Tuesday, April 13, 2010
owl cable hat
i've gotten so many requests for the matching hat pattern, so here it is.
hopefully it is right. i'm doing it from my brain....which tends to be a jumbled mess after giving birth....who am i kidding? it's always a jumbled mess. take it for what it is worth. no testing has been done.
Gauge 4.75 spi and 6 rows per inch
Needle #8, 16" and DPNs
Newborn 12.6" around
Join by knitting the first stitch, slipping last CO stitch over it, essentially binding off. You will end with 60 Knit in stockinette for 3" to get the rolled edge.
R2: *P3, K4, P3 repeat from * to end
R3: *P1, C4B, C4F, P1 repeat from * to end
R4-11: *P1, K8, P1 repeat from * to end
R12: *P1, C4B, C4F, P1 repeat from * to end
R13-16: *P1, K8, P1 repeat from * to end
R17: *P1, C4B, C4F, P1 repeat from * to end
R18: *P1, K8, P1 repeat from * to end
knit 1" in stockinette,
Next Round: k4, *pm, k12 from * four times, k6
(hypothetically, in said jumbled brain, this lines up dead center between the owls. remember, said brain is jumbled. i could be wrong. this is totally, and rather likely wrong. Match it up before you start decreasing and drop me a line in the comments. I'd greatly appreciate it...but only if your brain is clearer then mine!)
Rounds start two stitches before first marker. I suggest making your starting marker a different color to avoid confusion.
Round 1: *k2tog, sm, ssk* knit to two before next marker and repeat all the way around.
Round 2: Knit
Round 3: *k2tog, sm, ssk* knit to two before next marker and repeat all the way around.
Repeat rounds two and three until there are only two stitches between each marker.
Break yarn, thread through final stitches.
Weave in and enjoy.