That's right folks, you heard it here first! Heather HAS in fact finished another knitted object in the same week. We're setting records now! The object in question is the adorable (if I do say so myself) little hat knitted for Rachel from Lang Tosca yarn. Lovely colors. I pulled the stitch pattern from one of my many stitch books. I hope you don't mind the self-indulgent photo display of
And now for the FREE PATTERN: (edited to include gauge info 11/12/06)
Girl’s Lacy Rib Hat w/ Picot Edge
Pattern written by Heather Spellman for Sereknity Knits
This hat pattern is worked from the bottom up, starting with the picot edge and was designed to fit my 7 year old daughter. Stitches from the cast-on edge will be worked into the picot edge leaving no finishing to be done. This is a fairly quick and easy knit. Skills needed are familiarity with circular knitting, yarnovers, and decreasing. If needed, add a few extra pattern repeats before decreasing to get larger size. The circumference is large enough to fit this adults head, so the only adjustment should be to the length.
1 Ball Lang Yarns Tosca, 55% wool, 45% acrylic, 92 meters or approximately 100 yards; or equivalent weight (heavy worsted) yarn
12” Addi Turbo circular needles, size 8US
One stitch marker
Gauge: 18 stitches and 30 rows over 4 inches in pattern stitch
Definitions: K2Tog = knit two stitches together
Skp=Slip the first stitch (knitwise) to the righthand needle, knit the next stitch, then slip the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch and off the needle. Decreases one stitch.
Cast-on 90 stitches, place marker, and join in the round, being careful not to twist. (I used the long-tail cast on.)
Rows 1-3: Knit.
Row 4: *K2tog, yo, repeat from * to the end.
Rows 5-7: Knit.
Row 8: Fold work under at YO row and begin knitting, knitting both the stitch on the left hand needle and picking up stitches from the cast on edge, knitting both together at the same time. Knit all stitches on the needle and cast-on edge together in this manner.
Row 9: Knit
Begin Lacy Rib Pattern stitch as follows:
Row 1: *k2, p, k2, p, yo, skp, p, repeat from * to the end
Row 2: *K5, p, k2, p, repeat from * to the end
Row 3: *k2, p, k2, p, k2tog, yo, p, repeat from * to the end
Row 4: *k5, p, k2, p, repeat from * to the end.
Work these four rows to end 8 times – a total of 32 rows. (edited 9/3/07)
Begin crown decreasing:
Row 1: *skp, p, k2tog, p, yo, skp, p, repeat from * to end
Row 2: *k3, p, k2, p, repeat from * to end
Row 3: *skp, k1,p, k2tog, yo, p, repeat from * to end
Row 4: *k2,p, repeat from * to end
Row 5: *k2tog, p, skp,yo,p, repeat from * to end
Row 6: *k1,p,k2tog, p, repeat from * to end
Row 7: *k1,p1, repeat from * to end
Row 8-9: k2tog to end
Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Thread tapestry needle with the yarn and thread yarn through all stitches. Pull opening tight to close, but not so tight as to cause the hat to buckle. Fasten and weave in ends. Voila!
Please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or suspected errata! Thank you! I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I did. (Editted to fix a small error.)