Original No Frills Toboggan Cap

Original No Frills Toboggan Cap

This is a very simple, easy toboggan cap that is worked all in stockinette (except the hemming part is a bit tricky). The “hemming” of the bottom gives a double thickness over the ears and forehead for extra warmth, without the need to fold up the bottom of the cap. The things you need to know to make it: How to do a provisional cast on, how to knit in the round, how to do a knit stitch, a k2tog and an ssk.  TV knitting at its finest.

Materials:
1 skein Red Heart Unforgettable, Medium:4, 3.5 oz/100 g, 270 yards/246 m, colorway: whichever one strikes your fancy.  (or any DK weight yarn.)  You can easily get 3 hats out of 2 skeins.
Needle: Size US4 (3.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle, and a set of US4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles (DPNs). (optional: a second US4 (3.5 mm) circular needle of any length if you have one)
9 Stitch markers, with one of a distinct color or type from the others to use as a row marker.

Body of Hat:
On the 16-inch circular needle, cast on 90 stitches using provisional cast on method.
Join, place row marker, and knit in the round for 8-1/49 inches (21 cm), stopping at the end of the row.

Hemming the Bottom:
(See illustration at left) Fold the edge with the provisional cast-on under just as though you were turning a hem and bring it up through the center of the work (fold purl side inside, knit side outside). Starting at the beginning of the provisional row, put the stitches from the provisional cast-on onto a second needle – either all of them onto a circular needle, or as many as will comfortably fit onto one double pointed needle, transferring more provisional stitches onto the DPN as necessary. Use your right-hand needle to transfer the first provisional stitch on that row purlwise from the provisional needle to the left-hand working needle, being careful to keep the stitch in the same orientation.  Knit it and the first stitch on the working row together (k2tog). Be sure when you are knitting the two stitches together that the provisional stitch is on the right and the working stitch is on the left, so that when the k2tog is worked, the provisional stitch will end up on the wrong side of your work.  Transfer the second provisional stitch onto the left-hand needle and knit it and the second working stitch on the row together. Continue on around in this fashion until the end of the row. Make sure the beginning yarn end gets tucked down into the fold and is hidden inside the folded portion. You should come out even, with the last provisional stitch and the last working stitch being knitted together. You should end up with 90 stitches.

Continue knitting for another 3 inches (7.5 cm), then work Decreases.

Decreases:
Row 1: *knit 10, place marker, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: *ssk, k8, repeat from * to end of row. (81 stitches)
Row 3: knit
Row 4: *ssk, k7, repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)
Row 5: knit.
Row 6: *ssk, k6, repeat from * to end of row. (63 stitches)
Row 7: knit.
Row 8: *ssk, k5, repeat from * to end of row. (54 stitches)
Row 9: knit.
Row 10: *ssk, k4, repeat from * to end of row. (45 stitches)
Row 11: knit.
Row 12: *ssk, k3, repeat from * to end of row. (36 stitches)
Row 13: knit.
Row 14: *ssk, k2, repeat from * to end of row. (27 stitches)
Row 15: knit.
Row 16: *ssk, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (18 stitches)
Row 17: knit.
Row 18: *ssk, repeat from * to end of row. (9 stitches)
Row 19: knit.
Cut yarn leaving a tail long enough to thread through all the stitches, and fasten. Weave in the end.

Beret with Cable Accents

Beret with Cable Accents

Modified from a pattern by Andi Satterlund

Materials
Yarn: 1 Skein of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, Medium:4, 3.5 oz/100 g, 280 yds/256 m, color “Parrot” or any Aran or worsted weight yarn. (Depending on how tight you knit, you might can get two hats from a skein of this yarn.)
Needles: 16-inch US 8 (5.0 mm) circular needles and US 8(5.0 mm) double pointed needles.
Stitch markers.

Gage: 9 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches.

Cast on 96
Rows 1-9: *K2, p2; repeat from * to end.
Row 10: Knit.
Row 11: *C6B, k2; repeat from * to end.
Row 12: Knit.
Row 13: *K2, kfb, k2, kfb, k1, kfb, repeat from * to end. (132 stitches)
Row 14-15: Knit.
Row 16: *C6B, K5, repeat from * to end.
Row 17: Knit.
Row 18: K7, *kfb, k10; rep from * until 3 stitches left, kfb, k3. (144 stitches).
Row 19: Knit
Row 20: *C6B, k6 , repeat from * to end of row.
Row 21-34: Knit to end.
Row 35: (K24, place a marker) 5 times, k24.
Row 36: *Ssk, knit to two stitches before marker, k2tog; repeat from * to end.
Row 37: Knit to end.
Repeat rows 36-37 until 12 stitches remain.  Change to DPN needles when necessary.
Last row: K2tog to end. 6 stitches remain
Cut your yarn leaving a six inch tail, and use the yarn needles to weave it through the live stitches on your needles.

 

A Seamless PussyHat for Carrie

2017_05_06-01A Seamless Pussy Hat for Carrie

This pattern is for a seamless top-down hat.  It uses pink yarn for the fight against breast cancer, and glitter yarn in loving memory of Carrie Fisher, for those fighting for the Resistance on both fronts. May the Force be with us.

Materials:1 skein Caron Simply Soft Party, Medium:4, 3 oz/85 g, 164 yds/150 m, color Fuchsia Sparkle.
US size 6 (4.0 mm) 32-inch or 36-inch circular needle
(optional) US size 6 (4.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle.
(optional) stitch marker.

Using the Turkish cast on method, cast on 46 stitches.
Using the Magic Loop method:
Knit in round for 4-1/4 inches (11 cm).
K1, P1 for 4-1/4 inches (11 cm)

When hat measures 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) from top to bottom, bind off the purl stitches purlwise and the knit stitches knitwise.

That’s all there is to it.

Note that you can knit the whole hat using the Magic Loop method, or once you have knitted about 2 inches’ worth you can change to the 16-inch circular needle and finish the hat using the smaller needle.

The way the Turkish cast on works, one “ear point” has a yarn tail.  The opposite “ear point” is where the row marker goes, if you use one.

Ukrainian Nako Beret

Ukrainian Nako Beret

Translated from a Ukrainian pattern and pictures I found on the internet.

This pattern assumes you know how to do a provisional cast on, grafting, and a crocheted join.  See pictures at the end of the post.

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn
US6 (4.0 mm) or US7 (4.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle
A cable needle

(Provisional) cast on 16
First Triangle Only
Row 1: p3, k8 (cable), p3, k1, yo, k1
Row 2: and all wrong side rows, purl the purls and knit the knits according to the pattern, except as noted.
Row 3: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k2
Row 5: p3, C8F, p3, k1, yo, k3
Row 7: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k4
Row 9: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k5
Row 11: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k6
Row 13: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k7
Row 15: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k8
Row 17: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k9
Row 19: p3, C8F, p3, k1, yo, k10
Row 21: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k11
Row 23: p3, C8F, p3, k1, yo, k12
Row 25: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k14
Row 26: purl the purl stitches and knit the knit stitches in pattern.

All Subsequent Triangles
Begin the triangle decrease as follows. Make note to work C8F instead of K8 on the 12th row after the previous cable cross:
Row 1: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, ssk, turn work and work wrong side row in pattern.
Row 2: and all wrong side rows except as noted, purl the purls and knit the knits
Row 3: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k1, ssk, turn work and work wrong side row in pattern.
Row 5: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k2, ssk, turn work and work wrong side row in pattern.
Row 7: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k3, ssk, turn work and work wrong side row in pattern.
Row 9: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k4, ssk, turn work and work wrong side row in pattern.
Row 11: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k5, ssk, turn work and work wrong side row in pattern.
Row 13: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k6, ssk, turn work and work wrong side row in pattern.
Row 15: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k7, ssk, turn work and work wrong side row in pattern.
Row 17: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k8, ssk, turn work and work wrong side row in pattern.
Row 19: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k9, ssk, turn work and work wrong side row in pattern.
Row 21: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k10, ssk, turn work and work wrong side row in pattern.
Row 23: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k11, ssk, turn work and work wrong side row in pattern.
Row 25: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k12, ssk, turn work and work wrong side row in pattern.
Row 27: p3, k8, p3, k1, yo, k13, ssk, turn work and work wrong side row in pattern.

Repeat rows 1-27 above until all six triangles have been worked.

Graft the ends of the cable band and use a crochet hook to join the edges of the first and sixth triangles. Picking up stitches around the right edge of the cable and working in the round, work 12 rows of k1, p1 ribbing and bind off.

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I found these pictures on the interwebs which I image searched and found the below pattern for. The above is my best shot at a translation.  The original pattern is from here:

набрать 16 петель
1 ряд: 3 изн,8 лиц(косичка),3 изн,1 лиц,1 накид,1 лиц
2 ряд и все изнаночные по рисунку
3 ряд: 3 изн,8 лиц,3 изн,1 лиц, накид,2 лиц
5 ряд: 3 изн,8 лиц,3 изн,1 лиц, накид,3 лиц
7 ряд: 3 изн,8 лиц,3 изн,1 лиц, накид,4 лиц
9 ряд: 3 изн,8 лиц,3 изн,1 лиц, накид,5 лиц
11 ряд: 3 изн,8 лиц,3 изн,1 лиц, накид,6 лиц
12 ряд: 3 изн,8 лиц. скрестить 4х4,3 изн,1 лиц, накид,7 лиц.
скрещивание косички каждые 12 рядов. Когда треугольничек будет из 14 петель начинаем убавления и 2 треугольничек, в каждом лицевом ряду убавляем по 1 петли. примерно так:… накид,2 вместе и поворачиваем вязание, остальные петли остаются на спице, этим образом первый треугольничек убавляется, второй прибавляется.
Берет состоит из 6 треугольничков.
после набрать из кромки косички петли и связать резинку. Выполнить шов соединения.