torstai 23. lokakuuta 2008

Crown hat

Crown Hat

This is a charming summer hat for little princesses and princes. Choose your little royal's favourite colours and knit up a hat - or several!
The pattern is written for the red and green hat, which is knit from green 'Viola" and red 'Tennessee' yarns .

Yarn
Novita 'Tennessee', red, 100 g ( 3.5 oz) (Double Knit-weight cotton)
Cotton Garden 'Viola' or Novita 'Mini' or Sandnes 'Mandarin Petit', green. Knit doubled (with two strands) , 50 g ( 1.8 oz ) (Fingering to Sport weight)

Needles
3.5 mm needles, and short circular needle (US size 4)

Gauge
20 st and 24 rows in stockinette stitch, 'Tennessee' yarn = 10 cm ( 4 inches)

Pattern
See chart at end of directions

Size
1-2 year olds, head circumference about 47 cm. ( about 18.5 inches )

Directions
Cast on 6 stitches with green yarn, using two strands of the same yarn. Knit one row. Work in garter stitch ( knit every row ), and increase at the end of every right side row : knit to the last two stitches, then increase by knitting into the front and back loops on the next stitch, knit 1.
After you have increased the 12th stitch on the right side, knit two more rows without increasing. On the next row ( wrong side ), cast off 6 stitches purlwise. ( 6 stitches remain ). Knit to end of row. On the following row (right side), begin the increases as directed above, until you have 12 stitches again.


(PHOTO 1 )


Continue with increases and decreases until you have 9 peaks. Decrease to 6 stitches, knit to end of row. Next row (right side) cast off all stitches. Sew the ending to the beginning, creating a circle.
Alternately, you can use the three-needle bind-off, as shown in ( http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/casting-off ) : pick up 6 stitches from the starting end and bind off stitches from the wrong side as directed, thus joining the beginning to the ending of the band.
Once you have a circular crown section, pick up stitches from the wrong side, while keeping the peaks of the crown facing downwards.

(PHOTO 2 - Wrong side shown)

Pick up a stitch from each knit row's purl-side loop. Pick up extra stitches, so that you end up with 69 stitches.
(PHOTO 3)

Switch to red 'Tennessee' yarn (photo 3 and 4) and knit 3 rows in the round. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the next row, as the decreases and yarn overs can make it difficult to keep track of rows. Begin working in the pattern as shown on the chart. ( pattern repeat marked by bold box).

(PHOTO 4 - Eyelet pattern started. The peaks of the crown will be turned to point up when the hat is completed)

Knit 4 repeats of the pattern ( rows 1-8 four times ), at which point the hat will have 8 rows of eyelets . On the final row of the fourth repeat (row 8) , add 1 stitch at the end of the row, to make 70 stitches total.

Begin the decreases:
Row 1: k1, * k2tog, k5 * , k2tog, k4
Rows 2-3 : knit
Row 4: k1, * k2tog, k4 * k2tog, k3
Rows 5-6: knit
Row 7: k1, * k2tog, k3 *, k2tog, k2
Rows 8-9: knit
Row 10: k1, * k2tog, k2 * k2tog, k1
Row 11: knit
Row 12: k1, * k2tog, k1 * , k2tog
Row 13: knit
Row 14: k1, * k2tog *
Cut the yarn and thread it through the remaining stitches, then tie off the end. Finish off other yarn ends. The crown hat is done!


Chart
/ knit 2 together
\ slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over
o yarn over
I knit stitch


Translated from Finnish: T.Kooienga

4 kommenttia:

melusine_tricote kirjoitti...

This hat is absolutely lovely !! I love it !

Hege kirjoitti...

What a lovely hat, I am going to make this for my daugther. Thanks :-)

mother of squirrel kirjoitti...

thanks for sharing your pattern-It looks great!!
I should make one of these

Christine kirjoitti...

Thank you for translating this pattern into English.