Sunday, October 03, 2010

Three hats for Veterans


In the town I live, there is a group of ladies who organized Brookline Keeps Smiling and I decided to join in to help out a little. I knitted these hats with my leftover yarns in Aran and worsted weight and using a free pattern from Drops Design.

The original hat is designed for their super bulky yarn with 7 stitches per 4” gauge and I made adjustment for the yarns I used. I used 5.5 mm and 7 mm needles for all versions.

Beige version: Aran weight smooth wool with Aran weight mohair yarns, about 150 yards each.

Pattern: Cast on 68 stitches with both yarns held together and with 5.5 mm needles. Purl one row. The edge stitches are done with garter stitches throughout. Knit with one-by-one ribbing for 10 rows. Switch to Brioche stitches and with 7 mm needles and knit for 36 rows. On row 37 reduce 11 columns evenly, and on row 41 reduce 7 columns evenly. On row 45, k3tog, 10 stitches remain. Pull stitches together and sew the side seam.

Purple/Grey version: Tahki Donegal Tweed in purple and Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted in grey.

Pattern: Cast on 68 stitches with both yarns held together and with 5.5 mm needles. Purl one row. The edge stitches are done with garter stitches throughout. Knit with one-by-one ribbing for 6 rows. Switch to Brioche stitches and follow the same instructions as above.

Red/Black version: Tahki Donegal Tweeds in red and black. I had considerably less red yarns and had to make this hat smaller than the previous two.

Pattern: Cast on 68 stitches with both yarns held together and with 5.5 mm needles. Purl one row. The edge stitches are done with garter stitches throughout. Knit with one-by-one ribbing for 6 rows. Switch to Brioche stitches and with 7 mm needles and knit for 32 rows. On row 33 reduce 11 columns evenly, and on row 39 reduce 11 columns evenly. On row 43, do k3tog. Pull the remaining stitches together and sew the side seam.








My DDs modeled them for me. Thanks girls!

2 comments:

  1. Oh my--your daughters are all grown up and beautiful!
    Great hats!

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  2. Yes, they've grown so much since I started going to Knitsmith. They will be out of our home sooner than I want. May

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