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30. October 2012

I have had this idea for a hat on my mind for some time now. Striped and in garter stitch, it would have a folded rib bottom edge and a straight top. I just didn’t know which yarn to use for it. Then, when I was sorting my stash the other day (this actually almost never happens) I found two small yarn balls that might fit the project. So the other night when I had a bad case of startitis, I casted on for the hat and kuno was born.

Here’s what I used and how I made it:

needles for knitting in the round: 4,5mm and 5,5mm
crochet hook
a piece of scrap (cotton) yarn
96 m of Järbo Saga, colour 19009 (MC)
90 m of BC Garn Semilla, colour 111 (CC)
according to Ravelry they are both dk weight, but Semilla is a little bit thinner than Saga

gauge: 17 sts x 36 rows = 10 x 10 cm on larger needles.
I’m a tight knitter, so you might need to go down a needle size.

With your scrap yarn and the crochet hook, chain a row of around 100 sts and bind off. Flip the chain over and from the bumps pick up 92 sts by knitting through the bump with the smaller needle and MC. Join for knitting in the round make sure not to twist.
Knit ribbing; k2, p2, around for 21 rounds. I did a few stripes with CC in the first 10 rounds.
Undo the provisional cast on, and place these live sts on a spare circular needle. Fold the ribbing and hold the needles parallel, so that the cast on sts are on the inside of the circle. Knit the two layers of sts together with the larger needle and CC around. Purl the next round with CC.
Continue in garter stitch; knitting one round and purling one round. Changing colours after every purl round.
End when you think your hat is big enough. I made 31 stripes.
After the last purling round, turn the hat inside out.
Fold your knitting so that the first and last stitch are next to each other and you have 46 sts on either side of your work. Do a 3 needle bind off. I used a bigger needle to get a loose bind of.
Wear as you like

add pom poms or tassels if you feel like it.

6 Comments

  1. LOVE this! Can’t wait to make one with Pom Poms!!

  2. April says:

    Cute hat… I hate wearing tassels but they sure look adorable on you!

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