More knitting – this time in the form of a hat for my housemate Duck. There’s a back story here, because Duck’s mum bought him a nice warm knitted hat for the winter. It was a bit baggy, so Duck (for some inexplicable reason) decided to iron it. It didn’t help, and the hat ended up impossibly big and unwearable.
So I agreed to make a copy. Ta da!
He’s under strict instructions not to iron it 🙂
Here’s a rough approximation of the pattern:
A hat for Duck
- King Cole merino DK – 1 ball each in black, clerical and aran.
- 16 nch 4mm circular needle
- 1 set 4mm dpns
- Cast on 120 stitches in aran.
- K2p1 rib for approximately 11.5cm (roughly 36 rows).
- Reverse direction (ie so it looks like it’s p2k1 on the outside), switch to clerical and knit around for roughly 9cm (approx 26 rows).
- Switch to black. Knit around for roughly 8.5cm (approx 24 rows)
- K2tog all the way round (60sts remain)
- Knit 10 rounds.
- Switch to dpns. K2tog all the way round (30sts remain).
- Knit 5 rounds.
- K2tog all the way round (15sts remain).
- Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches, pulling tight to close.
- Sew in ends, sew on bobble pilfered from original hat.