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Monday, September 17, 2018

Introducing Gridwork!

This has been a hot, humid and rainy summer!  And every time it looks like it is going to get cooler, the weather turns right back around to hot.  I can't believe I am still working with cotton blend 3 weight yarn, but I think this is the last light weight hat that will be designed for this year.  Of course, you can work this with any yarn you have in your stash - instructions for all yarn weights are included below.

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You will need 2 colors of 3-weight yarn and size US 6 needles, or some other combination listed below. 

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color B, cast on 110 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 about 2 inches, or longer if you prefer, in length.  

Work Pattern:  all stitches are knit stitches.  The numbers and letter refer to color:  In the model Color A is cream and B is green.  

Row 1:  *1A, 3B, 1A, 1B, 3A, 1B*; repeat around 
Row 2:  *1B, 3A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A*; repeat around 
Row 3:   *1B, 3A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A*; repeat around
Row 4:   * 1B, 3A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A*; repeat around
Row 5:   *1A, 3B, 1A, 1B, 3A, 1B*; repeat around
Row 6:   *1B, 3A, 1B, 1A, 3B, 1A*; repeat around 
Row 7:   *1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 3A, 1B*; repeat around 
Row 8:   *2A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 3A, 1B*; repeat around 
Row 9:   *1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 3A, 1B*; repeat around 
Row 10:  *1B, 3A, 1B, 1A, 3B, 1A*; repeat around 
Repeat Rows 1 -10 until piece is about 7 to 7.5  inches in length.

Work Crown:  Using Color B:  use dpn’s when needed 
Row 1:    knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 8 inches in length.

Work Crown Decrease in Color B:  
Row 1:     *k8, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 2:     *k7, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3:     *k6, k2tog*; repeat around 
Row 4:     *k5, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5:     *k4, k2tog*; repeat around 
Row 6:     *k3, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 7:     *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 8:     *k1, k2tog*; repeat around 
Row 9:      *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 50.

If using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 70. 
If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 90.   

If using 2-weight yarn, use size 4 needles and cast on 130.  

This  pattern is worked over 10 stitches.  Adjust accordingly for size differences.