Monday, October 22, 2018

Diamond Dimensions Hat and Ear Warmer

A Free and Paid Knitting Pattern

I have two new knitting patterns for you today. I wanted to make a similar hat to my Wellsley Hat, but without the extra seaming. This time the texture pattern is a little bit different and the band is kitchener stitched together for a seamless finish. Below I will have the free pattern for the ear warmer and there will be a chance to buy the hat pattern through my Ravelry Store. 

While I was working on this pattern I thought it would pair really well with my Diamond Dimensions Neck Warmer, so that is why you might recognize the name. They would be the perfect set to gift together.

This time I used Patons Canadiana Yarn for the ear warmer and hat. This is some of my favorite yarn, I have never been unhappy with it. I wore this hat the other day, and I forgot the hat was even on. This yarn is just so comfortable and soft.

**Can I just say one quick thing about the Wellsley Hat? It's been up on the blog for 2 months and it is already my top 7th pattern on the blog out of almost 7 years of designs. Thanks for all of your love on this pattern.** 

Where can I get this Pattern?

This is a free knitting pattern found right here on Designs by Diligence. Just keep scrolling down to read the pattern. If you would like to purchase an ads free, printer friendly PDF you can through my Ravelry Pattern Store for $3.00.
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Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn. Model used Patons Canadiana 100% acrylic, 100 g / 3.5 oz, 187 m / 205 yds. (Hat uses 100 yds.).

Needles: 7/ 4.5mm

Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in your ends

Gauge: 16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches Size: 21 inch circumference (stretches to fit an adult head. My head is 23 and it is perfect)

Stitches used: k (Knit), p (purl), RT (Right Twist), LT (Left Twist), k2tog (knit 2 together), k2togb (knit 2 together though the back loop), PM (place marker)
Special Stitches:

  • Right Twist (RT): Knit 2 together keeping both stitches on the left needle, knit into the first stitch, then pull both stitches onto the right needle, stitch complete. 
  • Left Twist (LT): Knit through the back loop of the 2nd st, keep the stitch on the left needle, knit in the first stitch, then pull both stitches onto the right needle, stitch complete. 

Copyright Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact

Using a provisional Cast On, cast on 20 loops

Row 1 and every odd row:
 K4, p12, k4
Row 2: K8, RT, LT, k8
Row 4: K7, RT, k2, LT, k7 
Row 6: K6, (RT) x 2, (LT) x 2, k6 
Row 8: K5, (RT) x 2, k2, (LT) x 2, k5 
Row 10: K4, (RT) x 2, k4, (LT) x 2, k4 
Row 12: K4, (LT) x 2, k4, (RT) x 2, k4 
Row 14: K5, (LT) x 2, k2, (RT) x 2, k5 
Row 16: K6, (LT) x 2, (RT) x 2, k6 
Row 18: K7, LT, k2, RT, k7 
Row 20: K8, LT, RT, k8 

Rows 21-140 or until your desired circumference: Repeat rows 1-20

At the end of row 140, take out the provisional cast on and put your loops back on the needle as to do the Kitchener stitch

Kitchener stitch the two ends together. 

Finish off. Weave in your ends. 

If You would like to continue making the hat you can purchase it here through my Ravelry store. 

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  1. Could you show how to do the right and the left twist stitches. I did not understand how you do it.

  2. Go to You Tube and search right twist Stitch knitting and then left twist Stitch knitting. I find tutorials on You Tube for whatever Stitch I need to learn.

  3. Julia Schwartz, thank you for the free pattern. I look forward to making it. Not to mention increasing my knitting knowledge. I'm still a nearby in knitting but, the more patterns I complete means I'm that much closer to know g how to create my own! Thanks��

  4. I'm confused, where is the hat pattern?

  5. Thank you for the free pattern , I'm looking for trying this very soon !!

  6. Works up wonderfully. Took me a few frogs to get it down. Beautiful design/pattern. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us.

  7. Jana - I think that when the headband is finished you pick up stitches on the side of the band and then you knit the jersey or stockinette stitch the length of the hat that you want. To close, maybe knit 1 then knit 2 together to end of row OR maybe knit 2 together to end of row. Depends what look you want.