Saturday, December 30, 2006

Damama Hat and pattern

I've been promising my mum a hat now for some time (since she taught me to knit in fact) and finially she will get one. This came about by chance as i found 1 ball of this yarn in the bargain bin in John Lewis and purple is her favourite colour. I thought i'd give it a go in a lacy pattern mainly cos i was worried about yarn amount as it turns out there is enough left certainly for another repeat of pattern. anyway here it is and the pattern:

Damama Hat Pattern

Fits average adult head

1 ball RYC Soft Tweed in Thistle
1 16” 8mm circular needle
set of 8mm DPNs
stitch marker
tapestry needle


K: knit
P: purl
Yo: yarn over
S1: slip one
Psso: pass slipped stich over (the previously knitted stitch)
K2tog: knit 2 together
P2tog: Purl 2 together
K3tog knit 3 together.
tbl: through back of loop

Cast on 56 stitches
Cuff is worked in lacy rib as follows:

Rnd 1: k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, s1 k1 psso *k2, k2tog, yo, sl1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last stitch k1
Rnd 2: *k2tog tbl, yo, k3, yo, k2tog repeat to end
Rnd 3: k1, yo,, s1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, *k2, yo, s1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo repeat from * to last stitch k1
Rnd 4: k2, yo, k3tog, yo, *k4, yo, k3tog, yo repeat to 2nd last stitch k2

Then the main body of the hat is worked as follows:

Rnd 1: k1, *yo, k1; rep from * across to last st, k1Rnd 2: k all stitchesRnd 3: k1, *k2tog; rep from * across to last st, k1Rnd 4: k1, *yo, p2tog; rep from * across to last st, k1
Rnd 5: k1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * across to last st, k1Rnd 6: k all stitches
Rnd 7: k1, purl to last stitch, k1

Work these set of 7 rows 3 times (if you want to make a taller hat repeat a 4th time)

The decreases are all worked in Stocking Stitch, changing to dpns as the rounds becomes to narrow for circular as follows:

Rnd 1 k4, k2tog to end
Rnd 2,4, 6 and 8: k all stitches
Rnd 3: k3 k2tog to end
Rnd 5: k2, k2tog to end
Rnd 7: k1, k2 tog to end
Rnd 9 and 10: k2tog to end.

Cut yarn leaving a 8inch tail, thread onto tapestry needle and thread through remaining 5 stitches from the needles and pull tight, sew in loose ends.


Anonymous said...

I knitted up your hat, (I know it's an old post, but I found it through an archive of free patterns) and I love the lace pattern! The brim is perhaps a tad small, but I think it will stretch; I had misgivings, as it looks like a child's hat, but it works for an 18 year old womanish being.
I might suggest for someone with a larger head to add a few more stitches - I'm really small, and it barely fits me.
Also, the decreases at the top knitted up funny for me. Probably my fault, though - I don't pay enough attention while knitting, so it's a miracle the lace pattern turned out halfway decent looking.
Anyway, overall good pattern, and I bet your mom was really pleased!

Anonymous said...

Loving the hat. Just started knitting after i was told it would help stop me smoking! going to be back here to find some more ideas. Cool site!