Friday, September 07, 2007
Rachel, a girl's lacy rib hat with a pretty picot edge
This pattern is worked from the bottom up, starting with the picot edge and was designed to fit a small child (3-5) or older child (6-10). Stitches from the cast-on edge will be worked into the picot edge leaving virtually no finishing to be done. This is a fairly quick and easy knit. Skills needed are familiarity with circular knitting, yarn-overs, and decreasing.
1 ball Sereknity Hand Painted Worsted Weight Superwash Merino, 200yds, 4oz
12” Addi Turbo circular needles, size 6US
One stitch marker
Gauge: 22 stitches and 34 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.
M1 = Lift bar from the previous row and knit into the back of the loop.
Loosely cast-on (80)90 stitches (use a larger size needle if necessary to keep your stitches loose. I used the long tail cast-on.) Place marker, and join in the round, being careful not to twist.
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 the first stitch form the cast on edge together at the same time. Knit all stitches on the needle and cast-on edge together in this manner.
Row 9: Knit (If making the small size, M1 at the beginning of the row to increase the stitch count to 81.)
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 for 4 ½” (5 ½”) ending with a row 4. ( If desired, add a few extra pattern repeats before decreasing to get an even larger size. The circumference is large enough to fit this adult’s head, so the only adjustment needed should be to the length.)
Begin crown decreasing:
Row 1: *skp, p, k2tog, p, yo, skp, p, repeat from * to end (70 stitches)
Row 2: *k3, p, k2, p, repeat from * to end
Row 3: *skp, k1,p, k2tog, yo, p, repeat from * to end (60 stitches)
Row 4: *k2,p, repeat from * to end
Row 5: *k2tog, p, skp, p, repeat from * to end (40 stitches)
Row 6: *k1,p,1 , repeat from * to end
Row 7: k2tog to end
Row 8: knit even all around to end
Row 9: knit2to to end
Row 10: knit even all around to end
Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Thread tapestry needle with the tail 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. If it feels a bit snug, give it a light blocking. 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.
Copyright October 27, 2006. Please note this pattern is the property of Sereknity and is copyrighted material and the entire contents of this pattern are copyrighted as a collective work under the copyright laws of the United States. You may print a copy of this pattern for your own personal use and enjoyment, but editing, publishing, transmitting, e-mailing, posting it to a list service or database, or otherwise commercially exploiting this pattern is strictly forbidden without the express permission of Sereknity and/or the author.