Saturday, December 4, 2010

Renegade Camo Hat...

Well along with Kate's hat in the pink camo, I also have green and blue camo yarn from the same company. My intention is to make a hat  for each of my brother's children. Today's entry into the camo game is Renegade. It is the actual name of the yarn and it fits the recipient to a tee. Nic is my brother's middle child and walks to the beat of his own drum - what a fantastic tune it is. Nic is smart, kind, curious, energetic and I wouldn't want him any other way. I love him to bits. It's still okay for me to say that as Nic is 9, his older brother is now getting to the age (12) of not wanting his old aunts hugs or to be told he's loved to bits. That's understandable, but I have informed him, however; that he'll just have to live with it.

Well, one more hat to go for this group.

Pattern Info:
1-skein acrylic worsted weight yarn of choice. The yarn I used is no longer made. Sorry!
1 set - US 5 dpns

Cast on 84 stitches across 4 needles. (21,21,21,21)
Connect to knit in the round.

Brim: 2x1 ribbing (k2,p1) for 1.5-2 inches or less if you feel you'll freak out before that point.
Body: Knit every round for 5-6 inches or until it is the size required to fit the recipient's head minus 1 inch.
Now - Purl all stitches for 1-2 inches until you have a total from the edge of the brim of 6-7 inches or fit required.
Time to decrease: Follow this per needle - k1, k2tog, purl to the last three stitches, k2tog, k1 - repeat on needles 2-4.
Next row: purl all stitches
Next row: Same as the first decrease row, except - find the middle two stitches of the purled section and purl them together - this is a p2tog. Finish row as before. Repeat on needles 2-4.
Next Row: Purl all stitches.
Next row: K2tog across all needles.
Next row: knit all stitches
Thread a piece of tapestry yarn and scoop up all the stitches on all four needles in the direction that you have been working. Draw them tight together. Thread the needle down to the inside of the hat - turn hat inside out and weave thread around center set of stitches twice. Clip yarn.
Weave starting thread into the brim - clip yarn.
Viola' - one basic hat.

Peace and joy to you all....
The Green Girl.

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