Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Funky Knitted Hat

This hat has done the rounds.  Well.... the general pattern of this hat gets re-vamped and changed every time I knit it.  But I also thought it time to share the pattern.

 The colours can of course be changed.  It does include braided cables, so is a little more challenging than some hat designs.

Size:

Small adult head - or teen.

Gauge:

Not too tight. It's really hard doing cables with tight knitting.

Materials Needed:

1 ball rainbow
1 ball orange
1 ball purple
4mm needles
5.5mm needles

Notes:

This hat is for a small head. For a larger head you will need more stitches.... I recommend 80 for a regular sized adult head, or 90 for a large head or one with a lot of hair. This pattern would need altering in the cabled orange sections to change the size of the final product.

Directions:

Cast on 70 sts on 4mm needles.

Rib (k1, p1 to end) for 10 rows.

A row by row run down follows for the complete hat.
Where one instruction is given for a row, complete the entire row that way.

1: rib
2: rib
3: rib
4: rib
5: rib
6: rib
7: rib
8: rib
9: rib
10: rib
11: change to 5.5mm needles - knit whole row.
12: knit
13: knit rainbow
14: knit rainbow
15: knit 2 tog, yf, repeat to the end of row
16: knit rainbow
17: knit 2 tog, yf, repeat to the end of row
18: knit rainbow
19: knit 2 tog, yf, repeat to the end of row
20: knit rainbow
21: knit orange
22: knit orange
23: knit purple
24: knit purple
25: knit orange
26: knit 10, purl 6, knit 16, purl 6, knit 16, purl 6, knit 10
27: purl 10, (slip 2 cable needle in front, knit 2, knit cable needle, knit 2), purl 16, repeat bracket, purl 16, repeat bracket, purl 10
28: as row 26
29: purl 10, (knit 2, slip 2 onto cable needle back, knit 2, knit cable needle), purl 16, repeat bracket, purl 16, repeat bracket, purl 10
30: as row 26
31: purl 10, (slip 2 cable needle in front, knit 2, knit cable needle, knit 2), purl 16, repeat bracket, purl 16, repeat bracket, purl 10
32: as row 26
33: purl 10, (knit 2, slip 2 onto cable needle back, knit 2, knit cable needle), purl 16, repeat bracket, purl 16, repeat bracket, purl 10
34: as row 26 - cut off orange wool leaving 30cm for sewing up
35: knit purple
36: knit purple
37: knit rainbow
38: knit rainbow - cut off rainbow wool leaving 30cm for sewing up
39: knit purple
40: purl
41: (knit 3, knit 2 together) - repeat to end of the row
42: purl
43: (knit 2, knit 2 together) repeat to end of the row
44: purl
45: (knit 1, knit 2 together) repeat to end of the row
46: purl
47: knit 2 together to the end of the row
48: purl
49: knit 2 together to the end of the row
50: Cut off the purple wool with 30cm of yarn remaining, thread all stitches onto the cut piece and pull tight.

Plait 12 lengths of each colour together. Fold in half. Sew to the top of the hat

Sew down from the top towards the rib until you reach the orange section.
Sew the ribbed section from the bottom up with the purple tails.
Sew the rainbow and orange sections with tails.

Darn in the remaining tails.