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I'm making hats for a charity thing next week (cause no one in Edinburgh can have too many wooly hats. And they are super quick to make so if no one wants them it's not like I've wasted loads of time.)

So I thought I'd put the pattern up.


I've been using Colinette Point 5 cause of the beautiful colours but any yarn that knits up 12 stitches to 4 inches would do. A skein of this is 55 yards.

I used size 8mm circs cause they're the biggest I have. Use whatever works for you.

Cast on a multiple of 7 stitches - 42 for my head, 49 for a larger. You want a loose cast on - I use the knit one cause that's loose for me, but experiment (though ideally don't experiment too much with point 5 - it's so loosely spun that too many rippings make it fuzzy.) Join. Knit for 8-9 inches or until you've used most of the wool, then you're ready to decrease.

If you're comfortable keeping track you can just k5, k2tog 6 times, then k4, k2tog (x6), k3, k2tog(x6) and so on until you've got 6 stitches left. Otherwise on your last plain row place a marker every 7 sititches and then always 2ktog just before each marker until there are 6 stitches left.

Run the end through those 6 sitiches and pull closed. Weave in the 2 ends. Ta da! A pretty hat.

Date: 2005-01-31 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leedy.livejournal.com
Hoorah! I am knitting a scarf in chunky wool (must check if it's too chunky, I'm doing it on 10mm needles) and think I will probably have some left over. Matching hat time!

Date: 2005-01-31 03:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] hfnuala.livejournal.com
You can play around with the number of stitches, just stick to multiples of 6 cause they make the decrease so easy - try it on after a few ros and it should be easy to tell if it's big enough or not. A row goes so quick with this sort of wool it's no hardship to have to rip once or twice.

Date: 2005-01-31 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leedy.livejournal.com
Cool, I will give it a go once I've decided my scarf is long enough!

Date: 2005-01-31 04:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] firecat
Can you do the whole thing on circs or do you need to switch to dpns at some point?

Date: 2005-01-31 04:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] hfnuala.livejournal.com
I do it all on a circ cause the circ is too big anyway and I use the 'magic loop technique' (which I can't explain in words - http://www.az.com/~andrade/knit/mloop.html) If you have a small circ, swithc to dpns when you come to decrease.

Date: 2005-03-25 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] monotonia.livejournal.com
hi. looks like your journal is friends only now?
well, i used to be bint_halima but abandoned that one. if you like (you certainly don't have to) you can re-friend me now that i'm monotonia.

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