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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Introducing Squared Away!

Schnapps' latest hat, knit during football and finished well before the game!  Many great names were suggested, several which had Chains or Links in the name.  Since we have several hats with similar names, I went with Squared Away.  This hat uses the square rib pattern, so it's fitting.

The model was stitched using Lion Brand Hometown USA, but the pattern contains instructions for all yarn weights as well.  

Schnapps hopes you like it!
The patterns in the photo below are the patterns found in The Play Book, an e-book of patterns that are not published elsewhere.  The e-book can be purchased by using the link to the right on this page or by going to my Ravelry store or my Craftsy store.  Those links are also to the right of this page.   100% of the cost of all my patterns is put right back into supplies and shipping for DEHH.
The Play Book Patterns!
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Squared Away
You will need super bulky yarn and size US 13 circular needles and dpns or another combination of yarn and needles listed below.
p2b:  purl the stitch 2 rows below the next stitch
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 Pattern:
Rows 1, 2 & 3:  *k1, p1*; repeat around
Row 4:  *k1, p2b*; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 - 4  until piece is about  7.5  to 8 inches in length. 

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *k2tog, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *k2tog, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *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 special who needs some extra love.
The pattern is worked over 2 stitches, but use a multiple of 4 so the crown decrease stays the same.

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 68 stitches. 

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 80 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 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.   


  1. Thanks for sharing the patterns, well just in time as I am looking for a new hobby to deal with my spare time this season , Indeed this knitted Hat is perfect as this season is really chilly specially at night.

  2. I am reversing this pattern for use on straight needles and it doesn't seem like the boxes are showing as clearly as in your photo...I am using yarn that changes color throughout, so perhaps that might be the problem?

  3. HELP: I am confused about the p2b (purl the stitch 2 rows below the next stitch)-does that mean you will increase the number of stiches per row?

    1. No, you purl the stitch 2 rows below instead of the next stitch........

  4. Then what do you do with the next stitch?

    1. You work that as the pattern says, after purling 2 rows below, the next stitch is knit.

  5. please it is very hard to read the green background...please keep it white and black...i make copy and can't read...the green is too strong