What a charming title, right? I must have been feeling really unimaginative when I came up with that one, sheesh.
Anyway, it's another hat pattern, and though it is pictured in purple and white (I used lupine and natural Bartlettyarn), it looks fantastic in more manly colors too, and it's a pretty quick knit for the holiday season.
•Bartlettyarn or Christopher Sheep Farm yarn: 1 skein each Color A (main color) and Color B (contrast color)
•size 7 16-inch circular needle
•size 7 double pointed needles
•a tapestry needle
Gauge: 4 1/2 sts and 5 rows equals 1 inch in Fair Isle pattern; 4 3/4 sts and 7 rows equals 1 inch in plain stockinette
Size: Adult Medium
Hem: With Color A and circular needle, cast on 96 sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker to mark end of round. Work in stockinette stitch for 24 rounds. Form Picot Edge: (yo, k2tog) around. Working in stockinette, join Color B and complete Trim chart 1; work 1 round plain in Color A; work Snowflake chart 2; work 1 round plain in Color A; work Trim chart 3. Break off Color B. Work even in Color A until 6 inches or fesired height above Picot Edge.
Decrease for top: Work as follows, switching to double pointed needles when necessary.
Round 1: *k 2, k2tog* around.
Rounds 2 - 7: Knit around.
Round 8: *k 1, k2tog* around.
Rounds 9 - 12: Knit around.
Round 13: *k 1, k2tog*around.
Round 14 - 16: Knit around.
Round 17: *k 1, k2tog*around.
Round 18: Knit around.
Round 19: *k2tog* around.
Break yarn, pull end through all remaining stitches and pull to tighten the top together. Weave in all ends on the inside. Sew hem to inside of hat. Attach pom pom or tassel if desired.
Glossary and Abbreviations:
K = knit
st(s) = stitch(es)
Download 2-Color Hat.pdf (206.3K)