Monday, October 24, 2011

AMAZING Ryanne hat!

This is Ryanne,the hat I designed for a friend by the same name.
I looked for cable knit hat patterns, tried out a few of them, and then realized that I needed to make one up that had enough stockinette stitch to show off the yarn, but a little something to break up the monotony of stockinette.

1 skein Lion Brand Amazing (53% Wool, 47% Acrylic; 147 yards/50grams) #201 Ruby
1 16" circular needle, size US 8 (5.0 mm) AND 5 Double Point needles, size US 8 (5.0 mm)
Cable needle or stitch holder (or just use one of the 5 dpns)
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers (at least 8)

Gauge: 20 sts to 4 ins in Stockinette

Finished Size: 19 inch circumference-to fit head circumference up to 24 ins.

Pattern Stitch: adapted for knitting in the round from Lace Diamond and Cable Waves (The Stitch Collection, Book 4, Cables)

The Pattern: (panel of 12)
Round 1 and all odd numbered rounds: Knit.
Round 2: {k2tog, yo}3 times, K6.
Round 4: K1, {k2tog, yo}twice, K1,CB3, K3.
Round 6: K2, k2tog,yo,K1,CB3, K4.
Round 8: K4, CB3, K1,yo,ssk,K2.
Round 10: K3, CB3, K1, {yo,ssk} twice, K1
Round 12: K6, {yo, ssk}3 times
Round 14: K3, CF3, K1, {yo, ssk} twice, K1
Round 16: K4, CF3, k1, yo, ssk, K2
Round 18: K2, k2tog, yo, K1, CF3, K4
Round 20: K1, {k2tog,yo}twice, K1, CF3, K3

CB3: slip 1 st to cable needle, hold to the back, Knit 2 sts, then K1 from cable needle
CF3: slip 2 sts to cable needle, hold to front, Knit 1 st, then K2 from cable needle

Main Hat:
With circular needle, CO 96 sts. PM. Join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. *K2, P2; repeat around for 10 rounds (approx 1.5 inches)
Next round: *K12, PM: repeat around (8 sections)
Now begin the pattern, alternating one section of stockinette with one section of pattern stitches (this is why you needed so many stitch markers!)
Work Rounds 1-20 once, then Rounds 1-11 once
Crown Shaping:
Continuing the pattern (for Rounds 12-17) as indicated, begin decreasing stockinette stitches on even numbered rounds by beginning and ending those sections with K2tog.
At Round 18, the pattern sections adjust as follows:
Round 18 Pattern Sections: K2tog twice, yo, k1, CF3, K2, K2tog
Stockinette section: K2tog,K4,K2tog
Round 19: Knit
Round 20 Pattern Sections: {K2tog, yo}twice,k1, CF3, K2tog
Stockinette section: K2tog,K2,K2tog
Round 1: Knit
Round 2 Pattern Sections: {K2tog,yo}twice, CB3, K2tog
Stockinette section: {K2tog}twice

Round 3: K2tog around
Round 4: {K1, K2tog}3 times, K1
Break yarn, leaving a 12 inch tail. Thread tail through remaining 7 stitches, close up top of hat by weaving in tail. Sew in all heads, and gift to someone who needs to keep their head warm!


justjenn said...

Love, love, love it. And the colors show up awesome. I may have to make this for myself...

procrastaknitter said...

get on it! If you look at my Ravelry page I started this 10 days ago-I promise it doesn't take that long! I started and restarted four other hats before realizing I couldn't find one that I liked enough to gift, so I had to make my own pattern up to fit the yarn.

Diane said...

Great hat pattern - I have some yarn that this would be perfect for. Thanks for sharing!

Jenni said...

Love! So perfect for me at Christmas or a belated birthday gift, hint hint!

Melanie said...

Heya! I knitted this hat and the holes didn't come out as pronounced as yours did, and the cable is less noticeable. Do you have any suggestions as to why this may be? (This is just the second hat I ever knit, and actually my third thing knit ever so I don't really know what I'm doing any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!)

procrastaknitter said...

I am never quite sure of how this can happen, but it may be due to a difference in yarn, or a difference in knitting gauge. I honestly rarely check my gauge, but I know that I knit more on the loose side than the tight side. Maybe switch yarns and give the pattern another shot? I am honored that you chose this hat as your third project-you will always remember the first dozen!
Good luck, and keep knitting :-)

elena said...

I am uncertain what to do on the crown shaping part. Do I continue the pattern for rounds 12-17 as indicated or do I start decreasing on even numbered rounds, or do begin the decreases on round 18. This section is not quite clear to me. Please help.
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Ellen said...

I am having the same problem as Elena. I originally have 12 stitches in each pattern section. When I decrease row 12, 14, etc by doing the decrease at the beginning and end of each pattern section. It leaves me with 10, 8 and 6 stitches. When I get to Row 18 there isn't enough stitches. Please e-mail me at

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