Monday, January 14, 2008

Another Mindless Knit


Quick and Easy Ribbed Hat


(Yes, quick about 2 hours. So easy, I knitted it in the car in the dark. No, I wasn’t driving)
You can, however, just as easily reduce the stress and knit in a well-lit room in a non- moving vehicle, like a comfy chair by the fireplace. This one-size hat will fit the average adult.


Materials: 1 skein, Misti Alpaca, Super Chunky 3 Ply, 50% alpaca, 50% merino wool 100 gr - 55 yds
Size US 13 /9mm 16” circular needles
1 stitch marker, tapestry needle
Optional: 1 set size US 13/9mm double points (any length)

Gauge: approximately 2 sts=1”

Instructions: Cast on 36 stitches, place marker and join.

Row 1: Purl across row
Knit 4 rows
Purl 3 rows
Knit 6 rows
Purl 3 rows
Knit 4 rows
Purl 1 row

Decrease as follows:
* P4 p2 tog, repeat from * across row (30 sts)
Purl next row

Change here to double points if your work becomes too tight on the circular needles.

*K3, k 2 tog, repeat from * across row (24 sts)
Knit 2 rows
*K2, k2 tog, repeat from * across row (18 sts)
K2 tog Repeat across row (9 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving 8” tail and thread tapestry needle, draw needle thru remaining 9 sts on needle (needles, if you are on dps). Pull tight, weave in ends and wear your new and cozy hat.

For fun, experiment with the depth and number of your purl rib rows; Add a pom pom in the same or different color; or try striping your ribs.

3 Comments:

Blogger Nancy said...

Laurie,
I don't know what to make next, the hat, the gloves ... your writing and designs are elegant and chic.

6:24 AM  
Blogger Tanya said...

Thank you for this wonderfully satisfying pattern! I just finished knitting it using Malabrigo's Rasta in Laguna Negra, and it took me 2 hours to the minute (and that included constantly referencing the pattern on my sleepy little smart phone). I love it! At this rate, I could make one for everyone in my family for Christmas!

7:48 PM  
Blogger The Yarn Princess said...

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed the pattern.

8:02 PM  

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