Saturday, January 17, 2009


After many months here at last many of you will be recieving the first mailing since joining my mailing list since it has been months since I created a pattern. I have felt uninspired, and stuck in an indefinent waititng pattern. Little knitting has been taking place and a lot of what has is just a few stitches on projects that ultimately end up wasting away in the land of unfinished objects the dog gets a hold of. I decided I had to make something. Even something simple. I had to make something not from a pattern but create. I wanted to try my hand at a slouch hat, but not really a slouch hat, a reggae/rasta style hat, but not really. I wanted something that I could tuck my hair into without it looking lumpy or wierd. Kind of like how you can tuck dreads into a reggae hat but with less bulk and more femininity. I wanted lacy but not see what's underneath the hat in great detail. Worn back on the head somewhat like a snood... Thus was born Eclectic. It's so simple it should be called a recipe not a pattern but here it is all the same for those of you who prefer to have guidelines to work from.

Size 8 circulars and or dpns
Worsted Weight Yarn (Guess-age is that you shouldn't need more than 200 yards) I used Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted that was gifted to me.
Tapestry Needle to Weave in Ends
Stitch Marker or Waste yarn to mark beginning/ end of row

Cast on 80 stitches and do 1-2" K1, P1 Ribbing
On the last row of your ribbing increase one stitch in the very last stitch for 81 total.
*K1, YO, K2tog* Repeat this simple 3 stitch repeat until the hat measure between 10 and 12" or until it is your desired length (or are almost out of yarn)
Decrease Row 1: *K1, K2tog* repeat from * to *.
Decrease Row 2: K2tog Across
Decrease Row 3: K2tog Across
Flip the hat inside out pulling needles and yarn through the center hole and do three needle bind off or if you prefer simply pull the yarn through the remaining stitches and pull up tight. Weave in all the ends and enjoy.

Please do not post this pattern on any other site or in any way try to represent it as your own. Make these for yourself, gifts, or charity but never for profit. Thank you and Happy Knitting.


Anonymous said...

Glad you are back designing again Kody May

Chris in UK

Jean said...

Darling hat, I will have to put this on my to do list. Nothing can stand in the way of an artist creating, not even sorrow, sometimes it can even inspire. Keep on going and try not to let your anxiety sap up all your energy. It's good to see you posting again. Take Care.

kathy said...

It is good to see anew pattern as I love your hats and enjoy the ones I have knitted so far

Anonymous said...

We all have times of inactivity... In yesteryear these were called snoods. Same purpose.

Anonymous said...

great hat and wanted to say-I love your hair. very cute

Anonymous said...

I have to say, I LOVE the blonde hair! Welcome back :-D

Anonymous said...

Wow, I just found your site today and I have to say you have the greatest hats! I can't wait to try some of your patterns. Thanks so much, you are very talented!

Allison said...

Hello! You don't know me but I have been inspired by many of your hat patterns so I've nominated you for an inspiration award. Check it out at www.resipsaknitDOTblogspotDOTcom

Jean said...

I like the new look of your blog. Keep your spirits up my dear! said...

I have tried to get back onto your personal blog, but it is restricted. Hope all is good.


Judy G. said...

Nice to see you back designing again. Your snood (isn't that a great word?) is pretty.

Since you've restricted your personal blog, I wish you all the best and hope all goes well with your reunion; hopefully sooner than later.