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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Introducing Twist of Fate!

The latest hat pattern is finished.  I really love twisted stockinette and wanted to use it in another hat pattern.  I'm not convinced that this shows it off to full advantage, but I will continue to play with it.  Thank you Ann for the name.  This hat is not to be confused with Twist of Faith, which is a totally different pattern.

The model was knit with Hometown USA - I have to use up all my super bulky yarn before Spring gets here!  The pattern though has instructions for all yarn weights.  



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Twist of Fate

You'll need 65 - 80 yards of 6-weight yarn and size 13 circular needles or some combination listed below.

Abbreviations:
tbl:  through the back loop

k2tog:  holding working yarn as if to knit, knit 2 stitches together as one

Cast on 50 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.


Work Twisted Stockinette Brim:

Row 1:  knit tbl all stitches
Row 2:  knit all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until the piece is about 3 inches long.


Work Pattern:

Rows 1 and 2:  knit all stitches
Row 3:  *k2tog*; repeat across (this will half your stitches)
Row 4:  *purl the horizontal bar before the next stitch, p1*; repeat across (this will increase back to your cast on number of stitches)
Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until piece is about 5 inches in length.


Work Twisted Stockinette again:

Row 1:  knit tbl all stitches
Row 2:  knit all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until the piece is about 6.5 to 7 inches long.  If using lighter weight yarn, you might want to make it 8 inches before decreasing the crown.





Decrease Crown:

Row 1: *k8 tbl, k2tog tbl*; repeat around
Row 2: *k7, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *k6 tbl, k2tog tbl*; repeat around
Row 4: *k5, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5: *k4 tbl, k2tog tbl*; repeat around
Row 6: *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 7: *k1 tbl, k2tog tbl*; 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 pattern is worked over 2 stitches.  Adjust in multiples of 10 to keep the crown decrease the same.

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 70 stitches. 
To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 90 stitches. 
To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 60 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 10 stitches for individual sizes.
To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 120 stitches.  

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