Looping Chalices

As I watched the mercury drop further and further and appear to pick up speed on its way down, I knew I needed a hat! Hats and I do not get along very well .. I just do not look good in them. After much thought and discussion, it was decided to try to a beret / slouch type hat and this is what I came up with.

This is actually a hat that was intended for use with recycled yarn - the yarn I used has a 15% wool content and is fuzzy-ish, so the yarn weights here may vary if you use a new yarn - It knit up very fast (2 days) and is a little big on me, but I've a small head - My first hat pattern and I've had a lot of fun making it! I hope you have as much fun as I did making it!

needles: US10 DPN or 2 circulars
stitch markers
weight: worsted or sport / Dk double stranded
size: average

Glossary:
yf: bring yarn from back to front
sl 1: slip 1 stitch from left to right needle
psso: pass slip stitch over


CO 75 sts, working one row ribbing for 1"
Increase row: increase 1 stitch every 3rd stitch (96 sts on needle)
2nd increase row: increase approx every 3rd - 4th stitch (123 stitches on needle)

Pattern Stitch
1st Row: (right side) K2, yf, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, k1, *(yf, k1) twice, sl 1, k1 psso, k3, k2tog, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, yf, k2

2nd and alt rows: K

3rd Row: k3, * yf, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, k1, yf, k3; rep from * to end

5th Row: k4, yf, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yf, * k5, yf, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yf; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4

7th Row: k2, k2tog, k1, yf, k3, yf, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, *k1, k2tog, k1, yf, k3, yf, k1, sl 1, k1, psso; rep fro * to last 2 sts, k2

9th Row: k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k2, yf, k3, yf, k2, *sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yf, k3, yf, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1

11th Row: k3, * k2tog, k1, (yf, k1) twice, sl 1, k1, psso, k3; rep from * to end

13th Row: k2, k2tog, k1, yf, k3, yf, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, * k1, k2tog, k1, yf, k3, yf, k1, sl 1, k1, psso; rep from * to last 2 st, k2

15th Row: k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, yf, k5, yf, k1 * sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yf, k5, yf, k1; rep from * to last 3 st, k2tog, k1

17th Row: k3, * yf, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, k1, yf, k3; rep from * to end

19th Row: k3, *, yf, k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yf, k3; rep from * to end

20th Row: Knit

Complete 2 sets of pattern stitch.

Decrease Row 1: K1, K2tog - rep these 2 stitches until end
Decrease Row 2: K

Repeat these rows 3 times

Decrease Row 7: K1, K2tog - rep for one round

Using a yarn needle and tail from yarn, draw yarn through stitches to close hole, weave in ends and enjoy! Block if needed.

PDF Links:
grace quilts website
Google Docs
Doc Stock Profile Page

3 comments:

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

January 13, 2010 at 10:37 PM  

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

January 17, 2010 at 7:48 PM  

fiberbabblesays.blogspot.com; You saved my day again.

February 16, 2010 at 6:08 AM  

Older Post Home

Blogger Template by Blogcrowds.