Saturday, March 10, 2007

Sisters Hat

Original Jan-Knit Design - 2007

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, the Cascade Mountain Range has always been my home. When wearing the hat, three of the lace “mountains” are visible at one time, reminding me of The Three Sisters.
My yarn is recycled from a thrifted sweater. It is 100% wool that I hand dyed with food-quality colors. The blues/purples are not unlike the sunset skies over the mountains of Oregon.

Finished size: 21” (fits adult medium)

DK/Light Worsted (11wpi) -- Approximately 90yards.
#7 US circular needles
#7 US double point needles
Darning needle
Stitch marker (optional)

Gauge: 17 st = 4” in stockinette stitch

Beginning at lower edge:

CO 84
K 12 rnds (note: To add more length to the hat, knit more rnds here.)

Follow pattern chart for fifteen rows.

K even until piece measures 6” (or desired length) from cast-on
Begin dec:
Rnd 1: dec 4 evenly spaced
Rnd 2 and each even rnd: knit around
Rnd 3: (k8, k2tog) around
Rnd 5: (k7, k2tog) around
Rnd 7: (k6, k2tog) around
Rnd 9: (k5, k2tog) around
Rnd 11: (k4, k2tog) around
Rnd 13: (k3, k2tog) around
Rnd 15: (k2, k2tog) around
Rnd 17: (k1, k2tog) around
Rnd 19: (k2tog) around

Break yarn leaving a 6” tail. Thread tail through remaining stitches with darning needle, pulling firmly. Fasten off on inside of hat. Weave in ends. Block using preferred method appropriate for yarn.

If you have questions or find any errors, please let me know.