Thursday, May 14, 2009

Everything is Hunky-Dory

One more free hat pattern - this is actually mine . . .

        Hunky-Dory Hat

Design by Erin Ruth
Sizes: infant (toddler, adult small, adult large) 

Materials: 1 (1,1,2) skeins of Alchemy’s Synchronicity (50% wool 50% silk, 118 yds)
         16” size 7 circular needle
         16” size 4 circular needle
         Size 7 double-pointed needles
(Note: For the infant size most knitters will find it more comfortable to work the whole hat on double points.)

Gauge: 5 sts/in on larger needle

Hat Band:
With smaller needles cast on 88 (96, 104, 112) sts. 
Join in the round and place marker at the beginning of round. 
(p2, k6) to end of round for 3 rounds. 

Hat Body:
Switch to larger needle to begin mock- cable pattern.

Round 1: (p2, k3, k2tog, k1, yo) repeat to end of round
Round 2, 4, 6 & 8: (p2, k6) to end of round
Round 3: (p2, k2, k2tog, k1, yo, k1) repeat to end of round
Round 5: (p2, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2) repeat to end of round
Round 7: (p2, k2tog, k1, yo, k3) repeat to end of round

Repeat these 8 rounds 4 (4, 5, 6) times (or until hat is desired length - try it on! - just make sure to end on round 8).

Crown Decreases:
As you decrease around the crown, switch to double-pointed needles when there are too few stitches to knit comfortably on 16” circulars.

Round 1: (p2, k3, k2tog, k1) repeat to end of round
Round 2: (p2, k2, k2tog, k1) repeat to end of round
Round 3: (p2, k1, k2tog, k1) repeat to end of round
Round 4: (p2, k2tog, k1) repeat to end of round
Round 5: (p2tog, k2) repeat to end of round
Round 6: (k2tog, k1) repeat to end of round
Round 7: k2tog all the way around
 You will now have only 11 (12, 13, 14) sts left.

Finishing: Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Using a darning needle thread remaing stitches onto the tail and off of the needles. Pull yarn tight drawing the stitches closed at the top of the hat. Weave in ends. 


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting such a beautiful hat pattern.

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