katherine hat

This hat is very easy, the main stitch pattern is only 4 rows (and one of them repeats) so it is easy to memorize.

Katherine Hat

Materials
2 skeins suri merino (or other worsted weight yarn)
Size 8 16″ circular needles
Size 8 dpns
Stitch markers/spare yarn.

Gauge
9 sts. per two inches

Stitches
Twisted Rib: *k one through the back loop, p1* around

Mini Cable: K2tog, leaving both stitches on the needle, knit first stitch again and remove both stitches from left hand needle.

C2F: Slip 2 stitches to cable needle, hold to front of the work. K2, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.

C2B: Slip 2 stitches to cable needle, hold to back of the work. K2, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.

Pattern
– CO 80 sts. Join in the round (being careful not to twist) and place marker.
– work in twisted rib for 3 inches.
– *K1, kfb* around. (120 stitches)
– Increase 6 more stitches evenly around. (*K20, kfb* around) (126 stitches)

1.*p1, k2, p1, k6, p1, k2, p1* around
2.*P1, mini cable, p1, c2F, k2, p1, minicable, p1* around
3. Same as row one
4.*P1, minicable, p1, k2, c2b, p1, minicable, p1* around

-Repeat these four rows until work measures 9 inches from cast on edge. End with a row 1.

Begin decreases:
-*P1, k2tog, p1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, p1, k2tog, p1* around
-*P1, k1, p1, c2b, p1, k1, p1*
-*slip 1, k2tog, psso, k1, k2tog, k1, slip 1, k2tog, psso*
-*k2tog* around
-*k2tog* around

Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches, pull tight and weave in ends.

Ravelry Pattern Page

Dad Hat


010, originally uploaded by green finch.

As it starts to get colder I feel the need to start Christmas gifts. My dad always wants a fold up brim hat, and I’ve finally got the perfect pattern down so I thought I’d share.

What you Need:
~Size 8 (US) 16″ circular needle and DPNs
~1 skein Ultra Alpaca or similar yarn
~A stitch marker
~A cable needle

C4F = Slip 2 stitches to cableneedle and hold in front, k2, k2 from cableneedle.

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch.

Cast on 100 stitches. Work in 1×1 rib for 2.5″

1+3.for the first 16 stitches: *k1,p1,k1,p1,k1* p1, k4, p1 *k1,p1,k1,p1,k1* knit to end of round.
2.for the first 16 stitches: *p1,k1,p1,k1,p1* p1, k4, p1 *p1,k1,p1,k1,p1* knit to end of round.
4.for the first 16 stitches: *p1,k1,p1,k1,p1* p1, C4F, p1 *p1,k1,p1,k1,p1* knit to end of round.

Repeat these four rows for 7.5″ (or longer, depending on what the recipient would like. When in doubt always knit longer, a

too long hat can be folded up but a too short one is useless) ending with a row 4.

Crown Decreases (switch to dpns when necessary):
1. *work 8 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
2. Work one row plain as established. (work seed stitch in the panels and stockinette stitch everywhere else.)
3. *work 7 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
4. *work 6 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
5. *work 5 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
6. *work 4 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
7. *work 3 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
8. *work 2 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
9. *work 1 stitch as established, k2tog* around.
10. *k2tog* around.

Thread yarn through remaining stitches, weave in ends, and fold up the brim.
The End!

The perfect guy-gift hat.