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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Introducing Frosted Hope!

Schnapps and I apologize for being behind schedule!  We've been very busy and can't really believe that it's already mid-February.  We have a shawl that we are working on for a local auction and then we will be back to hat patterns, we promise.  Schnapps has lots of ideas for new hats, but I keep putting him to work doing other things.

This hat/scarf set was knit for the Kent County Public Library's Quarter Auction!

This is a hat he made a few weeks ago that slipped through the cracks.  This was knit using super bulky yarn, but the pattern includes details for all yarn weights. 




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Frosted Hope
 
You will need 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular needles and dpns or another combination listed below.
 
Abbreviations:
s1wyib:  slip one stitch, holding yarn at back of work, as if to knit

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one

p2tog:  purl 2 stitches together as one

Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:
Row 1:  *k2, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 1.5 to 2 inches in length.

Work Pattern:
Row 1 : *k3, s1wyib**; repeat around
Row 2:  *p3, s1wyib*; repeat around
Row3:  k1, *s1wyib, k3*; repeat to last 2 stitches; end k2
Row 4:  p1 *s1wyib, p3*; repeat to last 2 stitches; end p2

Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until piece is about 7.5 inches in length.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *k1, k2tog, s1wyib*; repeat around
Row 2: *p2tog, s1wyib*; repeat around
Row 3: *k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:  *k2tog*; 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 give it to someone who could use some warmth and some hope!
 
 The pattern is worked over 4 stitches. 

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 64 stitches.

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 72 stitches.

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 7 needles and cast on 64 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 4 stitches for individual sizes.

To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 108 stitches.
 


5 comments:

  1. It seems to me that there is an error in this pattern. On rows 3 and 4 threpeat is 4 stitches, but the remaining stitches only equal 3. Since the pattern is worked over 4 stitches, that means it is one stitch short. I a. Knitting with 2 circular needles instead of just one in the round. But I cannot see how that makes a difference since those 2 rows are multiples of 4 plus 3.

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  2. It seems to me that there is an error in this pattern. On rows 3 and 4 threpeat is 4 stitches, but the remaining stitches only equal 3. Since the pattern is worked over 4 stitches, that means it is one stitch short. I a. Knitting with 2 circular needles instead of just one in the round. But I cannot see how that makes a difference since those 2 rows are multiples of 4 plus 3.

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  3. Is there a mistake in this pattern? Rows 3 and 4 appear to be worked as multiples of 4 plus 3, but the pattern is worked over multiples of 4.

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    1. No, there is not a mistake. When you work the pattern you will see that.........the last repeat will end with 2 stitches because it started off centered. It it says work to last 2 and you will end with a k2, not a k3, because the round started with a k1.

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  4. Sorry for the multiple posts. My tablet is doing something funky.

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