Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Never too late to knit -- Free hat pattern
It's never too late to knit a hat. Really, pick out a chunky yarn and us 8 needles and cast on tonight. Watch a holiday movie (I watched White Christmas) as I knit this hat.
1 skein Blue Sky Worsted (putty) COLOR A
1 skein Blue Sky Worsted (red) COLOR B
US 8 circular 16" or Double Pointed Needles
To fit an average adult size head, 22-23" round
With Color A, Cast on 90 stitches. Place marker and join round taking care not to twist.
Round 1: *K2, p1 repeat from * to end of round.
Repeat round 1 until hat measures 1"
Next round: *K9, m1 repeat from * to end of round (100 stitches)
Knit 1 round in COLOR A.
Change to COLOR B, knit 2 rounds
Change to COLOR A, knit 4 rounds.
Repeat the Last 6 rounds until hat measures 7" tall.
Start decreases and continue to work in established stripe pattern (I started my decreases on round 4 of the COLOR A sequence. This allowed me to finish with two rounds of red at the top of the hat [see picture])
Round 1: *Knit 2, k2tog, repeat from * across round
Round 2: Knit all stitches
Round 3: *K1, k2tog, repeat from * across round
Round 4: knit
Round 5: *k2tog, repeat from * across round
Round 6: *k2tog repeat from * across round
Cut thread and feed thru remaining stitches. Cinch and secure yarn inside. Weave in ends.
Enjoy and Stay warm.