Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Stripy Hat - Free Pattern

It's finally fall, bar none the bestest time of year, IMHO.

It's been a while since I posted last, during which hiatus

my former place of employment closed, I sat around in

dirty PJ's and moped for a couple weeks, visited Texas

during a heat wave, and got myself a brand new job at a

certain UES purveyor of exclusive cashmere.

. . . and now I'm finally returning to the most important

job of all - providing knitters with more free patterns.

Without further ado,

Stripy Hat

by Erin Ruth

Download the pdf here.

Yummy chunky quick-knit hat for fall. Great for guys and girls. Perfect accessory for sneaking out of windows . . .

Materials: 2 balls each in 2 colors (A and B) of Tahki Torino Bulky, 55 yds/ball, (pictured in #210 Black and #236 Heather Grey)

Size 10 16" circular needles or size needed to get gauge.

Size 10 double-point needles

Size 11 16" circular needles

Darning needle

Gauge: 5 sts/in in pattern stitch

This striped and ribbed hat requires a tubular cast-on. Those unfamiliar with the tubular cast-on should check out the tutorials at

Knitty or in video format at Knitting Daily.

Cast on 48 sts with scrap yarn on larger needles.

Join in round.

Purl 2 rows with A.

Purl 2 rows with B.

From this point forward make every knit stitch with A and every purl stitch with B.

Make your tubular cast on knitting with A and purling with B. Pull out the scrap yarn. You should now have 96 sts on the needle.

Continue working in (k1, p1) rib - yep, still knitting with A and purling with B - until you have 8 inches from the cast on edge.

Begin decreases: (all k2tog, and ssk are worked with color A)

Round 1: [ssk, (k1, p1)9x, k1, k2tog, p1]4x

Round 3: [ssk, p1, (k1, p1)8x, k2tog, p1]4x

Round 5: [ssk, (k1, p1)7x, k1, k2tog, p1]4x

Round 7: [ssk, p1, (k1, p1)6x, k2tog, p1]4x

Round 9: [ssk, (k1, p1)5x, k1, k2tog, p1]4x

Round 11: [ssk, p1, (k1, p1)4x, k2tog, p1]4x

Round 13: [ssk, (k1, p1)3x, k1, k2tog, p1]4x

Round 15: [ssk, p1, (k1, p1)2x, k2tog, p1]4x

Round 17: [ssk, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, p1]4x

Round 19: [ssk, p1, k2tog, p1]4x - 16 sts remain.


Break yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining 16 sts with darning needle, pulling sts closed at top of hat. Weave in ends.