Monday, December 05, 2005

Tom Hat Pattern

Yarn: Laines Du Nord Dolly Maxi in Ebony x3 balls approx 285 yards.
Needles: US #8 addis 40" to work magic loop...or whatever you are comfortable doing and which ever size you need to get gauge.
Gauge: 18 sts in 4"

M1R= make one right. Pick up the bar inbetween the two sts from the back and knit it through the front.
M1L= make one left. Pick up the bar inbetween the two sts from the front and knit it through the back.
tbl= through back of loop.
sl1 wyif= slip one stich purlwise with yarn in front.

Hat:
Cast on 7 sts. Join for working in the round (if not working magic loop, place marker to indicate start of the round)
row 1: *M1,K1*rep to end of rd.
next row and every alternate row: Knit
row 3: *M1, K2* rep to end of rd.
row 5: *M1, K3* rep to end of rd.
row 7: *M1, K4* rep to end of rd.
continue the increases in this manner until you have 84 sts.
Knit stocking stitch until you reach 4 1/2" from last increase row.

Start garter stitch border:
row 1: purl 28 sts, knit 20, purl 16, knit 20.
row 2: Knit
row 3: Bind off knitwise 28sts, knit next 20 sts (include the last st of bindoff in this number). Add second ball and bind off back 16 sts, knit next 20 sts (include the last st of bindoff in this number). Now you can work the two earflaps at the same time. You should have 20 sts for each earflap.

Earflaps: these instructions are per earflap. Remember to go across both earflaps repeating the instructions on the second earflap. Work the decreases on the second earflap k2tog tbl.

row 1: (ws) sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k2, purl to the last 5 sts and k2, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif.
row 2: (rs) k1, sl1 wyif, k1, p2, knit to the last 5 sts and p2, k1, sl1 wyif, k1.
row 3: same as row 1
row 4: k1, sl1 wyif, k1, p2, k4, k2 tog, k4, p2, k1, sl1 wyif, k1
row 5: sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k2, p9, k2, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif.
row 6: k1, sl1 wyif, k1, p2, k3, k2tog, k4, p2, k1, sl1 wyif, k1.
row 7: sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k2, p8, k2, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif.
row 8: k1, sl1 wyif, k1, p2, k2, k2tog, k4, p2, k1, sl1 wyif, k1.
row 9: sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k2, p7, k2, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif.
row 10: k1, sl1 wyif, k1, p2, k7, p2, k1, sl1 wyif, k1.

cont repeating row 9 and 10 until flaps are 4" long ending with a ws row.
Keeping the 5 st pattern at the beginning and end of each row, start increases as follows:

row 1: k1, sl1 wyif, k1, p2, k1, M1R, knit to last 6 sts, M1L, k1, p2, k1, sl1 wiyf, k1.
row 2: sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k2, purl to last 5 sts, k2, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif.
row 3: k1, sl1 wyif, k1, p2, knit to last 5 sts, p2, k1, sl1 wyif, k1.
repeat last two rows 2 more times then the increase row (row 1) again.

These eight rows are the increases for the flaps. (you are basically working 7 rows and increasing on the eighth)
Repeat the eight rows until you have 43 sts on each flap.
Purl 2 rows to form garter sts border and bind off.
Weave in ends and block.
Finito!

Add some colour or texture...use your creative license! Please let me know if someone actually knits on of these...and if you come across any mistakes. I tried my best to copy my notes!

1 comment:

Julie said...

is this hat for a man or womans head? do you have a picture?