Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Oliver" Jogless Stipes Hat

By: Amy Andersen

Never done jogless stripes before? Don’t worry, they are easy to do and written into the pattern for you.

Free Pattern

Materials Used:

3 different colored skeins (approximately 60 yards of each) of Plymouth Encore worsted weight yarn or worsted weight yarn of choice

1- 16 inch US #2 circular needle

1- 16 inch US #4 circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.

1- 24 inch (or longer) US #4 needle, for decreases done using magic loop method, or US #4 double point needles

1- Stitch marker

1- Tapestry needle

Mens, approx. size 22-23'' head.

Gauge: 5.75 sts. per inch or 23 sts. and 33 rows per 4 square inches in stockinette stitch with size 4 needle.


K2tog = Knit two stitches together

SL1p= Slip one stitch purl-wise

Note: This hat is designed to covers ears completely, if you prefer a shorter hat, you could modify by doing one fewer repeat of rounds 9-14.


Using size 2 needle, CO: 114 in color #1, place marker and join in round

Rounds 1-8: K2, P1

Change to size 4 needle and color #2

Round 9: Knit round

Round 10: SL1p, knit remaining round

Rounds 11-14: Knit round

Change to color #3, Repeat rounds 9-14

Change to color #1, Repeat rounds 9-14

Change to color #2, Repeat rounds 9-14

Change to color #3, Repeat rounds 9-14

Change to color #1, Repeat rounds 9-13

Decreases: (Piece should measure approx. 5 ½ inches)

Round 1: K6, *K2tog, K10* (105 sts. remaining)

Round 2: Change to color #2, knit round

Round 3: SL1p, knit remainder of round

Round 4: K3, *K2tog, K9* K2tog, K1 (95 sts. remaining)

Rounds 5-6: Knit round

Round 7: K6, *K2tog, K8* K2tog, K7 (86 sts. remaining)

Round 8: Change to color #3 then knit round

Round 9: SL1p, knit remainder of round

Round 10: K4, *K2tog, K7* K1 (77 sts. remaining)

Round 11: Knit round

Round 12: K2, *K2tog, K6* K2tog, K1 (67 sts. remaining)

Round 13: Knit round

Round 14: Change to color #1, *K2tog, K5*, K2tog, K2 (57 sts. remaining)

Round 15: SL1p, knit remainder of round

Round 16: K2, *K2tog, K4*, K1 (48 sts. remaining)

Round 17: Knit round

Round 18: K1, *K2tog, K3* K2tog (38 sts. remaining)

Round 19: Knit round

Round 20: *K2tog* (19 sts. remaining)

Round 21: *K2tog*, knit last stitch of round together with first stitch of next round.

Round 22: *K2tog* until 6 sts. remain. Cut yarn leaving a tail. With tapestry needle, draw yarn through remaining 6 sts. Pull tight, knot. Weave in ends.

After knitting my husband some mittens (seen below), I had some yarn left over and he requested a hat to match, so this is what I came up with. On a side-note, his name isn’t Oliver, but the colors he chose reminded me of olives.

Used "Warmest Mittens" pattern by Kris Percival.

Friday, February 5, 2010

"June" Reversible Cables Baby Blanket

By: Amy Andersen

I designed this blanket because I love cables, but I don’t like there to be a “wrong side” of a blanket. So I made a reversible cables baby blanket.

It's currently in the testing phase, but I hope to have it up for sale soon!