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Friday, January 26, 2007

home of the Player

hat knitting pattern

Oh, it had to happen. There was just no way I was going to not go thrashing through the stash after that last post in search of Orange et Navy!

And what to my wondering eyes should appear? Not one, but 2 skeins of Cascade 220 in the colors I was lusting after! HA! The navy is #9449 (tagged for a bucket hat); the orange, gifted to me awhile back by my favorite muse, Edie, and is Color #Unknown. It's just been biding its time because it is a luscious shade!

Mission: make a fine little hat that I can wear every day until February 5th! I have been eating, sleeping chasing da Bears on ye olde Day Job and wouldn't it be just cheerful to fly those team colors?! I figured socks would take me forever - still might do it just for luck - and would actually not be visible AT ALL to celebrate in public the way a hat can...

I give you the Player:

knit hat pattern

hat pattern

Size: Medium (fits Women's 21-22")

Yarn: 110 yds each of two colors (C1 & C2) worsted weight yarn (220 yds total - yarn held double throughout)

Gauge: 14 sts / 18 rows over 4" St st

Needles: #10.5/6.5mm 16" or 20" circular needles & Double Pts

Stripe Sequence: 6 rounds of each color 7 times.
[C1, C2, C1, C2, C1, C2, C1]


Using C1 held double, cast on 76 sts and join to knit in the round. (Yarn is held doubled throughout.)

Round 1: [K3, P1] around.

Repeat this pattern, observing your stripe counts until 4 stripe sequences are completed. Work 2 rounds with C1.

Next Round: K2TOG; [K15, place marker] repeat around.

Decrease Round: [K to within 2 sts of marker, K2TOG] repeat around.

While continuing to observe your stripe count, repeat the above DEC round every round until 5 sts are left. (Switch to Dbl. Pts when uncomfortable to continue with Circs.)

Break yarn and weave through remaining sts. Weave in all ends.


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