Thursday, October 14, 2010

Warm Worm Hat

This hat will adjust to your hair style of day!

2 skeins of lana grossa cool wool 2000 (100% merino, 160m per 50g, shown in shade 536 plum)

4 mm circular needles, using magic loop method
3.5 mm dpns or circular needle for starting, using magic loop method
1 stitch marker to mark beginning of round
1 tapestry needle to weave in ends

24 stitches and 34 rows = 10cm in stockinette stitch with smaller needles

Sizes: small (medium/large)

co 90 (100/110) sts using 3.5 mm dpns, place stitch marker and join for round k 12 rnds (you can try and use circular needles after a few rounds, it’s much faster, use magic loop method if you got a long circular needle)
p 1 rnd, k 13 rnds
fold at purl round (with knit side facing and purl side inside the double blending), pick up first st from cast on edge and k together with live st, repeat this for making a double edging of hat
knit 1 rnd, then switch to 4 mm needles
inc rnd: *k10, m1 *repeat
begin main pattern: *p 5 rnds, k 4 rnds *repeat 10 times (or after you reached length), end with p rnds
dec rnd 1: *k1, k2tog *repeat
k 1 rnd
dec rnd 2: *k1, k2tog *repeat
k 1 rnd
dec rnd 3: *k2tog *repeat, break yarn, thread through remaining sts, pull tight and fasten off.

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