Monday, December 19, 2011

Another knit slouch hat - not so slouchy version

Not a pattern, just my personal notes so I can make another one just like it.

Lion Brand Tweed Stripes - Caribbean 3 oz., 144 yds
US sz 7 16" circular needles for ribbing
US sz 10 16" circular needles for body
Stitch markers
Row marker or safety pin
Yarn or tapestry needle

CO 96 sts with smaller needles
Work K2 P2 ribbing for 2"

Increase 16 sts evenly by *K5, M1, K1* 16 times = 112 sts
Change to larger needles and knit in stockinette until entire piece, including ribbing, measures 7 inches.
Place stitch marker every 14 stitches
Decrease row: K1, K2tog, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog tbl, K1
Knit 1 row even
Continue decreasing until there are 2 sts between markers
On last row, remove markers as you K2tog between markers.
Cut yarn leaving enough for sewing up top.  Thread needle and run through all remaining stitches twice, run through all stitches in the opposite direction and cut yarn.  Weave in starting tail.  This hat uses almost all of the whole skein.


Susan Being Snippy said...

I like your 'method' of keeping track of your projects -- mine is much the same. I have been experimenting with knitted hats both as a slouchy version and a child/toddler sized version. I have been using Loops and Threads Charisma, a chunky yarn but very soft and cozy. In that yarn it starts off with 68 to 72 stitches but is much like what you have done.
I wonder if this is how our great grammas figured out knitting for their families?

Deborah said...

That's a very pretty hat.

MikKnits said...

Susan, I keep notes all over the house! I have several notebooks lying around but can never find what I'm looking for when I'm looking for it :( I blog my recipes so I can find them later, so why not my knitting/crocheting notes? I don't know why I didn't do this sooner!

Deborah, thank you for the compliment!