Sunday, June 14, 2009

No-Purl Hat

Todd’s No-Purl Hat

Needles and yarn

Needle: US 8 / 5.0 mm
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool, Worsted / 10 ply, Wool
Gauge: 4.25stitches/1”, 17 stitches/ 4”
How much? 0.2 skeins = 95.6 yards (87.4m)
Finished Size: 21” circumference X 8” tall

This hat is designed with no purl stitches. It is a great first knitting project.

The Hat

Cast on 90 stitches onto straight needles using a long tail cast on. Work in Garter Stitch for 5 rows (knit all rows). Place marker and join in round, taking care not to twist the stitches. Continue knitting in the round until the hat equals 6 inches from cast on edge.

As you work you decreases, the circumference of the hat will get smaller. When the circumference is too small to work comfortably, switch to 4 double pointed needles and continue to work the decreases.
For the next round work as follows:

*k15, place marker, repeat from * for entire round.

All remaining rounds are decrease rounds, and are worked as follows:

*k2tog, k to marker, repeat from * to end of round.

When only 12 sts remain, break yarn and weave tail through remaining sts.

Break the yarn leaving a 6-8 inch tail, thread onto a tapestry needle and weave through the remaining stitches, pull tight and weave in end, trim excess.

Brim – thread the end of the long tail cast on onto a tapestry needle. Stitch together the sides of the Garter Stitch brim and weave in the ends, trim excess.

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