Thursday, September 5, 2013

How to Knit a Hat in Colors


Hi there,
This video is very good for beginners as it only has a bit of decreasing and if you don't want to change colors you don't have to. I hope you enjoy making this. Here is the pattern!


Caron Simply Soft in: Red, pink, orange, yellow, green, pagoda, light blue
Size 8 circular needle, which is a 5mm
Knit = kn,  tog = together,  st = stitches
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 prevent that.

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
Row8: knit

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.

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