Friday, December 27, 2013

Moorish Lattice Hat

Moorish Lattice Hat

Okay, I made a very similar version of this exact hat last year, for someone's Christmas gift. And when I discovered that it had been loved to the point of falling apart, I figured it was time to make a new one, and this time write the pattern down. I hope you enjoy it as much as the recipient!

Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande (100% Baby Alpaca; 110 yards (100 grams); #701 Ink Melange – one skein
The back!

Needles: One 16" circular needle in size US 10.5, one set of double-pointed needles (dpns), also in size US 10.5

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker

Gauge: 12 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Using circular needle, cast on 72 stitches loosely, place marker, and join in round. Next, work 1.5" in a k1, p1 ribbing. Once the ribbing is done, we'll get down to business. And the pattern we'll be using is Moorish Lattice from page 232 of Barbara G. Walker's A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns, which I've adapted for the round. So let's get started!

First, we'll knit three set-up rows, which go as follows:

Set-up rows 1 - 3: * p3, k3; rep from *

And then we'll move on to the main pattern, which goes as follows:

Row 1: * p3, sl2-k1-p2sso * (see modified instructions below for every subsequent repeat of this row)

Row 2: * p3, k1 *

Row 3: * p3, (k1, yo, k1) in next stitch *

Rows 4 - 6: * p3, k3; rep from *

Row 7: * p3tog, k1, (k1, yo, k1) in next stitch, k1 *

Rows 8 - 10: * k2, p3, k1 *

Knit rows 1 - 10 twice and then knit rows 1-4 again, replacing the instructions for row 1 with the following each subsequent time you come to it: remove marker, slip two stitches, and replace marker; then, * p3, sl2-k1-p2sso *. And once you've knit all that, it's time to begin the decreases, which go as follows:

Decrease Row 1: * p2tog, p1, k3 *

Row 2: * p2tog, k3 *

You're going to want to switch to your dpns right about now...

Row 3: * p1, sl2-k1-p2sso *

Rows 4 & 5: * p2tog *

Clip tail, and thread through final 6 stitches. Pull tight, thread to inside of hat, and knot. Tuck in ends.




15 comments:

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    1. Thanks! I think it's a nice hat... especially in this yarn!

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  2. I've gotten thru the knitting rows 1-10 twice, but not sure how many times to do rows 1-4 before decreasing. Amy

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  3. Hi; can I ask about the needle size? Is that US size 10.5?

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  4. No worries; love the pattern! Thank you for posting. Would it be difficult to amend to fit children's size? I am knitting for a charity drive and would love to add this hat. Thank you again!

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    1. Hi again!

      Unfortunately, due to the yarn gauge and number of rows that the stitch pattern requires, this would be a difficult pattern to adapt for a smaller size using the same gauge of yarn. However, if you simply reduced the ribbing by 1/2" and made the hat with a yarn that gives you 14 stitches = 4 inches instead of the 12 stitches = 4 inches that I use, I think you'd basically have a child-sized hat! :)

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  5. Thank you again! Going to try that...

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  6. Love the pattern and I really appreciate you providing pdfs. It is so helpful! Thanks

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    1. Glad you like the hat! And I love all of the PrintFriendly pdf business too - Internet printing can be so frustrating otherwise!!!! Glad you enjoy that functionality as well. :)

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  7. Hi! Could you clarify for me if the modified first row (remove marker, slip two stitches, replace marker, then p3, sl2-k1-p2sso) should be used for the second time I do row 1 (after my first completion of rows 1 through 10)? Or do I repeat rows 1 through 10 twice before I use the modified row 1? Thank you!

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    1. Hi there!

      You only knit the first version of row 1 once (the first time), and then knit the modified version each time after. Hope that helps! :)

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    2. Thank you so much! That's the clarification I needed. Much appreciated.

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