Sunday, January 19, 2014

Rebecca's Slouch - knit in Elysian

In December, my Pilates instructor Rebecca came into the studio wearing a hat - it was both cute and simple.  She was kind enough to let me take a picture of it.  Meanwhile, I had been wanting to make a hat in our new yarn Elysian - a superwash Merino - acrylic blend with a springy twist and it was a good pairing.  I had figured it would be reverse stockinette and double mock rib in bands.

Gauge & Measurements:
- 6 sts = 1" in 1x1 rib on smaller needles

- Band approximately 17" unstretched

- Hat approximately 9" long (from edge of band)
Materials:
- 1 skein Elysian - (60% Superwash Merino Wool/ 40% Acrylic - 219 yds/100 g) - shown in 12 - Twilight Purple

- US 6 - 16" Circular Needle

- US 8 - 16" Circular Needle

- US 8 DPNs

- Stitch Marker

- Yarn Needle
Abbreviations:
- K - Knit

- P - Purl

- sl1 wyib - Slip 1 with yarn in back

- Kfb - Knit into the front and back of a stitch (Increase 1)

- P2tog - Purl 2 together

Cast on 100 stitches with the smaller (US 6) needle.
Join in the round, careful not to twist.  Place marker.

K1, P1 for 1.5"

Increase round (adding 12 stitches):
[Kfb, K7] - 11 times, end Kfb, K3

Change to larger (US 8) needles

P for 8 rounds

4 repeats of Double Mock Rib (do 1 & 2 4 times):
1 - [P1, K1]
2 - [P1, sl1 wyib]

P for 8 rounds

Double Mock Rib for 8 rounds (4 repeats)

P for 8 rounds

Double Mock Rib for 8 rounds (4 repeats)
P 1 round

Begin Decreases - change to DPNs when necessary (you will decrease 14 times per round):
1 - [P6, P2tog] (98 stitches)
2 - [P5, 
P2tog] (84 stitches)
3 - [P4, 
P2tog] (70 stitches)
4 - [P3, 
P2tog] (56 stitches)
5 - [P2, 
P2tog] (42 stitches)
6 - [P1, 
P2tog] (28 stitches)
7 - [P2tog] (14 stitches)
8 - [P2tog] (7 stitches)

Cut yarn, pull through remaining 7 stitches.  Weave in ends.