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)

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.

14 stitches and 15 rows= 4 inches in k2p2 rib

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

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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