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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Introducing Side Step!

Hat number one for this week is off my needles, named and ready to go.  Thank you Elissa for the name!

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Side Step was knit with a worsted weight yarn from my stash.  This is a very easy pattern that can easily be adjusted to accommodate different weight yarn or to make a different size.  Although the pattern can be worked over any even number of stitches, stick with multiple of 8 so the crown decrease will remain the same.

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Side Step

You will need 150 - 200 yards of worsted weight yarn and size US 8 circular needles.


s1:  slip one stitch, as if to knit

ssk:  slip 2 stitches, one at a time as if to knit to your right hand needle.  Using your left hand needle, knit the 2 stitches together

Cast on 80 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:

Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 seven more times for a total of 8 rows

Work Pattern:

Rows 1 & 2:  *k1, s1*; repeat around
Rows 3 & 4:   knit all stitches
Rows 5 & 6:  *s1, k1*; repeat around
Rows 7 & 8:   knit all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 - 8 six more times for a total of 7 repeats.  The piece will measure 7.5 to 8 inches in length.  End on a Row 8.

Decrease Crown:

Row 1:  *k6, ssk*; repeat from * around
Row 2:  *k5, ssk*; repeat from * around
Row 3:  *k4, ssk*; repeat from * around
Row 4:  *k3, ssk*; repeat from * 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.

Happy Knitting!
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  1. I love this pattern --made it 4 times so far. Have you adapted this for a scarf? I can't seem to work throuigh how to slip the stitches on the back side when knitting flat. Great job looking forward to more great patterns.

  2. I too love this pattern, but was wondering how long the circular size 8 US needles should be?

  3. I am a beginner and I use videos a lot to learn stitches. I am sorta worried about the ssk stitch. Do you know of a video for that one? I really want to try this hat.