Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tilting Ladder Hat

Tilting Ladder Hat

Okay, so I made a hat like this for myself nearly a year ago, but, like a genius, I didn't write down the pattern. Then I didn't have any chunky yarn. Finally, however, I bought some and recreated the hat, as I think it's a really fun to knit, fast, and interesting pattern that's a nice weight for fall (with the holes and all). So let's get to it!

Yarn: Bernat Alpaca (70% Acrylic, 30% Alpaca; 120 yards [110 meters]/100 grams); #93310 Plum - 1 skein 

Needles: one 16" circular needle in size #10, one set of double-pointed needles (dpns), also in size #10, cable needle (cn) or dpn for cabling
The finishing

Notions: tapestry needle

Gauge: 15 stitches = 4 inches

Using circular needle, cast on 78 stitches, place marker, and join in round. Work 6 rows in a ribbing, which goes like so:

Ribbing row: * (k1, p1) five times, k1, p2 *

Once your six ribbing rows are complete, it's time to move to the Tilting Ladder pattern, which comes from page 210 of Barbara G. Walker's A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. It also goes as follows (after being adapted for the round, of course):

Row 1: * k5, p1, k5, p2 *

Row 2: * k5, p1, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, p2 *

Rows 3 & 5: * k4, p2, k5, p2 *

Row 4: * k4, p2, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, p2 *

Row 6: * slide two stitches to cn and hold in back, k2, k2 from cn, p2, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, p2 *

Rows 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12: repeat rows 3, 4, 5, and 6, then rows 3 & 4 again

Row 13: repeat row 1

Row 14: * (ssk, yo) twice, k1, p1, k5, p2 *

Rows 15 & 17: * k5, p2, k4, p2 *

Row 16: (ssk, yo) twice, k1, p2, k4, p2 *

Row 18: (ssk, yo) twice, k1, p2, slide two stitches to cn and hold in back, k2, k2 from cn, p2 *

Rows 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24: repeat rows 15, 16, 17, and 18, then rows 15 & 16 again

Knit rows 1 - 24 once, and then knit row 1 one final time. Now let's begin the decreases!

Decrease row 1: * k2tog, k3, p1, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, p2 *

Decrease row 2: * k2tog, k2, p1, k5, p2 *

Decrease row 3: * k2tog, k1, p1, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, p2 *

Now it's time to switch to your dpns!

Decrease row 4: * k2tog, p1, k5, p2 *

Decrease row 5: * p2tog, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, p2 *

Decrease row 6: * p1, k5, p2tog *

Decrease row 7: with yarn in back, slip first stitch in row to the end of your last dpn. Then * k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, p2tog *

Decrease row 8: * ssk, k3, p1 *

Decrease row 9: * ssk, yo, k2tog, p1 *

Decrease row 10: * ssk, k1, p1 *

Decrease row 11: * ssk, p1 *

Decrease row 12: * ssk *

Clip yarn, thread on tapestry needle, and pass through remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight, knot, and bring tail to inside of hat. Tuck in ends. And you're done!!!




4 comments:

  1. Unusual and ultra stylish hat.
    I like
    saber on ravelry.l

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  2. I've been knitting for a while and I tend to get stuck on the same thing for a little bit, it was hand warmers but now I am happily stuck on making your hats. Thank you so much for your generosity, they're beautiful and the patterns are well written.

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying my hat patterns. I get kind of obsessive about my decrease design. :) Anyway, let me know if you ever have any questions. I'm always happy to help!

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