Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Not So Stoned Stoner Hat



I've become somewhat of a bike geek as of late and my knitting has suffered because of it. I whipped this out pretty quick in an attempt to get back into the swing of it, as well as give myself a roomie beanie that I don't mind getting sweaty on rides. The stash busting bit was a rather nice side effect, if I do say so myself.

I call it my "Not So Stoned Stoner Hat" because while it does indeed look like something a stoner would wear.. I'm far from being a stoner. You could make a comment along the lines of "I'm high on bikes" and then run with that..

This hat is pretty straight forward and would be a great introduction to knitting in the round for beginners!

Techniques You'll Need:
- Cast on
- Knit stitch
- Purl stitch
- Decrease - K2tog
- Cast off

Not So Stoned Stoner Hat
Yarn: Unknown brand, acrylic, self striping
Gauge: (need to go home and measure..)
Needles: US6

CO 88, join in round (for a smaller hat do 80 stitches)

Brim:
K1, P1 rib for 7 rounds (I’m gonna do it for 18 rounds next time)

Body:
K in round until hat measures 6.5 - 7 inches (or till you think its slouch enough)

Decrease:
*K6, k2tog, repeat from * around
K around
*K5, k2tog, repeat from * around
K around
*K4, k2tog, repeat from * around
K around
*K3, k2tog, repeat from * around
K around
*K2, k2tog, repeat from * around
K around
*k2tog, repeat from * around
From here on just k2tog, knitting the odd stitch out you get, until 3 stitches remain.

Cast & bind off.

Place on head and forget about your 30-mile ride hair ;)

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