A Rainbow Hat for Paige
Okay so things have been crazy around here and Chantal and I are really not quite sure why. Well maybe we have figured it out. Chantal and I are both taking French classes this winter in hopes of one day being bilingual - this is harder then one thinks, so many verbs and tenses and other weird rules. I am sure learning English is just as bad. My little family has been fighting yet another round of the flu, an ear infection, and we just returned from Toronto - I am sure Chantal will explain this trip for you all in another post. She will have exciting things to share.
So as a treat for your patience here is a free stash busting hat pattern for you all :) The results of a cute little one asking for a rainbow hat made by her mommy.
Slouchy Marled Hat
Size: Child (Adult Small, Medium, Large); 19 (20.5, 22, 23) inches around
Gauge: 18 stitches and 22 rounds / 4 inches of stockinette stitch
Needles: US 6 / 4mm 16" circular needle, US 8 / 5mm 16" circular and double pointed needles (or as required to meet gauge)
Notions: stitch markers, darning needle
Using smaller needles, cast on 78 (84, 90, 96) sts. PM and join for working in the round, being carful not to twist your stitches.
Establish Ribbing: (k1, p1) around
Work in 1x1 ribbing as established for 1 (1.5, 1.5, 2) inches. Change to larger needles.
Work in plain stockinette (knit all stitches) until hat measures 7 (8, 9, 9.5) inches from the cast on edge.
Setup round: [k11 (12, 13, 14) k2tog, PM] around (there are now 6 equal sections divided by 6 markers)
Round 1: knit all stitches
Round 2: [knit to 2 stitches before marker, k2tog] around
Repeat rounds 1-2 two more times. There are now 54 (60, 66, 72) stitches total, which is 9 (10, 11, 13) stitches per section.
Repeat round 2 until 6 stitches remain. Cut yarn leaving a good length for weaving through the remaining live stitches. Pull tight to clog the top of the hat. Weave in all ends and block.
** Paige's hat is knit with stripes. My stripes are 3 rows and I just carried the yarn up as I went. I knit the ribbing and the first stockinette round in all one colour before starting the stripes. **
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