Saturday, July 17, 2010
Good Hair Hat
I don't have much to post but I've been playing around with some bulky yarn I was given at Yarnover in April. This hat is a loose fitting hat because I have a friend who hates her hair being smashed down by the normal fit of hats. Brioche stitch (the body) is a very loose stitch but is double layer so nice and warm. It's quick to make up and I keep forgetting this lovely stitch but - it spoke to me for this project. The brim is garter stitch - another looser fitting stitch.
The hat took one ball of Lion Brand Jiffy and less than one evening's time. I will evenually write it up as a proper pattern but until then - if you want to try it out, here's the basics....
Good Hair Hat
Bulky yarn. Sample was 1 ball of Lion Brand Jiffy
Size 11 needles
Knit garter st for 8 ridges (16 rows)
Knit brioche st for 36 rows
Row 1: (k1, p1 catching the purl st and loop), repeat across
Row 2: k1, p1 across
Row 3, 5, 7: ssk across row
Row 4, 6: p across row
Run the stitches on needle thru yarn, pull tight and sew side of hat.
Brioche stitch: The stitch is one set up row and then repeat the next row for length needed.
Set up Row: * k1, bring yarn to front between needles, slip one st as if to purl, knit next st bringing yarn over right needle to the back creating a loop over the slipped st; repeat from * until last st; yarn forward between needles and slip last st.
Working row: *k1, yarn forward between needles, slip one st as if to purl, knit next st and loop over it bringing yarn over right needle to the back creating loop over slipped st; repeat from * until last st; yarn forward between needles and slip last st.
Sorry about the formatting- for some reason blogger isn't letting me put in blank rows lately so I'll put in a row with one dot just to split things up a bit and this creates some blank row and the dot row - go figure......