9.11.2008

Pixie Hat Pattern

Finally sewed up the hat that I knit when I was at home in Wexford. It fits Smem really well and she looks so cute so thought I would share the pattern.

It can be worn with the point up, which makes it look like a pixie hat, or..


you can turn over a brim at the bottom and wear it like a beanie. Very versatile!


I used size 4mm needles and dk yarn. You will need a darning needle to sew it up.

The hat will stretch to fit my head, so size wise I would put it at 6 months and upwards, just lenghten the ribbing for bigger heads.

Cast on 100 sts.

Work K2,P2 rib for 4 inches.

To shape the top work the following decrease, keeping the rib pattern correct (I have just written it was knit (K) as I didn't write it down as I knit it. The picture below should show how it looks):

Row 1: (K8, K2tog) to end - 90 sts.

Row 2 and every alternate row: Work rib

Row 3: (K7, K2tog) to end - 80 sts.

Row 5: (K6, K2tog) to end - 70 sts.

Row 7: (K5, K2tog) to end - 60 sts.

Row 9: (K4, K2tog) to end - 50 sts.

Row 11: (K3, K2tog) to end - 40 sts.

Row 13: (K2, K2tog) to end - 30 sts.

Row 15: (K1, K2tog) to end - 20 sts.

Row 17: (K2tog) to end - 10 sts.

Break off long length of yarn, thread through remaining stitches and pull up tightly. Join side seam and weave in ends of yarn.

Viola!

And now a final 'arty' shot from my photo-shoot with Smem.


3 comments:

Denise said...

hello! Just jumped over here from Ravelry. Great baby and craft pictures :)

Gretchen said...

Hi, I found your pattern on Ravelry as well. I've casted on, and I am at the beginning of the decreases. When you say to continue the second row in pattern, I am not sure if I should knit the same as the stitch below, or continue as k2p2. I suppose I could just give it a whirl, but I'd love to know how you suggest to do it! :) Thanks!

~Gretchen

Anonymous said...

First, I'd like to say, nice pattern ad baby pics. She's cute! I appreciate straight needle patterns s I am a disabled knitter and cannot use circular needles.

I just wondered what is dk yarn? and do you have a gauge to go with this pattern? Thanks.