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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Star Stitch Football Game Hat!

Well, I was sitting watching football with my husband and son and I needed to knit something, so I came up with this hat.  I wanted something with quick results and this is certainly quick.  The fourth quarter is still going on and I'm finished.   This pattern should be knit loosely (which is sometimes a problem for me!) and the hat is big enough for a large adult.  There's a decent amount of stretch to it, but it fits nicely on smaller adult heads too. 

This pattern used well less than a skein of yarn.  I'd say probably about 60 yards would be fine, but I always make sure I have more - just in case.........

I recently came across the star stitch online and liked the way it looked.  So, I used that as inspiration and experimented.  I kind of like the finished result of this hat............



I knit the same pattern again - Sunday Night Football and was finished before halftime.........I did the 4 x 4 ribbing for about 4 inches on this one.  This time I used a variegated, boucle type yarn......Patons Melody, which I love, but I'm not sure it's right for this hat.................you just can't see the stitches as well as with the solid color yarn.  But, it's still a cozy and soft hat.



I used:

Blue Hat:  Lion Brand Hometown super bulky yarn  - one skein (81 yards) is more than enough (any super bulky or 6-weight yarn will do.)

Multi Color Hat:  Patons Melody super bulky yarn - one skein (72 yards) is more than enough. 

Size 13 straight needles

Stitch Explanations:

Make Star - Knit 3 stitches together, but don't take them off your left hand needle. Yarn Over and knit the same 3 stitches together again, this time completing the knit stitch and allowing the stitches to fall off the left hand needle.

4 x 4 Rib - *Knit 4, Purl 4, repeat from *



Star Stitch Hat Pattern

UPDATE TO PATTERN:  Someone pointed out that the first row could be viewed as needing 49 stitches.  Please just repeat K1, MS across the row!  Sorry for any confusion!!! 


Cast on 48 stitches

Work 4 by 4 rib for about 2 inches  (Make the ribbing longer or shorter if you like)

Begin Pattern:

Row 1:  Knit 1, Make Star, *Knit 1, Make Star repeat from *  (K1, MS, *K1, MS repeat from *)

Row 2:  Knit across

Continue alternating Rows 1 and 2 until the hat is about 7 inches long.  Make it longer if you prefer.

Decrease as follows:

Row 1:  Knit 2 together (K2tog) across the row - 24 stitches

Row 2:  *Knit 1, Make Star, repeat from *

Row 3:  Knit 2 together (K2tog) across the row - 12 stitches

Row 4:  Knit across

Row 5:  Knit 2 together (K2tog) across the row

Cut your working yarn and draw it through the remaining stitches on your needle.  Cinch the top of the hat.

Seam the side and enjoy!  Or in my case, tag it with a Delaware Head Huggers tag and ship off to a chemo center.  :)

PDF Version


Happy Knitting!

41 comments:

  1. I have tried repeatedly to print this pattern from All-Free patterns as well as this website and can ONLY get Page 2 with pictures of hats.
    Please advise how I make get this pattern. Thank you.


    Hartwell, GA.
    ncw511@hartcom.net

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    1. To all with printing issues. Go to your file section on left of your tool bar. Click on file, then click on print preview. Put in print pages 3-4. Clear print preview and hit print and you can copy the pattern.

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    2. Edit pattern, copy and paste into a word doc.

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  2. Hi. I emailed you the pattern. I'm sorry that there is a problem printing it. I'm going to make it a PDF and add that to the page as well.

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  3. I also was unable to get past the photos of the hats(pg 2). I have knitted for the Tunnell Center in Rehoboth/Lewes area & would like to knit something different. Thanks, Marge

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  4. Hi Marge, I'm not sure why the pages won't print, but I added it as a PDF at the bottom of the page. If you want to email me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org, I will be happy to send you the pattern directly.

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  5. The PDF printed nicely on my printer. Just wondering though, do you have any circular patterns that use a magic loop instead of the dpns?

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  6. This doesn't use dpns or magic loop....it's worked on straight needles and then seamed up the side.

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  7. i tried emailing you at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org but it would not go through.I could not print this pattern either and it is so different Thank you Nadine d3ani3@q.com

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  8. I found that if you copy the pattern and paste it in a new email page . Then you can print it out! And only copy the part you need and not all the comments and adds! Thats how I do it and it works well!
    Glenda T.

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  9. hello to the Delaware knitters/crocheters. I am in Ocean City MD. Could any of your members contact me re relevant knit and crochet issues. thanks. susan email: susankerin@mchsi.com

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  10. If this was knitted in the round...would the knit rows be purl instead of knit?

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  11. I haven't tried knitting this in the round......but I guess they would be..........please let me know if you try it. I'll add that to my project list to try myself too!

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  12. Hi Robin, I'm also not able to print the pattern as well as from the PDF file....could you possibility send me the pattern as well please.....Thanks so much.

    Barbara Mallar
    shisan_akitas@yahoo.com

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  13. Wish I had read these posts first. Love the hat but have too many pictures of it and no directions--tried repeatedly and thought the problem was with me. Please help!

    lsteinken@hotmail.com

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  14. Open Word, copy and paste the instructions and the photo onto it and print the Word Documant.

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  15. You just became one of my favorite knitting blogs. We had a schnauzer who is (sadly) now in heaven. If I had had my druthers, I'd have renamed him Schnapps (because our last name is Beer, and we have a history of naming our dogs after things alcoholic!!!). But our little guy was 3 years old, so we kept the name he knew which was Barney. To say I miss him horribly is the understatement of the millennium. He kept my feet warm when I knitted. Give him a hug for me the next time he gets up in your lap to help you knit.

    Sincerely,
    Sue/Rosewood11

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  16. I just gave him a hug from you! He's wagging his tail........he just loves to be loved! Schnauzers are wonderful.....I'm so sorry that Barney isn't there to keep you cozy anymore. I know how much love they inspire.........

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  17. The PDF would not print for me either. However, I just highlighted the pattern and then used my print button to print "selection" and it worked just fine.

    My dog is a rescue dog and he came named and his name is Bailey. How appropriate for me since I enjoy a Bailey's Irish Creme now and then.

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  18. would you have any idear of how to change this pattern to a baby size [age 9-12 mnths] as i would love to knit it for my great gandaughter as i think it would look so cute.

    ettypam thanks

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  19. @ettypam - I'd try it by switching to a worsted weight and maybe size 6 or 7 needles? Not sure exactly what size it would turn out, but it should be close....... If that doesn't work, you could always drop 4 or 8 stitches or add them for that matter too......... Hope that helps.....

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  20. Hi I made my copy of the pattern by using Wordpad. I copied image and directions onto Wordpad and voila! I printed the pattern, this is what I do whenever I have difficulty printing patterns off a website. ;)

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  21. Hello,
    How do make a star. I would love to make this hat for my nephew.

    my email: usaxena@rocketmail.com

    Thank you,
    knitter

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  22. thanks for the advice robin i will give it a go and let you know how it works out

    ettypam

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  23. I too could not print out the pattern, only pictures of the hat and very tiny printed pages lined up along the left side of page. I would apprecaite and love it if you could email it to me. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

    wsthom@digitalpath.net

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  24. I copied the text directly from the page and pasted it into an email I sent myself (without photos and condensed to fit on one page). I printed out the email - voila! with no problem at all. Looking forward to making these for my grandchildren in NY who have adult-sized heads despite being petite 8, 5 and 3 year olds!

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  25. I would love to make this hat for my unborn daughter. How do I reduce the size to make it fit her after she's born? Saw the post for 9-12 months, but want something smaller.

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  26. @Jill, I honestly don't know about making it that small.......but you'd probably be ok if you used size 2 or 3 needles and maybe a 3 weight yarn........ If anyone has any ideas or has tried it, please post and let us know.........

    Congrats on your upcoming bundle of joy!

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  27. I have tryed to print this and can not.
    Ellen

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  28. Ellen - email me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org and I will email you a copy of the pattern!

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  29. I love the pattern, however, I guess my hand is looser so it doesn't quite look like it. I too had to make a copy to Word to print the pattern. Don't know what the comment was about stitches, your 48 stitches works when I do it.
    At first the yarn over threw me because I just thought you meant to knit again through back, but you actually have a yarn over and then do another k3 in the same k3 correct?

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  30. Just came to your site through KnittingParadise, & although I came for the hat pattern, it's your DOG I love. My last mini schnauzer has been gone for 2 yrs, & now I'm ready to find another 'friend'. Thanks, Paula

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    1. :) mini schnauzers are the best. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  31. I couldn't print this nor could I get on this page to comment, so I commented on my FB page, and told of the huge type that came out - yes, even and especially with the PDF...so I went back to this page, highlighted the pattern, right-clicked on words, then selected print, then selection, and I too, now have the printed pattern! I love the star pattern and the solid color...and stars have kind of become my trademark...I am also going to use this pattern to make a poncho...should be really neat looking! Thanks for making this hat and pattern...I really love it! I am going to check around with hospitals too for making hats for those undergoing chemo. Thanks again!
    diamond_stargazer@msn.com (diamond_stargazer was also my cb handle back in the mid 70's.)

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  32. PS...I meant to say I right-clicked on the typed words instead of just the blue highlighted page. I also discovered just after having written the pattern out longhand, that I had 'paused' all printing. LOL I had better not make any mistake on this now...;-]

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    1. You can always just email me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org and I will send you a PDF and all 24 patterns are in an ebook on Ravelry for $3.00 too.

      Glad you like the pattern! Let me know how the poncho comes out - I'm sure it will be gorgeous!!

      Robin

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  33. I followed your directions and had no problems printing. Thank You.
    I do have a question regarding sizing. What size is the pattern designed for?
    I need something for a five year old.
    Thank You!

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    1. This is sized for an adult. You could probably use worsted weight yarn and size 7 needles and get approximately the right size......maybe??

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  34. Hi I would hug you if I could reach you. I lead a group of women from my church, we knit and crochet, we have been making chemo-caps since Jan. 2013 and donating them to 2 area facilities. Up til now I have only been able to find crochet patterns and I have 4 knitters asking for patterns. THANK YOU now I can make them happy and they can help us supply this need. We are a group of 14 ages 85-39 and meet once a week til end of June, restarting in Sept but we all continue to create during the summer mos. Since Jan we have given aprox. 75 hats. Again THANKS to you and Schnapps. Dotty

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    1. Hugs right back! I have over 100 knit patterns, so they should all be able to find one they like. :)

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