Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Summer/Winter - Knit Hat
The first day it really gets cold in the fall, I'm always like, "I wish I would have thought to make ----- last month so I'd have it today." So, this summer begins my summer/winter knitting - knitting in the summer for next winter. I always have the idea do it but now I have the ambition. My first summer/winter knitting project I started was a nice simple hat that I made with the wonderful Peruvian wool I got in Flagstaff, AZ at Purl in the Pines. I got the pattern from the blog, a Friend to knit with and I really love how simple it was, yet it looks pretty neat. The complete pattern is also here. Thank you Lesie and I love your blog!
Chunky Knit Hat
via Leslie @ a Friend to knit with
Yarn: Berroco Peruvia Colors
Color: Raku Glaze
Needle: Circular 16 inches Size US 15
Gauge: 2 stitches per 1"
Cast on 44 stitches. Knit in garter stitch for 5 rows. Change stockinette and knit until piece measures 5 1/2 inches, ending with a wrong side row. Next row (RS) knit 2 together until end 22 stitches. Next row (WS) Purl 2 together until end 11 stitches. Next row (RS) Knit 2 together to end. (On this row, on the small size, you will knit 2 together 5x, and have 1 stitch remaining for 6 stitches total) 6 stitches also remain for large size. Cut yarn and run through remaining 6 stitches.
Next up is trying my hand at making mittens to match. I have four months until I want them to be done so I think it's manageable. ;)