Monday, January 20, 2014

pattern: Alpine Hat




I shared on instagram a few days ago that I now have hats available in the shop. Yay! Well, to be more specific, I have one hat available...The Alpine Hat.

The Alpine Hat is a simple, cozy design inspired by clean lines and crisp days. Since moving to Germany, I’ve discovered I love snow! This is my ideal hat for any snowy day activity- be it sledding in the mountains, ice skating on a frozen pond or just window shopping in the city.

I thought I would share the pattern, for anyone out there who's interested. It's a really simple design, suitable for someone who has never knit a hat before. 

(note: if you would prefer to download a PDF of this pattern, you can do so through ravelry)

Happy Knitting!



Alpine Hat Pattern (Ruth Werwai)


Supplies:
50g of chunky (5) yarn
size 9mm  40 cm circular needles
tapestry needle
stitch marker (optional)

Finished measurements:

hat measures 6.5 inches (16 cm) by 12.5 inches (30 cm)
The pattern for this hat is worked over 4 stitches. So if you want to make your hat wider, simply cast on more stitches in groups of 4 until you have your desired size. Also, you can easily add rows in before the decrease to make your hat longer.

Gauge:
14 stitches and 15 rows= 4 inches in k2p2 rib

Abbreviations:
k: knit p: purl
k2p2 rib: *k2, p2 repeat from*
k2tog: knit two together
p2tog: purl two together

Directions:
Cast on 48 stitches. Place marker, and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist.
work in k2p2 rib for 5 inches (12 cm)
next row: *k2, p2tog, repeat from *
next row: *k2, p1 repeat from *
next row: *k2tog, p1, repeat from *
*k1,p1 repeat from* for two more rows.
cut yarn, leaving a tail approx 6 inches. weave tail through remaining stitches and pull tight. sew in ends and block lightly as desired.

Only one step left: bundle up in your new hat and head on out into a snowy Winter’s day! Let me know if you make this hat, I would love to see your version!

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