This blog is all about learning how to crochet and knit for beginners and for more advanced crocheters and knitters. This is also about oil and watercolor painting. This blog is about inspiration and creativity. Maybe some health and spiritual tips as well.
1.Cast on 96 stitches, make sure all
your stitches are facing the the right way, before you start knitting your
first row. Remember to do your jogless join for all your color changes!
Knit red for 5 or 6 rows whichever you prefer or more and keep changing
your colors until your hat is the length you like or it measures about 6 inches.
You want to do a jogless join because when you change colors you can see
where you changed the colors there is like a jog between colors and we want to
So to do the jogless join you knit one row in your new color and then on
the next row you lift the “right v” of the stitch below up and stretch it onto
the needle, and knit the 2 stitches together.
Now we need to decrease.
Once your work measures 6 inches from the bottom to where you are you can
now start decreasing. I am on color 6 when I start decreasing about 30 -32 rows
have been knit
Decrease by: decrease by slipping the next st onto the needle, knit the
next st and then
pull the slipped st over the knitted one
Row 1:* K14, k2tog*, all the way around, make sure you decreased 6 times,
ending with k2tog and 90 stitches are left
Row 2: Knit
Row 3:* k7, decrease by slipping the next st onto the needle, knit the
next st and then pull the slipped st over the knitted one, so* k7, decrease 1
st,* keep doing that till the end and you have 80 st
Row 4: knit
Row 5: *k6, decrease 1* like previous row, repeat to end – 70st left
Row 6: knit
Row 7: *k5, decr 1*, to end – 60 stitches
Row 9:* k4, dec 1*, to end – 50 stitches
Row 10: knit
Row 11: knit (still 50 stitches)
Row 12: knit
Row 13: knit
Row 14: knit
Row 15: knit
Row 16: knit, cut your yarn (make it fairly long), to finish off
Row 17: push all your stitches to the left needle and take a yarning
needle and working with 2 stitches at a time, pull the stitch behind, over the
1st one and thread the stitch onto the yarn, repeat to end. Take yarn through hole and sew it away.