Monday, October 29, 2007

It's a Hat ...

... instead of socks, for a change. I've made several, this will be number five: "RIDGES" HAT:

This looks especially good in long-repeat variegated yarns like Noro Silk Garden.

Materials: Noro "Silk Garden" (about 1 1/2 skeins); size 7 16-inch circular needle and double-pointed needles. Gauge = 4 sts/in.

Sizes small (medium)

Cast on 80 (88) stitches on 16-in. circ.ndl., join. Knit 8 rounds. *Purl 4 rounds. Knit 4 rounds. Repeat from * three (four) times. Purl 4 rounds (there should be four (five) purl ridges).

Knit 1 round. Decrease round: K 6, K 2 tog around = 70 (77) sts. Knit 2 rounds. Purl 4 rounds.

Knit 1 round. Decrease round: K 5, K 2 tog around = 60 (66) sts. Knit 2 rounds. Purl 4 rounds.

Knit 1 round. Decrease round: K 4, K 2 tog around = 50 (55) sts.

Knit 1 round. Decrease round: K 3, K 2 tog around = 40 (44) sts. Knit 1 round. Continue to work decrease rounds as established every other round, changing to double-pointed needles when needed. At 10 (11) sts, pull stitches together, fasten off.
--Karen Kahane (2005)


Kathy said...

Ooooo, purty. Very cool hat. I'd make one for myself but for some reason I look silly wearing hats. Here I am a perfectly respectable knitter and I have to wear a store bought hat because I have yet to make one that doesn't leave me looking like a doofus.

Linda said...

This is Linda visiting from My So-Called Blog. Thanks so much for identifying the bun-warmer posted on my blog - I've wondered about this for years.

Re. the large crocheted piece: 72" by 90" is rather large for the back of a couch, don't you thing? Regardless, I can't imagine putting anything so beautiful on my couch. Of course, in those days 'fancy' rooms were reserved for company and I'd guess there were not multitudes of dogs/cats roaming the house.

I love your patterns and feel certain I'll be visiting again. :)

fleegle said...

Scrumptious hat! I love Noro colors, but find the yarn just too scratchy.