Posted on 08/23/13
I’m a day late in posting my knitting progress for week-three of the knit along. So sorry, I was trying to get all of my revisions finished for the book that’s going to be published next spring, entitled The Inn at Last Chance.
Yesterday was a red letter day for other reasons as well. I got my first hat in the mail from one of y’all, a pretty crocheted one. And this week I’ve had a lot of folks emailing me wanting to know where to send the finished hats. So here are those details, once again:
Send your hat to:
c/o Alliance Management Group
1901 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006
Please include a note or a card in your package with your name and address so I can send you a tape measure. I’ll be rewarding every knitter/crocheter who sends me a hat. Also your name will be entered into a book giveaway that will take place on September 9.
As for my knitting this week — I’m still working through my left over sock yarn. I finished the pink/purple hat and started a brown and blue hat. These are both made by the same pattern that I made up myself. It’s pretty basic and the instructions are below. This should make a hat with an 18 inch circumference, assuming that you have a gauge of 28 stitches equals 4 inches.
Cast on 130 stitches onto a size US1 18″ circular needle. Join the yarn and put a marker. Knit a rib pattern (1 knit 1 purl) until the piece measures about 2 inches, then change to stockinette stitch and a size US2 18″ circular needle. Knit in stockinette stitch (all knit) until the entire piece is about 7.5 inches long. Then begin the decrease for the crown as follows. (K2tog = knit 2 together):
Row 1: *K 12, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
Row 2: *K 11, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
Row 3: *K 10, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
Row 4: *K 9, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
Row 5: *K 8, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
Row 6: *K 7, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
Row 7: *K 6, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
Row 8: *K 5, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
Row 9: *K 4, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
Row 10: *K 3, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
Row 11: *K 2, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
Row 12: *K 1, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
Row 13: *K2tog* Repeat from * to *
At some point, you’ll need to switch from the circular needle to US 2 double-pointed-needles. When you finish row thirteen, you should have about 6 stitches left. Cut your yarn leaving a six inch tail, which you will thread through the remaining stitches using a tapestry needle. Draw up the stitches and weave in the yarn end, and you’re done.
Please leave photos of your projects. I’d love to see them.