Wednesday, 28 March 2018

CRAZY STRIPE HAT Free Knit Pattern

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So you can colour my world with sunshine yellow each day, Oh you can colour my world with happiness all the way! 

If you are old enough you may recognize these words belong to "Colour my World" sung by Petula Clark from the mid-1960's. I just started high school at the time and must admit this song was not exactly a favourite,  but I liked the words.

While I've been knitting these crazy stripes first in the jumper and now in this slouchy hat, this song popped into my head, isn't memory a funny thing? I can't remember other things, but I remember this! So knitting these crazy colours has been keeping the blues away on these grey, grey days we been having.

CRAZY STRIPE HAT

Even though I managed to use up quite a lot of my Aran yarn stash for the Crazy Stripe Jumper there seems to be quite a bit left over. So, of course, I decided to knit this hat while I needed a short break from crochet, because every now and then my crochet hand protests and I have to listen. I think this is a great hat for the young ones. It's full of colour, and you could make it using their favourite colours or you can use whatever colours you have in your stash, which is what I did. 

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PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY: Easy-Intermediate

SIZE: One (1) size - Fits up to 24in (61cm) head circumference
MEASUREMENTS: approx. 19in (48cm) circumference; 10in (25.4cm) in length (unstretched)
YARN USED: Hayfield Aran with Wool ● 80% Acrylic 20% Wool ● 400g ● 920yd (840m) ● Any shade
 
YARDAGE: 136yd (124m)
Substitute Yarn: Check the YARNSUB website, to get the best match.
TENSION: 18sts x 28rows to 4in (10cm) in Stockinette Stitch
NOTIONS: 5mm circular needles, yarn needle


PATTERN NOTES: Hat is worked bottom up in the round. Instructions in this pattern are for one (1) hat using seven (7) colours.  This pattern includes basic knit stitches. You need to know how to knit, purl, slip stitch, pass slip stitch over.


Let's begin, let's knit this Crazy Stripes Hat.


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BRIM OF HAT:


With MC
and 5mm needles, cast on 90sts. 

Continue in the round without twisting stitches. 
Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.

Rnd 1: *K1, P1, rep from * around.
Rnd 2-12: Rep Rnd 1.


BODY OF HAT:


Change to CC1


Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2:  *K1, P1, rep from * around.
Rnd 3: *P1, K1, rep from * around.
Rnd 4-5: Rep Rnds 2 and 3.
Rnd 6: Knit.


Change to CC2


Rnd 7: Knit.
Rnd 8-14: Knit.


Change to CC3

Rnd 15: Purl.
Rnd 16: Knit.
Rnd 17-25: Rep Rnds 15 and 16.



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Change to CC4


Rnd 26: Knit.
Rnd 27: *K9, P1, rep from * around.
Rnd 28: *K8, P2, rep from * around.
Rnd 29: *K7, P3, rep from * around.
Rnd 30: *K6, P4, rep from * around.
Rnd 31: *K5, P5, rep from * around.
Rnd 32: *K4, P6, rep from * around.
Rnd 33: *K3, P7, rep from * around.
Rnd 34: *K2, P8, rep from * around.
Rnd 35: Purl.


Change to CC5

Rnd 36-38: Knit.

Decrease Rnd


Rnd 39
: *K8, sl1, k1, psso, rep from * around.  (80sts)
Rnd 40: Knit.


Change to CC6


Rnd 41
: *K1, P1, rep from * around.
Rnd 42: Purl.
Rnd 43: Knit.
Rnd 44-45: Rep Rnds 41 and 42.


Decrease Rnd


Rnd 46
: *K8, sl1, k1, psso, rep from * around. (72sts)
Rnd 47-48: Rep Rnds 41 and 42.



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CROWN OF HAT - DECREASE RNDS

Change to MC
Rnd 1-2: Knit.

Change to CC6
Rnd 3: *Sl1, K1, psso, K10, rep from * around. (66sts)
Rnd 4: Knit.


Change to MC
Rnd 5: *Sl1, K1, psso, K9, rep from * around. (60sts)
Rnd 6: Knit.


Change to CC6
Rnd 7: *Sl1, K1, psso, K8, rep from * around. (54sts)
Rnd 8: Knit.


Change to MC
Rnd 9: *Sl1, K1, psso, K7, rep from * around. (48sts)
Rnd 10: Knit.


Change to CC6
Rnd 11: *Sl1, K1, psso, K6, rep from * around. (42sts)
Rnd 12: *Sl1, K1, psso, K5, rep from * around. (36sts)


Change to MC

Rnd 13: *Sl1, K1, psso, K4, rep from * around. (30sts)
Rnd 14: *Sl1, K1, psso, K3, rep from * around. (24sts)


Change to CC6
Rnd 15: *Sl1, K1, psso, rep from * around. (12sts)


FINISH: Cut yarn, leaving a long tail, and thread tail using a yarn needle through remaining stitches and pull tight to secure. Weave in ends.


OPTIONAL FINISH:You can add a pom pom to the top of the hat, using same yarn, or make it super special and purchase a fluffy faux fur pom pom.


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Knitting Abbreviations
Abbreviation
Description
Abbreviation
Description
[ ]
work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
p2tog
purl 2 stitches together
( )
work instructions within parentheses in the place directed
psso
pass slipped stitch over
* *
repeat instructions following the asterisks as directed
rep
repeat/s
*
repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed
rnd/s
round/s
approx
approximately
RS
right side
beg
begin/beginning
sl
slip
CC
contrasting colour
sl1k
slip 1 knitwise
cm
centimetre/s
sl1p
slip 1 purlwise
CO
cast on
sl st
slip stitch/es
dec
decrease/decreases/decreasing
st/s
stitch/es
dpn
double pointed needle/s
tbl
through back loop
g
grams
tog
together
inc
increase/increases/increasing
WS
wrong side
k or K
knit
wyib
with yarn in back
k2tog
knit 2 stitches together
wyif
with yarn in front
m
metre/s
yd
yard/s
M1
make one stitch
yfwd
yarn forward
MC
main color
yo
yarn over
mm
millimetre/s
yrn
yarn around needle
p or P
purl


Abbreviations List © 2017 Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet. All rights reserved.



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