Wednesday, January 12, 2011

All Buttoned Up!

I wanted to make a hat that was a little different using some of our soft and colorful chunky yarns. All Buttoned Up is a fun approach to knitting a hat; and it knits up quickly!

I used Los Andes from Aslan Trends as the main color and 128 Superwash from Cascade Yarns as the contrast color. We have 7 new colors of the Los Andes coming soon! And remember, I can order ANY color of this yarn, as well as the 128 Superwash for you. Just give me a call at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop.
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The body of the hat was knit on size 11 and the trim was knit on size 10. The gauge for the body of the hat should be 2.5 stitches to the inch, so adjust your needles accordingly depending on your actual gauge. Yes, I do expect you to knit a swatch!

Using CC and size 10 needles, cast on 54 stitches.

Row 1: Knit 1, purl 1; repeat to end.
Row 2: Purl 1, knit 1; repeat to end.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 three more times.

Change to MC and size 11 needles and work the following rows:

Row 1: Knit to last 6 stitches; k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Row 2: P1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1; purl to end.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 5.25" from cast on.

Begin decrease rows:
Row 1: Knit 4, k2tog; repeat to last 6 stitches; k1, p1, k1, p1, k2tog.
Row 2: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1; purl to end.
Row 3: Knit 3, k2tog; repeat to last 5 stitches; k1, p1, k1, p2tog.
Row 4: P1, k1, p1, k1; purl to end.
Row 5: Knit 2, k2tog; repeat to last 4 stitches; k1, p1, k2tog.
Row 6: K1, p1, k1; purl to end.
Row 7: K1, k2tog; repeat to last 3 stitches; k1, p2tog.
Row 8: P1, k1; purl to end.
Row 9: K2tog; repeat to end.
Row 10: P2tog; repeat to end.
Cut yarn, thread through tapestry needle. Run tapestry needle through the remaining stitches, pull and weave in end.

Using CC and smaller needle, pick and knit 21 stitches along stockinette edge.

Row 1: K1, p1; repeat to last stitch, k1.
Repeat row 1 two more times.

Next row: K1, p1, yo, p2tog, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, yo, p2tog, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, k1.
Repeat row 1 three more times. Bind off in pattern. Sew buttons on seed stitch border opposite the buttonholes.


~Sarafina~ said...

That is gorgeous!!!

Sanduka said...

What an interesting and creative hat.