Eyelet Lace Beanie
Whoa, almost an entire month and no posty. That's not good.
So ... a short update. I'm still not working, other than my very part time job at Green Planet Yarn. A few "extenuating" circumstances are preventing my return to work but hopefully everything will be straightened out by the end of the month. In the mean time Andy and I are having deep, philosophical discussions about the meaning of life and whether or not Fancy Feast is worth the price. He's all recovered from his little urinary tract issue and is back to hunting crickets, worms and dead leaves.
I have been spending a ridiculous amount of time knitting and have a veritable parade of FO's which I don't seem inclined to post tonight. Maybe tomorrow. In other news, I have begun designing simple hats for my yarn store of employment. One of them sorta looks like this.
Note to self: Don't knit samples with red yarn. And in case you'd like to make one for yourself, here be the pattern. I *think* I wrote it up correctly. It's extremely stretchy, so although you might be knitting along, thinking "This will only fit a pinhead" if it fits me (22" large head, small brain) it will probably fit you.
Finished size – 14” unstretched (up to 22” stretched, this hat has a lot of give), 8” length
Materials – approx. 140 yards bulky weight yarn (sample done in Filtes King Modigliani)
Needles – US 10 ½ circular, 16” length and 4 US 10 ½ double pointed needles
Gauge – 7 stitches equals 1” in pattern
Using circular needle, cast on 74 stitches and join in the round without twisting. Work in K1, P1 rib for 9 rounds. On round 10 increase 1 stitch while staying in pattern = 75 stitches.
The body of the hat is done in a Mock Eyelet Rib pattern as follows:
Round 1 – *Slip 1 as if to knit, K2, psso both knit stitches, P2*; rep from * to end.
Round 2 - *K1, YO, K1, P2*; rep from * to end.
Round 3 - *K3, P2*; rep from * to end.
Round 4 – Rep round 3
Repeat these 4 rounds for a total of 8 repeats (32 rows) or until hat is approximately 1 ½ inches shorter than total desired length.
Begin decreases; switching to double pointed needles as necessary.
Round 1 – *K3, K2tog*; rep from * to end.
Round 2 – Knit all stitches
Round 3 - *K2, K2tog*; rep from * to end.
Round 4 – Knit all stitches
Round 5 - *K1, K2tog*; rep from * to end.
Round 6 – Knit all stitches
Round 7 – K2tog around
Thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight. Weave in ends.
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