Sunday, September 02, 2007
Pattern: 100 Meter Dash Hat
Hi everyone. Don't faint! I have a pattern to post. I feel terrible that I haven't had time to keep this site up to date all year, but I'm working on some major life changes so next year I will have more time to work on this. It will be totally revamped, as well. I hope you'll all enjoy it. In the meantime, here's a quick hat that takes 1 ball of yarn with 100 meters (109 yards). You can probably make it in one evening. It took me about 90 minutes.
Women's medium, ribbing is about 18" in circumference and very stretch.
12 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) over stockinette stitch, knit in the round.
Yarn: 100 meters (109 yards) of bulky weight yarn. I used Plymouth Confusion, a new concotion that is made up of short lenghts of all kinds of fun yarns tied together into one ball. It's a brand new yarn, and I don't think it'll be availble until fall. Is it fall yet? I'm not sure. It's still pretty darn hot here.
Knitting needles: Size 9 (5.5mm) circular needle 16-inches (41-cm) long, and double-pointed needles, or size required to get the right gauge.
(If you hate dpns, try knitting on 2 circulars or using the magic loop technique with a long circular needle. Unfortunately, I don't have time to write up lessons for these techniques right now, but if you click on those links, you'll find some very good instructions for both techniques.)
Notions: stich marker, tapestry needle.
Cast on 60 sts. Place marker and join to knit in the round being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: (K1, P1) around.
Continue in K1, P1 ribbing for 1 1/2 inches (about 4 cm).
Increase rnd: *K5, knit in front and back of next st (1 st increased); rep from * around--70 sts.
Knit every rnd until you have about 10 yards (9 meters) of yarn remaining. Hat should measure about 9" from cast-on edge.
Next rnd: K2tog around--35 sts remain.
Knit 2 rounds even. Change to double-pointed needles.
Next rnd: K2tog around to last st, knit last st--18 sts remain.
Knit 1 round even.
Next rnd: K2tog around--9 sts remain.
Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch (15 cm) tail. Thread tail onto a tapestry needle and run it through the remaining sts. Pull tight to fasten off.
Weave in ends.