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KNIT: Recycled Silk Hat Experiment Free Pattern

August 24, 2009

Well, I’m sorry for the delay in getting this posted to everyone. I went on a vacation to Maine and NJ. I didn’t bring the ol laptop and I always forget how tough it is to do anything on someone else’s computer:)



So, here’s the pattern, some pictures and a quick video.
Also, don’t forget to wear big ol earrings with it.

OK, so here is the pattern..FINALLY!!! It’s easy peasy!
Materials: 1 Low Cost Kit which can be obtained here:Click Here!

A note about the kit… ” You’re going to get not only our premium recycled silk yarn but you’re also going to get some other great supplies to send you well on your way to making this easy peasy hat!

So, aside from our Premium Recycled Silk Yarn you’ll receive a needle for finishing too

An easy project!

Cast on 60 sts (If you have a smaller head CO 56)
Row 1: K2, P2, K2 across line, ending with P2.
Row 2 -- 6: Repeat Row 1.
Row 7: Knit across
Row 8: Purl across
Repeat these 2 rows (which is stockinette stitch) until hat is 8.75 or so (your preference) from start, ending with a purl row.

Then on the next knit row K2tog, K continue this pattern until the end of the row

Then purl across

Now when you get into the realm of having around 3rd “round” of decreasing there is a little “fudging” that’s going to happen but because the hat is slouchy you can’t tell. I don’t know if I wasn’t paying attention (which is a very good possibility) So don’t curse me and don’t fret!!! OK so on your knit rows, k2tog then knit 1 at the end of the row you might end up with 3 stitches (I did), just knit those. Just continue decreasing for a few more rows purling straight across the purl rows until you have 10 sts left

Take a big needle and pull the thread through the 10 stitches. Pull the thread so you close the top. Handsew the sides together, using the thread from top to bottom. Make sure you take your time!

I know I sometimes (very stupidly) rush the sewing and it looks like..well.. $%#$. You get a big ol clump of yarn..not pretty…so be sure to catch each stitch and finish it up nicely:)

Now throw on some big earrings and enjoy your creation!!!

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  1. Susie H says:

    For those of us who have u yarn already, but want ensure have enuf, – does it take just 1 regular skein, or is more required?
    For those of us with larger & smaller heads, what size is u head? That way we can figure the gauge & how many st to add/subtract in CO.
    Thanks for the patt – looks darling!
    Susie in Phoenix

  2. Holly says:

    i made a hat like this with a chunky mohai blend and it turned out so well. my friends are beggging me to make more.. thanks nicole!

  3. janet says:

    I made this hat over the weekend out of a funky “bumpy” yarn and it is so cool…not sure if i’ll ever wear it (i look like a total dork) but will definitely do as gifts…

  4. Holly says:

    What thickness is the yarn?

  5. Jodi says:

    I have made this hat several times. Different yarns. But, it always turns out great. Another thing I do, which has worked for me, is I start out with size 6 needles, for the ribbing, to make it snug on the head, then, I knit into the back and front of every stitch for one row, and knit it onto size 10s or 11s, to give it a more dramatic “pouf”. I have also done garter stitch, which gives a different texture. It’s still the best pattern I have found, and I thank you for it.

  6. Karen says:

    Why not use circular needles? I never use straight needles when making hats; it makes so much more sense to me to use circular needles so you don’t have to sew a seam. Just wondering why you would choose straight needles instead of circular.

  7. Helen says:

    I hate to show my stupidity, but what exactly is recycled silk? Is it cut up shirts rolled into skeins?

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