Friday, 8 March 2013

Winter Beach Hat for Susie

Since moving to Cornwall we have the privilege of taking our lovely Collie cross dog to the beach for exercise.  It's beautiful but so often windy and cold at this time of year.  A few weeks ago I bought 2 balls of yarn to knit hubby a hat to keep his ears warm.  The pattern said I needed 150 m and the yarn I bought had 110 m so I bought 2 balls.  So annoying!  His hat took less than 1 ball and I'd thrown away the receipt so I couldn't take the ball back.

Rather than waste the extra yarn I've decided to knit myself a hat.  Similar style, ribbed beanie, but with some cable embellishments.  Here's my pattern:

Susie's Winter Beach Hat


Using 5mm circular needles and Aran yarn.

Abbreviations:
c1b slip next stitch onto cable needle place behind work, knit next stitch, knit stitch from cable needle.
c1f  slip next stitch onto cable needle place in front of work knit next stitch, knit, knit stitch from cable needle.



Cast on 96 sts and work 15 rows K2,P2 rib using circular needles and magic loop method.

Pattern
Round 1 *c1f, p2, c1b, p2* rpt to end of round.
Round 2 *k1, c1f, c1b, k1, p2* rpt to end of round
Round 3 *k2, c1f, k2, p2* rpt to end of round
Round 4 *K1, c1b, c1f, k1, p2* rpt to end of round
Round 5 *c1b, p2, c1f, p2* rpt to end of round
Round 6 * k2, p2* rpt to end of round

These 6 rows form the pattern.  Repeat 4 more times.

Decrease Rows
Round 1: *k2, p2to, k2, p2* rpt to end of round (84sts)
Round 2: *k2, p1,k2,p2tog* rpt to end of round (72sts)
Round 3: *sl1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, p1* rpt to end of round (48sts)
Round 4: *K2 tog* rpt to end (24sts)
Round 5: *k2 tog* rpt to end (12 sts)
Round 6: *k2 tog* rpt to end (6sts)


Break off yarn and thread through the remaining 6 stitches.  Sew in ends.

Enjoy and I hope it keeps you warm  :-)





4 comments:

  1. I have just started your hat pattern and have a quick question for you. On round 3 of the pattern should there be a "p2" after the second "k2"? It looks like you have an 8-stitch repeat in all the other rounds, but this 3rd round has only a 6-stitch repeat.

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  2. Thanks Julia!

    You were right. I've changed to pattern to include the P2 on round 3. Hope you enjoy knitting it and wearing it! I'd love to include a pic of your finished project on the ravelry page later.. (if I can find out how to do that!)

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  3. This was a great pattern that I really enjoyed knitting. I posted about it on my blog at http://harmonicmama.com/2013/10/3-hat-patterns-warm

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  4. Since moving to Cornwall we have the privilege of taking our lovely Collie cross dog to the beach for exercise. It's beautiful but so often windy ... abeachhat.blogspot.com

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