Friday, August 14, 2009

Fancy Ribby Hat





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Size
Head Circumference
Total Yarn Required
cm
inches
m
yds
Small
46-51
18-20
119
130
Medium
48-54
19-21
142
155
Large
51-56
20-22
160
175
XLarge
58-61
23-24
174
190

Gauge
22 sts in 10 cm/4 inches in stockinette stitch on 4 mm/US #6 needles or needle size to obtain gauge.

Suggested Yarns     
Dia Merino DK by Colour Adventures (100% merino; 211 m/231 yds in 100 g/3.53 oz)
Girly Fun DK by Colour Adventures  (75% merino, 20% silk, 5% stellina; 211 m/231 yds in 100 g/3.5 oz)
Cloud DK by Colour Adventures (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 211 m/231 yds in 100 g/3.5 oz)
Dia Twist DK by Colour Adventures (100% merino; 229 m/250 yds in 115 g/4 oz)

Notions
4 mm/US #6 circular needles (40 cm/16”)
4 mm/US #6 double pointed needles
Stitch marker

Abbreviations
k = knit;
p =purl;
pm = place marker;
slipm = slip marker from left needle to right needle;
MC = main color;
CC = contrast color;
k2tog = knit two stitches together as one, 1 stitch decreased;
p2tog = purl two stitches together, 1 stitch decreased;
skp = slip one stitch as if to knit, knit the following stitch, then pass the slipped stitch over the knitted one;
kfb = knit into the front of the stitch, then knit into the back of the same stitch, then slip the stitch off, 2 sts made out of 1;


PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS 

Earflaps: (Make 2 identical)
Using main color cast on 9 sts.
Row 1 (WS): p3, k3, p3
Row 2 (RS): kfb, k2, p3, k2, kfb
Row 3 (WS): kfb, p3, k3, p3, kfb
Row 4 (RS): kfb, p1, k3, p3, k3, p1, kfb
Row 5 (WS): kfb, k2, p3, k3, p3, k2, kfb
You should have 17 sts.
Row 6 (RS): k1, p3, (k3, p3) x2, k1
Row 7 (WS): kfb, (k3, p3) x2, k3, kfb
Row 8 (RS): k2, p3, (k3, p3) x2, k2
Row 9 (WS): kfb, p1, (k3, p3) x2, k3, p1, kfb
Row 10 (RS): (k3, p3) x3, k3
You should have 21 sts.
Sizes S and M only:
Row 11 (WS): p3, (k3, p3) x3
Row 12 (RS): (k3, p3), x3 k3
Repeat Rows 11 and 12 for 7 (8) more times.
Cut yarn on the first ear flap, but leave the yarn uncut on the second one.
Sizes L and XL only:
Row 11 (WS): kfb, p2, (k3, k3) x2, k3, p2, kfb
Row 12 (RS): p1, (k3, p3) x3, k3, p1
Row 13: (WS): kfb, p3, (k3, p3) x3, kfb
Row 14 (RS): p2, (k3, p3) x3, k3, p2
Row 15: (WS): kfb, k1, p3, (k3, p3) x3, k1, kfb
Row 16 (RS): p3, (k3, p3) x4
Row 17 (WS): (k3, p3) x4, k3
You should have 27 sts.
Repeat Rows 16 and 17 for 6 (7) more times.
Cut yarn on the first ear flap, but leave the yarn uncut on the second one.

Main Section:
Make sure that your ear flaps are both facing the same way with RS up for sizes S and M and with WS up for sizes L and XL.
With the MC yarn still attached to the second ear flap, cast on 9 (15, 15, 21) sts, rib across the other ear flap in the existing 3x3 rib (k3 x p3), cast on 33 (33, 33, 39) sts, join in the round, and rib across the second ear flap in the existing 3x3 rib (k3 x p3).  Place marker to mark the beginning of the round.
You should have 84 (90, 102, 114) sts.
Keep working in the established 3x3 rib
(k3x p3) till the work measures from the cast on stitches between the earflaps:
14 (15, 16.5, 18) cm/5.5 (6, 6.5, 7) inches.
Crown Shaping:
You will be shaping crown by decreasing in the existing rib pattern. 
Rnd 1: * p2tog, p1, k3,* repeat * to the end
Rnd 2: *p2, k3,* repeat * to the end
Rnd 3: *p2, skp, k1,* repeat * to the end
Rnd 4: *p2, k2,* repeat * to the end
Rnd 5: *p2tog, k2,* repeat * to the end
Rnd 6: *p1, k2tog,* repeat * to the end
Rnd 7: *k2tog,* repeat * to the end
Rnd 8: *k2tog,* repeat * to the end
Size XL only: repeat Rnd 8
Break off the yarn leaving about 25 cm/10 inch tail behind. Run yarn through the remaining stitches, draw up and fasten off, leaving a tail to attach a pompom.

Edging and Trims:
Note: You will be picking up and knitting sts around the hat edges. Alternatively, you can opt to work a single crochet around the edges.
Using contrast color and with right side facing you, pick up and knit 9 (15, 15, 21) sts from the cast on sts at the back, 15 (16, 17, 18) sts evenly along the side edge of the first earflap, 9 sts along ear flap cast on edge, 15 (16, 17, 18) sts evenly along the other side edge, 33 (33, 33, 39) sts along cast on sts at the front, 15 (16, 17, 18) sts evenly along the side edge of the second earflap, 9 sts along ear flap cast on edge, 15 (16, 17, 18) sts evenly along the other side edge. If you happen to pick up a few stitches more or less, that's okay too.
Purl one round.
Bind off knitwise.
Next, using main color, pick up 3 sts in the middle of each ear flap and knit it as an I-cord for 30.5-33 cm/12-13 inches.
Bind off, leaving a 25 cm/10 inch long tail.
Make 3 pompoms, and attach one to the top of the hat and one to each I-cord tie. Use the tail yarn you left behind to attach pompoms to the hat.
Weave in any loose ends.

Block lightly.

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