Wednesday, January 21, 2009

top down hats

Top down UMBILICAL cord hat.

Tension: 16 sts to 10cm.

The hats pictured were made holding one DK (8ply) yarn with a rainbow variegated mohair yarn (approx DK or worsted weight).

DPNS or Circs: 5.5mm

kfb: Knit front and back into one stitch to increase, or use your preferred increase.

Umbilical cord:

Cast on 4 stitches (with both yarns held together)
Do an Icord for up to 10cm.

K1, KFB, K1, KFB (6)
K1, KFB, K1, K1, KFB, K1 (8)

Carefully put these 8 stitches on three DPNS. You will now start working in the round.

kfb into each stitch (16)
Knit 2 rows
Kfb into each stitch (32)
Knit 2 rows
*K1, kfb* (48)

BABY SIZE This would be a decent circumference for a baby so you can continue on these stitches until length from where you started working in the round is 8cm. Do a 2x2 rib for several rows and cast off loosely.


Knit 2 rows
*K2, kFB* (64)
Knit straight until 12cm then rib.
Weave in ends.

If you are going to attach a bell to the top of the umbilical cord make sure that it is sewn on properly using the cast on tail.

For a non umbilical cord hat.
Cast on 8 stitches, move onto three DPNs and follow the pattern from that stitch count.

1 comment:

knc said...

Really cute hat! The I-cord would look cute tied in a knot. Can't wait to try it.