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Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Cozy Cobblestone Cap!

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Cozy Cobblestone Cap

I love browsing through knit stitch dictionaries for inspiration.  I recently came across the “Garter Stitch Cobblestones” stitch and loved it.  It had texture, yet was a simple pattern.  It was easy to visualize knit in a hat for both men and women.  And it was just different looking.

So, I started planning a hat using this stitch.  I made more mistakes than usual on this one and ripped out plenty of stitches before I completed it, but I really like the look of it.  It is stretchy enough to fit most adults and it is made with a worsted weight yarn.  This hat will make a perfect chemo cap to wear to bed, in the warmer weather or just anytime a really heavy hat is not needed.

There is an edge stitch on either side of this pattern that will make seaming the hat very easy without breaking up the pattern.  The pattern is working on a multiple of 12 plus two edge stitches, so if you would like to alter it for a different size, just keep that in mind.



The pattern is free of course, although anyone who wishes to support Delaware Head Huggers with a monetary donation is welcome to do so, of course.  Our website, www.delawareheadhuggers.org has an easy donate button and all money is used to pay for shipping costs and tags for each hat.  I hope many of you will make one, or two or twenty and donate them to Delaware Head Huggers or your local cancer center! 

If anyone has trouble printing this pattern, you can try the copy of Scribd: Cozy Cobblestone PDF.  If you highlight the text of the pattern and then paste it in a Word document, it works.



Size 7 knitting needles

Worsted weight yarn – I used stash yarn that did not have a label, so I honestly don’t know how many yards I used. 

Cast on 86 stitches.

Knit garter stitch (knit every row) for 10 rows.

Begin Garter Stitch Cobblestone pattern:

                        Row 1 and every alternate (odd) row:  Knit all stitches.
                       
                        Rows 2, 10, 12, 14, 22 and 24:  Purl all stitches.

                        Rows 4, 6 and 8:  K1, *P3, K6, P3*; repeat from * to * to last stitch.  K1.

                        Rows 16, 18 and 20:  K1, *P6, K6*; repeat from * to * to last stitch.  K1.

            Knit Rows 1 through 24.

Repeat Rows 1 through 22.

            Decrease Crown:
                       
                        Row 1:  K1, *K5, SSK*; repeat from * to * to last stitch.  K1.  (74 stitches)

                        Row 2 and all even rows:  Purl all stitches.

Row 3:  K1, *K4, SSK*; repeat from * to * to last stitch.  K1.  (62 stitches)

Row 5:  K1, *K3, SSK*; repeat from * to * to last stitch.  K1.  (50 stitches)

Row 7:  K1, *K2, SSK*; repeat from * to * to last stitch.  K1.  (38 stitches)

Row 9:  K1, *K1, SSK*; repeat from * to * to last stitch.  K1.  (26 stitches)

Row 11:  K1, SSK to last stitch, K1.  (14 stitches)

            Cut working yarn leaving a long tail. 

Draw yarn through live stitches left on your needle. 

Cinch closed and sew the seam. 

Weave in ends and enjoy!


79 comments:

  1. Is there a repeat missing in Row 11?

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    1. Then there needs to be an asterick before and after the SSK for the instructions to read correctly.
      Row 11: K1 *SSK* to last stitch, K1. (14 stitches)

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    2. Not really, just like knit to last stitch means knit every stitch until the last one, so does SKK to last stitch........... It's all the way you read it. Feel free to add the *'s if you like though.

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  2. You just keep SSK until the last stitch. The first and last stitch are the edge stitches, so they are knit. The rest are SSK. Hope that makes sense.

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  3. SSK means to Slip, Slip, Knit. You slip one stitch knitwise, then slip the next stitch knitwise, then knit the two together. There are some tutorials here:

    http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/decreases

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    1. Then why wouldn't you just knit two together?

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  4. Because this gives a different look.

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  5. In order to knit them, don't you need to slip them back on the needle on the left? If so they would look exactly the same as knitting the two together. So what am I missing?

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  6. No, you knit them off the right hand needle. Check out the videos I posted a link to above. They should clear it up for you. This is NOT a K2tog - it's a SSK. They are different stitches.

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  7. Or check out here: http://cache.lionbrand.com/faq/80.html?language=

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  8. say you hade 10 stitchon on your needle net 5 then the next 2 stitch slip the two stitch of on your right needle as if to net just take your 2 stitch and move them from theleft needle to the right then knit the 3 stitch and so on that is call ssk. hope this help happy netting

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    2. Or you could copy and paste the pattern into a word document. I thank everyone who posts free patterns for us. It is better to print 12 free pages or copy and paste than pay $3.00 or more for a pattern. I am a chemo patient myself and have knitted some of these hats for myself and plan to knit a some for other patients at my treatment facility

      Thanks Robin!

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    3. Anonymous - if you would email me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org I would be happy to send hats to you and to your treatment facility! THANK YOU!!!!

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    4. You just need to learn how to go into 'print preview' on your computer and look at how many pages and decide what pages you actually want to print.
      Then when you go to print, you type in just what pages you want to print. I only took pages 2-7... I also make it 100% so I can read it! Happy Knitting!

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  10. Robin, thanks so much for taking the time to post the pattern. I love all your patterns and look forward to your creations. This one really came out nicely! I had no problem at all following the pattern. Perhaps some people are new and aren't familiar with the abbreviations, different stitches or how to follow a pattern. That talent improves with practice. It's those little touches that make a difference in the final product.
    Keep up your good work and thanks again!

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  11. Hi Robin, If I knitted this hat in the round, I would just knit ALL the stitches, right, (no purling?).
    P.S. Love your buddy!

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    1. Hi BJ,

      You would have to switch out the stitches........for the stockinette parts, yes, you would knit all stitches, but the garter stitch bands would be both knit and purl. So, I think you would knit all rows except the pattern rows below. Those you would have to switch so that the P's are K's and the K's are P's.... I hope that makes sense......

      Rows 4, 6 and 8: K1, *P3, K6, P3*; repeat from * to * to last stitch. K1.

      Rows 16, 18 and 20: K1, *P6, K6*; repeat from * to * to last stitch. K1.

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  12. thanks for a lovely FREE hat pattern. I am going to check out your other patterns. Don't get discouraged with the negative comments, some people are just boneheads.
    The avid knitters (not netters) appreciate this very much.

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    1. Right on! Thank you for coming up with the words.
      Robin ... you are very much appreciated!

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  13. Robin, I just finished row 20 of the cobblestone cap and I don't understand the next directions.Knit rows 1 through 24 then Repeat rows 1 through 22. Are there no purl stitches to show the pattern? Please respond ASAP, I am ready for the next rows after finishing row 20.
    The hat is so pretty and I would like to finish it.

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  14. follow the pattern by knitting rows 1 through 24, so you still have to knit rows 21, 22, 23 and 24. Then you repeat only rows 1 through 22. Total will be 46 rows.......

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    1. Thank you so much, the way it is written, I thought it meant to repeat 1 thru 24 the second time. It says to begin Garter Stitch Cobblestone pattern which I did and I thought doing it twice would be too many times. You are so kind, Thanks

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  15. Anonymous, why don't you whip us up a pattern if you think this is cr*p. How impolite can you be??????

    Robin, ban this person - they are toxic!

    Linda in Colorado

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  16. Linda, Thank you, but it's ok. Everyone's allowed to their own opinion. I figure it is just someone who can't figure out how to print it and was taking their frustration out on me.

    My next posts though do say that I will delete any negative comments, since this site is supposed to be about happy, positive things........

    :)

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  17. Hi Robin i just wrote the pattern in my book for the Cobblestone Hat going to try it . . i'm so glad someone asked about SSK i was going to ..i have to go to the link though to look at it . thanks for that .
    Fran in Newfoundland Canada

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  18. I am going to try the hat I was going to ask about the SSK.will wath the video thanks

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  19. This pattern is great. I have started to design hat patterns and mitten patterns myself. What I was missing was the end and beginning knit stitch. My seam is now much better looking and the pattern is not disrupted. I used the dragon scale scarf pattern from HollyKlein.blogspot.com. I hope to soon have the patterns written so others can use them.
    Thanks again for this pattern.
    Annie noel122950@centurytel.net

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  20. I think i just found myself a pattern for a perfect Christmas gift for my husband!! I know its only May..but i think nothing wrong with planning ahead! :) LOL. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS LOVELY PATTERN!!
    -Cecilia-

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  21. In the pattern instructions you say to knit all alternate rows and Rows 2, 10, 12, 14, 24 you say to Purl. Yet just before the decreasing you say to Knit 1-24 which doesn't match the earlier directions as stated in Rows, 2, 10, 12, 14, 24. I believe this may be a mistake.
    Could you please explain why there is a difference.

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    1. Anonymous

      This is not a mistake. The directions to Knit Rows 1-24 means to work them as described, not to knit every stitch....the whole hat is knit, hence you knit the rows.......so you knit the pattern for Rows 1-24, then you knit Rows 1-22 again......

      Most patterns tell you to knit the necessary rows, but you need to follow the directions for each row separately.

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  22. First -- A very attractive hat. Thank you.

    For those who are in the learning stages -- try to think "visually" and picture the pattern in your mind. It takes a while but all of a sudden everything comes into place and you begin to develop an intuitiveness about your knitting.

    Keep up the good work, Robin. You go above a beyond to help others and it is very much appreciated.

    Sandra

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  23. I am an oncology nurse and am always looking for cap patterns for my patients. This is a lovely pattern. I am not very good at manipulating computer commands. Would it be possible to receive this pattern via email? Thank you so much for providing such interesting patterns and for your charity work. Patients, male and female, are very appreciative of the hats they receive, especially those on a special therapy that can have a potentially fatal reaction with exposure to cold temperatures. Thanks again!

    oncrn58@bardstowncable.net
    Terry H. RN, OCN

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    1. I sent it to you a few minutes ago. Let me know if there is any problem with receiving it.

      Robin

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  24. Robin, Getting ready to start this hat for my teenager grandson. He really likes it! Thanks, Knitnana10 in Franklin, NC :-)

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    1. Glad he likes it! It shouldn't take you long to finish it either! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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  25. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Trying to figure out the changes for knitting in the round :-D

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    1. It's easy! This post will help if you need....http://knittingwithschnapps.blogspot.com/2012/05/adapting-hat-patterns-for-circular-and.html

      just reverse all wrong side (even number) row stitches and you'll be fine.

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  26. When you say knit rows 1 through 24, are you saying knit the next 24 rows (25-59)? I'm unsure as to what you meant. I'm fairly new to knitting, so maybe I'm reading it wrong. After that then you repeat rows 1-22 (got that part). Please clarify the "knit rows 1 through 24. Thank you.

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    1. I did clarify that previously. Here is the answer again: follow the pattern by knitting rows 1 through 24, so you still have to knit rows 21, 22, 23 and 24. Then you repeat only rows 1 through 22. Total will be 46 rows.......

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  27. Hi Robin

    could you please send me this lovely pattern of yours in an e-mail. I am only a beginner knitter so I have set myself a bit of a challenge with this hat and the abbreviations involved
    Thank you very much
    roisino123@yahoo.ie xx

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    1. If you simply went to the PDF link or followed the instructions to email me, you wouldn't have wasted paper. You can always just write the pattern down as well if you are not comfortable with selecting the pages needed in print preview.

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  29. fayann54@yahoo.comMarch 28, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Looks great, cam you send me the pattern by email also.fayann54@yahoo.com. Thanks

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  30. Looks great,I will watch the video before I ask a question, teehee. People are so mean, something I don't understand. I was taught if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all. :~) Thank you for sharing! I will be giving this a try !

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  31. I hope someone can advise me. I want to start knitting for charity, but have no idea where to take the items. Does anyone have any good ideas please.

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    1. There are several places other than Delaware Head Huggers that accept chemo caps. We are always in need of hats of all sizes and hats can be sent directly to us. www.delawareheadhuggers.org has more info. Otherwise, your local hospital or oncologists office will usually be thrilled to receive handmade caps for patients!

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  32. Great simple pattern Robin. Thank you for posting it!

    By the way I just highlighted the pattern and pasted it in my text editor. Worked just fine.

    Take care.

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  33. Hi Robin, I'm new to knitting too, at first I wasnt sure what was going on but quickly found out about the terms n the video on SSK helps tremendously. I even manage to stop mid point on 2nd repeat to make my hat smaller so it fit more snug. Overall I enjoyed the pattern very much and want to thank you for it. I didnt even need to print, I just have it on my phone n look at it once a while, n once I start its real easy to follow. I made the hat in 3 days and it will be the first gift to my husband on his birthday.

    Happy Knitting. Bunny

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  34. Thanks for the lovely pattern. In the beginning when you say knit garter stitch for 10 rows, we will actually end up with 20 rows correct?

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  35. Please describe SSK to an English hat knitter.
    Thanks.
    Heather Kennett

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  36. SSK means to Slip, Slip, Knit. You slip one stitch knitwise, then slip the next stitch knitwise, then knit the two together. There are some tutorials here:

    http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/decreases

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  37. Love this pattern it is perfect for my husband for our cold Alaskan winters.

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  38. This was the very first thing I ever knitted....EVER. I understood your instructions easily. The only problem I had was how to seam it closed. I learned all the other stitches via YouTube, but couldn't find one for sewing the seam closed that wasn't confusing or didn't show it up close enough so I could see what was taking place. So I just did the best I could. Kind of disappointed because I did so well on the hat but feel the seem wasn't right.

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    1. There are lots of different ways to seam, but I usually use the mattress stitch. Here is a link to a tutorial: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html

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  39. So for the last 14 stiches, we just pull the working yarn through right?

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  40. Thank you for the very clear instructions. I followed them to a T, and the only complaint I have is that the hat covers my whole face! I'm sure I followed your instructions exactly...I have no idea what went wrong, because all the other hats I have made fit me just fine. This is twice as big as it needs to be...

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  41. Thank you for this pattern. I am enjoying working on it. However, I find myself wondering exactly what to do on steps 7 and 8. I have read through the comments and have not found the answer to my question. 1. "Knit rows 1-24." Does this mean the regular knit stitch? 2. "Repeat rows 1-22." Does this mean knit the knit stitch 22 more times or does it mean to repeat the above odds and even stitches; this section:
    "Row 1 and every alternate (odd) row: Knit all stitches.
    Rows 2, 10, 12, 14, 22 and 24: Purl all stitches.
    Rows 4, 6 and 8: K1, *P3, K6, P3*; repeat from * to * to last stitch. K1.
    Rows 16, 18 and 20: K1, *P6, K6*; repeat from * to * to last stitch. K1."
    I would greatly appreciate a reply as I look forward to finishing this cap! Thank you very much for taking the time to respond.

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    1. Actually, that has been answered several times in the comments above. It means follow the pattern by knitting rows 1 through 24, so you still have to knit rows 21, 22, 23 and 24. Then you repeat only rows 1 through 22. Total will be 46 rows.......

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  42. I understand that you have answered this several times, but the answer does not make sense to me! It appears on the pattern row 22 and 24 are purl, so I don't understand the knit 1 - 24 instructions........sorry to be so dense!

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    1. You work the pattern rows 1-24 then you work just Rows 1 - 22 - I can't explain it any clearer........

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  43. I found your pattern and site through Google. I'm trying to learn to knit in the round but I'm really daunted because it's all so confusing and I've never used circular needles before. Do you by any chance have a beginners' hat pattern of just stockinette stitches to try? This one scares me a little. I haven't even bought any circular needles yet!

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    1. This hat is knit flat, so you don't have to use circular needles........it's a very simple pattern - you'll do fine!

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    2. I see now, sorry I missed the part where it said to sew the seam. But I'd rather use circular needles so I don't have to do any sewing so do you know have any very basic patterns for a hat knit on a circular needle?

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  44. Is this not knitted in the round?

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    1. no, that's why it has to be seamed

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  45. Thank you so much for these patterns, I've just started knitting hats and these are great for a beginner such as myself. I did find this hat to come out a little large, but that was probably because of the yarn I was using.

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  46. What would the gauge be using a size 7 needle? Just want to know if the hat will fit me. Thanks

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  47. Love this pattern for my first hat..When I copied and pasted into word it also copied the background colour....is there anyway to fix it

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  48. Hi!

    I am really excited to try this pattern! I have been wanting to make a hat, and until this weekend, I had only ever made very long garter stitch scarves. (I'm definitely a beginner!) I just learned how to purl, and I have been experimenting with stockinette stripes-- your pattern includes a "knit all" row in between the purl pattern which probably cuts down on the stockinette curling I've noticed. This is brilliant!

    I may try to use this pattern to make a scarf first. I'm not familiar with decreasing stitches yet, but I will check out your video-- hopefully I'll be able to figure it out, and I'll be able to make the hat successfully!

    I do have one question. Your instructions say to cast on 86 stitches, but I don't think the needles that I have are long enough to hold that many stitches. Did you use really long needles, or did you use a circular needle? (Or is there another trick that I don't know about yet?!)

    Thank you so much for posting this!!

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  49. Oops-- just read through some comments that were posted previously. I see that you don't use a circular needle. I'll just need to find some longer knitting needles I suppose! :)

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