Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fall Hat

I wanted a winter hat to match the black and purple striped scarf I made myself about 10 years ago but I don't like doing stripes in the round because I have a lot of trouble not making the rows jog. I think they look good together.

Purple and Black Nordic Hat
Gauge: 6 st per inch on size 4 needles; hat is 22" circumference
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in black and purple
CO 132 stitches in black on size 4 16" circular needles and join in the round.
Work k2p2 rib for 6 rows.
Knit one row and change to size 6 16" circular needles.
Join purple and follow chart, repeating the motif 11 times per row. Knit one row black then repeat first 10 rows of chart.
Next row: * ssk, k9, work row 1 chart, k9, k2tog* (all stitches not in chart are in black) Repeat 3 more times; 8 stitches decreased
Continue decrease rows and chart as established for the next 8 rows, changing to size 6 double pointed needles when necessary, placing each of the four sections on separate needles.
Continue decrease rows using only black until there are only 3 stitches left on each needle.
Next row: *ssk, k1*, repeat 3 more times; 8 stitches left.
Break yarn, thread through the remaining stitches and pull them tight. Weave in all loose ends.

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