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


Size:
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.

Abbreviations:

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.

Pattern:

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.

7 comments:

  1. Nice set! Thanks for sharing the pattern

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  2. Very cool hat ! Thank-you for sharing the pattern I will try to knit it ! :0)

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  3. Thank you so much for posting this pattern! I love it, and I think I will make it for my Dad during the holidays. I was just wondering if I could knit the whole thing on size 8 DPNs because I'm a college student, and therefore, quite broke. Also, would I have to cast on less stitches to compensate for the bigger needle size? I'm just trying to cover the ears of a medium sized head :). Thanks again!

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  4. Hi Kaitlyn. I've never knit a hat on DPNs, but I'm sure it could be done. And you're right, if you use larger needles, you would want to reduce the number of stitches you cast on.

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  5. Angela (anthillakela)December 28, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Thank you for sharing how to make the stripes level when knitting in the round. It looks so much better and once you know how, it's really easy!

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  6. I am so glad I found this. I am going to do two colors for stripes rather than three for the Chicago Blackhawks. I have been looking for a pattern with stripes that are even and a basic one to follow. This is awesome. Love the mittens too. I might have to do those later!

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  7. I've already made three of these and love the pattern! So many color pattern options!!! I wrote about it here
    http://knittingpatternreview.blogspot.com/2012/04/id-rather-be-knittings-oliver-jogless.html

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