I have three projects on needles right now. I am making a larger orange silk Norwegian Baby Cap for Méabh as she has outgrown her pink one, and a Noro sweater for myself. (ok, but I am making mine out of Boku, because I have a ton of it.) The sweater is extremely easy and it is what I carry with me for knitting during movies, while driving, reading, etc.
But today I am trying to finish Chris’ seed stitch beanie. This is the second one I have made because he lost the first one last year. He claims it was an accident and he really wanted a new one. Here is a picture I took of him just now modeling it:
Doesn’t he look excited that it is almost done?!? I have been trying it on him day after day, and always it has been too small. As you can see, today it is too big, so I just frogged 10 rows! Now to begin reducing!
I wrote the pattern myself. Here it is!:
Christophers’ Awesome Seed Stitch Beanie Hat
Worsted weight wool (Malabrigo)
1 16″ circular needle, size 7
one set of double pointeds, size 7
Gauge: (approximate) 4 or 4.5 sts. to the inch
Directions: Cast on 84 stitches on circular needles.Work 5.5″ (or as desired) in seed stitch (round 1: k1, p1 for entire round; round 2: p1, k1 for entire round). Then put a stitch marker after every 12th stitch.
Reduction rows: (switch to double pointed needles when necessary) *K2 tog. before each marker, knit one round plain* 4 times, then K2 tog before marker on every round until there are seven stitches left on the needle. (as I reduce, I adjust seed stitch. There is probably a better way to do this, I just don’t know it yet). Break off yarn, leaving a fairly long tail. Draw tail through remaining 7 st, pull firmly, and draw through to inside of hat.
Place on man.
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