Friday, February 04, 2005

Instructions for the Spiral Rib Hat

I had a couple of requests for the pattern. It's made of of several other patterns so I'll just rehash it here. If you would prefer to look at the original patterns that inspired me check here and here. You can also buy a similar Anne Norling pattern at your favorite LYS.

Cast on 8 stitches over 2 circs or 3 dpn.
row 1) knit into the front and back of each stitch, 16 stitches (join)
row 2) knit even
row 3) *inc1 k1 inc1 k1*, 24 stitches
row 4) and even rows, knit even
row 5) *inc1 k2* around, 32 stitches
row 7) and odd rows, increase 8 times evenly around

Continue like this until the circumference of the circle approximately matches the baby's head. In this case, for a young baby, 15-16.5"
Start Ribbing
row 1-3) k3 p3 k3 p3
rows 4-6) p1 *k3 p3 * k3 p3
rows 7-9) p2 *k3 p3* k3 p1
rows 10-12) p3 *k3 p3* k3
rows 13-15) k1 *p3 k3* p3 k2
and continue on like this until the hat is approx 2" longer than the distance (measured with a tape measure) from the top of the baby's head to the bottom of the ears.
Bind off LOOSELY (like on needles 2 sizes bigger), in pattern. voila.

1 comment:

Kate said...

That pattern was great! I'm new to knitting and am always on the lookout for sites to help me. I wanted to pass along a website I found that has a bunch of very basic how to videos that give tips on knitting. I'm not sure if you're interested in how to knit videos, but I found these useful when I was just starting out.