Thursday, February 2, 2017

Arrowhead Hat

Arrowhead Hat
Arrowhead Hat
Pictured in Adult Large (that's why Hedwig's in
her big hair today)

The story behind this hat is simple: I have a friend who struggles to find a hat big enough for her hair, and I happen to know an independent knitwear accessory designer who loves to make people stuff they can't seem to find in stores (hint: it's me!). So, basically, the Arrowhead Hat is designed with plenty of slouch and two different sizes to accommodate as much or as little hair as you'd like to put inside of it.

Sizes: Adult Small (Adult Large) 

Yarn: Sommer Merino 125 (100% Superwash Wool; 136 yards [125 meters]/50 grams); #167 - 2 skeins (both sizes)

Arrowhead Hat
A better look
at the back.
Needles: One 16" circular needle in size US 5, one 16" circular needle in size US 6, and one set of double pointed needles (dpns) in size US 6

Notions: Tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker

Gauge: 22 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette on size US 6 needles

And that makes it hat time! Using your size US 5 needle, then, cast on 112 (128) stitches loosely, place marker, and join in round. Then we'll work some ribbing, as follows:

Ribbing Row: * k1, p1; rep from *

Knit this ribbing row until piece measures roughly 2.5" in length, and then transfer work to your size US 6 circular needle. Then we'll begin our main pattern, which is a combination of Arrowhead Lace and Little Arrowhead Lace from page 193 of Barbara G. Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, and goes as follows:

Row 1: knit


Row 2: * k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo *

Row 3: knit

Row 4: * k2, yo, ssk, yo, slip 2 together knitwise-k1-pass 2 slipped stitches over (sl2-k1-p2sso), yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, k1 *

Knit rows 1 - 4 until piece measures roughly 7" (9") and you've just finished row 1 of the pattern. Then we'll begin the decrease as follows:

Decrease Row 1: * k1, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo * (98 stitches (112 stitches))

Decrease Row 2: knit

If you're making the small size, you're going to want to switch to your dpns about now...

Decrease Row 3: * k1, ssk, yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, k1 * (84 stitches (96 stitches))

Decrease Row 4: knit

If you're making the large size, you're going to want to switch to your dpns about now...

Decrease Row 5: * k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo * (70 stitches (80 stitches))

Decrease Row 6: knit

Decrease Row 7: * k1, sl2-k1-p2sso, k2, yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, k1 * (56 stitches (64 stitches))

Decrease Row 8: knit

Decrease Row 9: * sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo * (42 stitches (48 stitches)

Decrease Row 10: * k2, sl2-k1-p2sso, k1 * (26 stitches (30 stitches))

Decrease Row 11: * k1, sl2-k1-p2sso * (12 stitches (14 stitches))

Decrease Row 12: * k2tog * (6 stitches (7 stitches))

Knit decrease rows 1 - 12, clip yarn tail, and thread tapestry needle through final 6 (7) stitches. Thread to inside of hat, pull tight, and knot. Tuck in ends.

Arrowhead Hat
Arrowhead Hat
Arrowhead Hat
Arrowhead Hat
Arrowhead Hat
Arrowhead Hat

18 comments:

  1. Love it! Very pretty pattern. Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. Glad you like it! :) I love this pretty purple.

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  2. Beautiful...and purple-the color of royalty-so it's fit for a queen! Thank you for always sharing your talent. How I love to wake up to an email from you with another pattern!

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    1. You are very kind! :) I'm glad you like the pattern, and the color - I thought the purple was very pretty too!!!

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  3. I need this hat when I come to visit! Please?

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    1. Oh man, I could give you almost any other one... or make you one if you want! But I thought you didn't wear hats?

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  4. I do in the winter - the ones you made. They're the only ones that look good on me.

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  5. Just finished this one and it turned out great, one of my favourite hats now! Thanks for posting this pattern :)

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    1. Yay, so glad you're happy with your hat!!! :)

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  6. Im new to knitting. When I finish row 2, my work suddenly has 109 stitches. What am I doing wrong?

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    1. I think the most likely option is that you're missing a few yarn overs... It's easy to do when you're just getting started! I recommend placing stitch markers between each pattern repeat (so every 16 stitches) so it's easy to find where things go wrong! :)

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    2. Thank you! I am determined to finish this for my mother. She loves this hat pattern.

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    3. Wonderful, good luck, and let me know if you have any other questions!!! :)

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  7. I love this pattern but I can't get it right. On line 4 I get 17 sts per repeat but line 3 is 16

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    1. Row 4 should be 16 stitches too! I've broken it down below. :)

      Row 4: * k2, yo, ssk, yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, k2tog (<----first half, 8 stitches)

      yo, k3, yo, sl2-k1-p2sso, yo, k1 * (<----- second half, 8 stitches)

      I'm not sure what's going wrong in your count, but let me know if you have any other questions!!!

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  8. Who knows how I keep counting wrong. Thanks for your reply I will keep on trying

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    1. It happens! It might help to place stitch markers between each pattern repeat, also, to help keep track! :)

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