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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Introducing Love: Hat 3 in the Trilogy!

This is the hat that began this trilogy.  We started with the edging and couldn't decide about the lace. So, we worked it and found that it might be a bit too much detail for some people.  So, Live and Laugh are patterns worked with just one element of the two from Love.

We hope you like all three hats in this group.  It was fun making them and I think they will work nicely with just about any yarn.  

This model was made with Ella Rae's Classic Heathers in Jade and size 7 needles.  The color is gorgeous and it just seemed to work well with this pattern.  Try whatever yarn you have on hand and see what happens!

Love!
Live!  This pattern is available here.
Laugh!  This pattern is available here.



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This pattern is available as a free PDF download on Scribd and in my Craftsy store. 




Love

You will need 160 - 175 yards of worsted weight yarn and size US 7 circular needles and dpns.

Abbreviations:
yo:  yarn over
sk2p:  slip one stitch knitwise, knit the next 2 stitches together, then pass the slipped stitch over.  
k2tog:  holding working yarn as if to knit, knit 2 stitches together as one
ssk:  slip 2 stitches knitwise, one at a time, then knit them together with the left hand needle
work stockinette stitch:  knit all stitches in every row

Cast on 91 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Edging Pattern:  (multiples of 13)
Row 1:  *k1, yo, k4, sk2p, k4, yo, k1*; repeat across
Row 2:   *k2, p9, k2*; repeat across
Row 3:   *k2, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k2*; repeat across
Row 4:   *k3, p7, k3*; repeat across
Row 5:   *k3, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k3*; repeat across
Row 6:   *k4, p5, k4*; repeat across
Row 7:   *k4, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k4*; repeat across
Row 8:   *k5, p3, k5*; repeat across
Row 9:   *k5, yo, sk2p, yo, k5*; repeat across
Row 10:  knit all stitches

Work Stockinette Stitch until piece is about 3 inches long.
For the last row only: (k28, k2tog) 3 times, k1 (88 stitches)

Work Lace Pattern:  (multiples of 8)
Rows 1 & 3:  *yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k1*; repeat across
Row 2, 4, 6 & 8:  knit all stitches
Rows 5 & 7:   *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, sk2p*; repeat across
Repeat Rows 1 - 8 until piece is about 6 inches in length

Work Stockinette Stitch until piece is about 7.5 inches in length.

Decrease Crown:  switch to dpns when needed
Row 1: *k6, ssk*; repeat around
Row 2: *k5, ssk*; repeat around
Row 3: *k4, ssk*; repeat around
Row 4: *k3, ssk*; repeat around
Row 5: *k2, ssk*; repeat around
Row 6: *k1, ssk*; repeat around
Row 7: *ssk*; repeat around

Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in ends and enjoy!

The edging pattern is worked over 13 stitches.  The lace pattern is worked over 8 stitches.  You must decrease the number of stitches evenly in the last row of stockinette before working the lace pattern.

To knit this using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 52 stitches.  Decrease 4 stitches so you have 48 stitches to begin your lace.  Begin the crown decrease at 4 inches.

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 65 stitches.  Decrease one stitch to start the lace pattern with 64 stitches.

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 7 needles and cast on 65 stitches.   Decrease to 64 stitches prior to beginning lace.  Begin crown decreases between 6.5 and 7 inches, depending on desired length of finished hat.

To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 117 stitches. Decrease 5 stitches to start the lace pattern with 112 stitches.  Begin crown decrease at 7.5 to 8 inches.  

If using a different weight, you might have to add more rows to the crown decrease.
 
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