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Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 9:51 pm
by Callum's godmother
great, that will be the next hat we knit!!

Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 3:38 pm
by MrsB
Oooh how exciting :D I haven't been able to pop in for a couple of days, but started thinking about new projects today and remembered about the hat... will be a good one for when my MIL is here, and I have some lovely dark blue variegated wool coming, as well as some tekapo sunset... yum !! And if I can learn to knit with dpns this should be easy as pie. Might try a little hat to start and then give it away, then work out one for Erin :D Or maybe she'd fit the same as the one for Leanne's James... ?

Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 4:43 pm
by JJJ
MrsBird wrote:Oooh how exciting :D I haven't been able to pop in for a couple of days, but started thinking about new projects today and remembered about the hat... will be a good one for when my MIL is here, and I have some lovely dark blue variegated wool coming, as well as some tekapo sunset... yum !! And if I can learn to knit with dpns this should be easy as pie. Might try a little hat to start and then give it away, then work out one for Erin :D Or maybe she'd fit the same as the one for Leanne's James... ?


Jacqui, if you want to do one in the round then you can use a 40cm circular and then go down to DPNs at the end (easier than doing the whole thing on DPNs imo). I can post the pattern for this one if you like, its really easy:

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Here it is:
Beanie – 1 year old size
On 4mm 40cm circulars and 4mm DPNS

Cast on 88 stitches, place marker at start of round and join to work in the round (if you adjust the number of stitches it needs to be a multiple of 4)

K2 P2 rib for 8 rounds

Stocking stitch until meaurement from brim to crown is 10-12cm

Then:
Decrease round 1: *K10 K2tog*
Next round K all sts
Decrease round 2: *K 9, K2tog*
Next round K all sts
Decrease round 3: *K8, K2tog*
Next round K all sts
Decrease in this manner until there are 35 sts on the needles. You will need to switch to DPNs probably at this point

Then decrease in the same manner, omitting the “k all sts” rounds, until there are approx 7 sts remaining.
Pull yarn through the last 7 sts with a tapestry needle, pull through to inside and weave in end.

Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 9:55 pm
by MrsB
I would love to be able to but I don't have any circs yet, just one set of 3.25mm bamboo dpns... and I've spent part of my craft budget this fortnight on some tekapo sunset already :oops:

Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 10:39 pm
by caturn
Yay Helen Thank you.
Just today I bought a ball of wool to try a hat out. I was going to look online for instructions. Now I don't need to yay.

Just one question. Where do you measure to (on the wearers head) before you begin to decrease. Is it at the top or before that?

Cath

Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 11:08 pm
by mama anne
helen - you are a STAR for doing this for everyone :alright: :knit: :smt023 :smt041

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 10:03 am
by Amio
JJJ! Your suggestion to check my tension then measure my son's head seems so obvious - but I would never have thought of it! Thanks for that

Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 5:01 pm
by tkp02
Helen - Thanks for this - I have the perfect wool to give it a go on in my stash - will post a picture when I am done! Might have to do one for my new nephew as well - not that he is here yet!

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 10:12 pm
by Amio
Stitch the top knot cord down the side (this is a cheats icord!!)


helen! I am almost finished (so excited, :D first time i have done anything with shaping in it) but got a bit confused where you said to stitch the top knot cord down the side - do you mean stitch down the side of the top knot cord itself, or do you mean stitch the top knot cord down the side of the hat? I'm lookin' at the pictures but i just don't quite get it! :-k

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 8:38 am
by JJJ
Amio - stitch down the side of the cord to make it a rounded cord rather than flat

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:51 am
by Callum's godmother
Yeah, what JJJ said - you'll have your tail of wool when you have cast off and I just stitch down the top knot with right sides facing out, then turn the hat with right sides facing together to stitch up the actual hat. Then take photos for us all to see :lol:

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:43 pm
by Dunners
I've just knitted a hat in Utiku Seaweed (to match his jersey) and using the 88 stitches it fits James, yay!

Thanks Helen!

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:54 pm
by nova
anyone feel like sharing a super-easy ear flaps type hat (if you have any idea what i mean! lol) pattern?

(justene & gabes, i'm looking at you :wink: )

thanks for that helen, i've been too scared thus far to try a hat :oops: (but i'm doing magic loop toe-up socks...) :lol:

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 6:55 pm
by Callum's godmother
I've just finished a hat with flaps!! :D I'll post a photo once a have a chance and can give you a pattern once it has been tested on a wee head!

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:53 am
by Callum's godmother
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