Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I made this lovely hat with yarn that was graciously given to me by the lovely people at Crystal Palace yarns. I love the mochi line, with its rich colors, and amazing softness. This hat has an option to fold the brim up to have a short hat, or bring the brim down to cover the ears.
Materials - 2 balls of Chunky Mochi
Size 10 Needles
k - knit
p - purl
s|1 - Slip one stitch
k2tog - knit two together
Brim - Cast on 64 stitches using the long tail method. Join to work in the round. *K1,P3* until brim measures 2 inches. On the following round, knit all stitches. Then purl all stitches for a round. This creates a nice line for folding, and a break in the visual line between the brim and the body of the hat.
Body - Round 1 - *k3,s|1*
Round 2 - *k*
Repeat these two rounds until hat measures approximately 4-5 inches from brim.
Decrease Rounds - Round 1 - *k1,k2tog,s|1,k3,s|1* (56 stitches on the needles)
Round 2 - *k*
Round 3 - *k2,s|1,k1,k2tog,s|1* (48 stitches on the needles)
Round 4 - *k*
Round 5 - *k2tog,s|1,k2,s|1* (40 stitches)
Round 6 - *k*
Round 7 - *k1,s|1,k2tog,s|1* (32 stitches)
Round 8 - *k*
Round 9 - *k2tog,k2* (24 stitches)
Round 10 - *k*
Round 11 - *k2,k2tog* (16 stitches)
Round 12 - *k*
Round 13 - *k2tog* (8 stitches)
Round 14 - *k*
Kitchner stitch the remaining 8 stitches together. Weave in ends.