Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hat to match Bootie Socks

My daughter begged me to write up my directions for the little hat I made to go with the Bootie Socks. So, Stephanie, here you go:

The Hat
Knitted with 2 circular needles

Materials: Worsted Weight yarn (model was made with Caron Simply Soft).
2 -size 8 circular needles with 16 or 24 inch cables
yarn needle

Cuff: With contrasting color, cast 56 stitches onto one circular needle. Being careful not to twist, slip 28 sts to the other circular needle. With the stitches on the needle tips, and holding the tips of the 2 circulars side by side, transfer the 1st st on the left needle (1st cast on stitch) to the right needle, then slip the 1st st on the right needle through the just transferred st and onto the left needle.

Rnd 1: Slide the sts on needle #2 onto the cable part of the needle and then drop it to the back. Using needle #1, knit the 1st 28 sts. Drop needle #1, pick up needle #2, and knit the 28 sts on needle #2.
Rnd 2: Drop needle #2 to the back and using needle #1, purl the 1st 28 sts. Drop needle #1, pick up needle #2, and purl the 28 sts on needle #2.

Repeat rnds 1 and 2 two more times (6 total rows).

Change to main color. Knit every round, always knitting the 1st 28sts with needle #1 and the 2nd 28 sts with needle #2, for a total of 4 1/2 inches from the beginning.

Shaping the Top

Rnd 1: *K2tog, K6, repeat from * around.
Rnd 2: Knit around

Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 decreasing the number of sts between the K2tog by one on each dec row until you get to Rnd 15 (K2tog around). There will be 7 sts left. Cut yarn and thread through the live sts remaining and pull tight.

Weave in ends.
Fold up cuff.

Copyright 2009 Susan A. Coes
all rights reserved
This pattern may be used for personal or charity purposes only. It may not be sold.

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