Schnapps

Schnapps
My Very Best Friend!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Introducing Pink subLime!

It is super hot right now in Delaware and Schnapps and I are hiding in the air conditioned house just waiting for it to break so we can go outside and garden.  He knit up this cute hat and wanted to share the pattern with everyone.  Thank you Corinne for the name suggestion!  I usually keep the colors out of the name, but couldn't resist this adorable name.

This was knit using KnitPicks Comfy sport yarn, which is super soft and lovely to work with.  We included instructions for other yarn weights, but using a bulky or super bulky with this pattern will probably mean only one repeat of the design will fit on a hat.  Try it - you might love it!  Try all sorts of color combinations too.  This could work equally as well for a man in more neutral colors.  You could do team colors, school colors............so many possibilities!


The pattern is worked over 18 stitches, which means the brim pattern might have to be adjusted depending on how many stitches you cast on.  Work a knit/purl ribbing of some sort.....just check your math before you start if you have changed the cast on number to avoid any headaches later.  So, if your cast on number is divisible by 4, do K2, P2.  Divisible by 3, do K2, P1.  And so on. 

Schnapps is doing well on his medication, but he does hate the heat!

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Pink subLime


Abbreviations:
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color B, cast on 90 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:  Using Color B

Row 1:   *k3, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until your work measures 2 - 2.5 inches in length.  Note that the brim will change if your stitch count changes.

Work Body of Hat:   Using Colors A & B:  knit all, changing colors as written 

Row 1:   *3a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 2b, 1a*; repeat around

Row 2:   *4a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 4a, 2b*; repeat around

Row 3:   *1b, 4a, 3b, 3a, 2b, 4a, 1b*; repeat around


Row 4:    *2b, 3a, 2b, 4a, 3b, 4a*; repeat around

Row 5:    *1a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 3a*; repeat around

Row 6:    *2a, 3b, 4a, 2b, 3a, 2b, 2a*; repeat around

Row 7:     *2a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 4a, 3b, 1a*; repeat around

Row 8:    *1a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 1a, 2b*; repeat around

Row 9:     *2b, 4a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 3a, 1b*; repeat around

Row 10:   *2b, 3a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 4a, 1b*; repeat around

Row 11:    *1a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 4a, 2b*; repeat around

Row 12:  *2a, 3b, 4a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 1a*; repeat around

Row 13:   *3a, 2b, 3a, 2b, 4a, 3b, 1a*; repeat around

Row 14:    *4a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 1a, 2b*; repeat around

Row 15:     *1b, 4a, 3b, 4a, 2b, 3a, 1b*; repeat around

Row 16:     *2b, 4a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a*; repeat around

Row 17:     *1a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 3a*; repeat around

Row 18:     *2a, 2b, 4a, 3b, 3a, 2b, 2a*; repeat around 

Repeat Rows 1 -18 until piece is about 8 - 8.5 inches in length.  

Crown Decrease:  use dpn’s when needed:  Color B

Foundation Row:  knit all

Row 1:   *k7, k2tog *; repeat around

Row 2:   *k6, k2tog*; repeat around

Row 3:   *k5, k2tog*; repeat around

Row 4:   *k4, k2tog*; repeat around

Row 5:    *k3, k2tog*; repeat around

Row 6:   *k2, k2tog*; repeat around

Row 7:    *k1, k2tog*; repeat around

Row 8:    *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 share.

If using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 54.  Brim pattern should be k2, p1.  There should only be room for one pattern repeat 


If using 5-weight yarn, use size 10 needles and cast on 72 stitches.  Brim pattern should be k2, p2. 

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 90.  This will make the hat slightly larger than if using 3 weight yarn and size 6 needles.


The pattern is worked over 18 stitches.  The brim will need to be adjusted based on your cast on number of stitches.