Sunday, November 21, 2004

Hat - Brown Hat (for the lack of anything better to call it)

Hat is knitted top down.
Brown merino waterspun wool
5mm Double pointed needles
3.5mm 16" circular needles

Using 5mm double pointed needles:
CO 6 stitches and divide over three needles. Join and knit 1 round.
R2: Inc 1, K1 to end
R3: Knit
R4: Inc 1, K2 to end
R5: Knit
Even rows: Inc 1, knit 1 more to increase 6 stitches each round.
Odd rows: knit
Until you have enough to fit the top of your head. Mine came to 72 stitches.

Next row, purl 3 rows straight.
Change to 3.5mm needles and knit 3".
Purl 2 rows
Row 1: Mock cable twist (knit into second stitch, without taking the stitch off the left needle, knit into first stitch and take both off)
Row 2: K1, Mock cable twist
Do rows 1 & 2 four times
Purl 2 rows
Knit another inch.
Change to 5mm needles and knit 1 more round.
I-cord bind off (Knit 3 stitches, slip the three back onto the left needle with yarn in back. Knit the first 2 stitches and slip first stitch over the second stitch. Knit the third and fourth stitch. Slip the three stitches back onto the left needle and repeat.)

Weave in your ends and that's it. It may need a bit of blocking for shape.