Saturday, January 31, 2015

11+1 Hat in 220 Superwash Sport

I decided it would be fun to do a hat that revolved around the number 12. Both charts are 12 stitches across and the feather chart is also 12 rows tall. There are 12 repeats of the 2 charts. The hat can be a slouchy or a stocking cap if you fold up the ribbing.
Materials:
- 220 Superwash Sport -100% Superwash Merino Wool - 137 yds/50 g - 2 skeins color A (813) and 1 skein color B (802)

- 16" Circular Needles - US 4 & US 6

- DPNs - US 6

- Stitch Marker

- Yarn Needle


Abbreviations:
- K - Knit

- P - Purl

- K2tog - Knit 2 Together

- Kfb - Knit into the front & back of a stitch

Finished dimensions - brim = 17" circumference unstretched
Length = 10" from cast on edge

Stitch Gauge - 6 stitches = 1" in stockinette


With US 4 cast on 120 with color B
K1, [P2, K2], end P2, K1 for 2 rows

Change to color A
Continue 
in 2x2 rib until 3" from cast on edge 

Change to US 6 circular needle
Increase row - [add 24 stitches evenly]
K4, Kfb

K for 2.5"

Change to Color B - K 1 round
Start Chart 1

Blue = Color A
Green = Color B

Then:
K 2 rounds in color B
K 2 rounds in color A
Start Chart 2
Start decreases - switch to DPNs when necessary.

 1 -  K10, K2tog-12 times
 2 -  K9, K2tog
 3 -  K8, K2tog
 4 -  K7, K2tog
 5 -  K6, K2tog
 6 -  K5, K2tog
 7 -  K4, K2tog
 8 -  K3, K2tog
 9 -  K2, K2tog
10 - K1, K2tog
11 - K2tog
12 - K2tog
Pull yarn through remaining stitches to bind off.

Weave in ends