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Monday, December 10, 2018

Slalom Hat

A Free Knitting Pattern


My Last Pattern of 2018. What a great year it's been. I plan on getting an end of the year post together that will highlight all the patterns added this year to the blog. There will also be a giveaway attached to that post through my Facebook page so keep an eye out for it!

I have been working on this pattern; The Slalom Hat for awhile; August to be exact. This is the project that I would take with me to the school pick-up line and work on while I waited. I think I also remade it a few times. First I used a bulkier yarn, and with circular needles, then I tried it again with this yarn and circular needles and I still was not happy. I finally decided to go with working it flat and then seaming it. The numbers just wouldn't any other way.

There is always a big debate on using circular needles or straight or double points. I personally love using the circular needles, but I know there are others out there that are just as passionate about their straight needles. If that is you, then this pattern is for you.

I love the classic lines created in this hat, I even had first named this hat the Classy Hat, but when I was all done, I couldn't help by be reminded of little skiers running a slalom course down my hat.

Also this yarn, Baby Alpaca by Lion brand is so wonderfully soft and comfortable. It comes in at a great price of $5.00. That's a pretty great deal. A whole hat for $5.00, that is made out of 100% wool.  I will warn you, you will feel like you are playing yarn chicken with the skein, but I made it twice and had enough to finish the hat.

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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: Lion Brand LB Collection Baby Alpaca 3 light, 100% baby alpaca, 50g/ 1.75oz, 146 yrds/ 133m,  color tan, 1 skein

Needles: 6/ 4.25mm

Notions: yarn needle for weaving in your ends

Gauge: 24 sts x 30 rows = 4 inches Size: 19 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. 
Notes: This pattern is worked flat and then seamed together at the end, so you can use straight needles for the whole pattern.

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 Julia.diligence@gmail.com.



Cast on 110 sts with straight needles leaving an extra long tail.

Row 1: (K2, P3) repeat for all 110 sts, turn
Row 2: (K3, P2) repeat for all 110 sts, turn
Rows 3-10: repeat rows 1 and 2
Row 11 and all odd numbers until stated: p all 110 sts, turn
Row 12: K5, RT, (k 9, RT) Repeat (to) 8 x, k 4 (110 sts), turn
Row 14: K4, RT, (k9, RT) repeat (to) 8x, k5, (110 sts), turn
Row 16: K3, RT, LT, (K7, RT, LT) repeat (to) 8x, k6 (110 sts), turn
Row 18: K3, LT, RT, (K7, LT, RT) repeat (to) 8x, k6 (110 sts), turn
Row 20: K4, LT, (k9, LT) Repeat (to) 8x, k5, (110), turn
Row 22: K5, LT, (k9, LT) Repeat (to) 8x, k 4 (110), turn
Row 24: (K9, LT) Repeat (to) 8x, k11 (110), turn
Row 26: K10, LT, (K9, LT), Repeat (to) 7x, k10 (110), turn
Row 28: K9, RT, LT, (K7, RT, LT) repeat (to) 7x, k9 (110 sts), turn
Row 30: K9, LT, RT, (K7, LT, RT) repeat (to) 7x, k9 (110 sts), turn
Row 32: K10, RT, (K9, RT), Repeat (to) 7x, k10 (110), turn
Row 34: (K9, RT) Repeat (to) 8x, k11 (110), turn

Rows 35- 58 repeat rows 11- 34

Crown Decrease

Row 1 and all odd number rows: p all sts, turn
Row 2: K4, k2tog, (k 9, k2tog) repeat (to) 8 x, k4 (110sts), turn
Row 4: K4, k2tog, (k 8, k2tog) repeat (to) 8 x, k4, (100 sts), turn
Row 6: K3, k2tog, (k7, k2tog) repeat (to) 8 x, k4, (90 sts), turn
Row 8: K3, k2tog tbl, (k6, k2tog tbl) repeat (to) 8 x, k3, (80 sts), turn
Row 10: K3, k2tog tbl, (k5, k2tog tbl) repeat (to) 8x, k2, (70 sts), turn
Row 12: K3, k2tog tbl, (K4, k2tog tbl) repeat (to) 8 x, k1 (60 sts), turn
Row 14: K3, K2tog tbl, (k3, k2tog tbl) repeat (to) 8 x, (50sts), turn
Row 16: (K2tog) Repeat 20 x, (20 sts), turn
Row 18: (k2tog) repeat 10 times, turn
Row 19: p10

Cast off by clipping a long tail and sewing it through the stitches left on the needles with a yarn needle. Pull all the stitches tight and secure your end.

Seam the hat up with the long tail from your cast on using the mattress stitch.

Weave in your ends.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Wellsley Hat

A Free Knitting Pattern



It's August! that means fall is just around the corner. I have already seen an increase in page views this past week so I know that you are getting ready for fall too. The kids will be starting back to school soon and we will all have a little bit more time to sit down and stitch something new. 


I have 2 new knit patterns to share. I asked around my social media what pattern they would want to see first and the vote was for the hat first. You can find the cowl pattern here!!!!!


For this hat and cowl set I have used Lion brand Heartland yarn. This yarn is so soft. Another great thing is that one skein makes both the hat and the cowl. 


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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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Pattern

Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn. Model used Lion brand Yarn: Heartland color Sequoia 100% acrylic 142 g/ 230m 4 medium
Needles: 9/ 5.5mm
Notions: yarn needle for sewing up the hat brim
Gauge: 16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
Size: 19 inch circumference (stretches to fit adult head)
Stitches used: k, p, RT, LT, k2tog, 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.
Notes: The k2 at the front and back of each row is the ribbing of the hat rim.

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 Julia.diligence@gmail.com.


Edited 08/13/2018: Rows 90, 92 and 94 were missing their ribbing stitches, I have added those stitches in. 


Edited 10/10/ 2018: Starting on the crown there are too many starting stitches, so I am revising the row count. 





Hat Rim
Cast on 18 sts.
Row 1 and every odd number row: k2, p14, k2
Row 2: K2, LT, k4, RT, k4, RT, k2 Row 4: K2, k, LT, k2, RT, LT, k2, RT, k, k2 Row 6: K2, k2, LT, RT, k2, LT, RT, k2, K2 Row 8: K2, k3, RT, k4, LT, k3, k2 Row 10: K2, k2, RT, LT, k2, RT, LT, k2, K2 Row 12: K2, k, RT, k2, LT, RT, k2, LT, k, k2 Row 14: K2, RT, k4, RT, k4, LT, k2
Repeat Rows 1 through 14 6 times

Row 85: repeat row 1

Row 86: K2, LT, k4, RT, k4, RT, k2 Row 88: K2, k, LT, k2, RT, LT, k2, RT, k, k2 Row 90: k2, k2, LT, RT, k2, LT, RT, k2, k2 Row 92: k2, k3, RT, k4, LT, k3, k2 Row 94: k2, k2, RT, LT, k2, RT, LT, k2, k2 Row 96: k2, k, RT, k2, LT, RT, k2, LT, k, k2 Row 98: k2, RT, k10, LT, k2 Row 100: k2, K2togB, k10, K2tog, k2 Row 102: k2, K2togB, k8, K2tog, k2 Row 104: k2, K2togB, k6, K2tog, k2 Row 106: k2, K2togB, k4, K2tog, k2 Row 108: k2, K2togB, k2, K2tog, k2 Row 110: k2, K2togB, K2tog, k2 
Row 111- 113: k6 
Bind off.

Pick up 95 stitches along the side of the hat rim just completed. starting at row 98 before the decreases.

Skip the 3 stitches evenly during the picking up of stitches.

Working in the round

PM, k the next 9 rounds slide the marker when you complete the round
After 9 rounds you should have 7 inches add more rounds if needed.

Crown of Hat


Row 1: {k7, k2togb, k, k2tog, k7} repeat 4 times

Row 2 and every even number: k Row 3: {k6, k2togb, k, k2tog, k6} Repeat 4 times Row 5: {k5, k2togb, k, k2tog, k5} Repeat 4 times Row 7: {k4, k2togb, k, k2tog, k4} Repeat 4 times Row 9: {k3, k2togb, k, k2tog, k3} Repeat 4 times Row 11:{k2, k2togb, k, k2tog, k2} Repeat 4 times Row 13: {k, k2togb, k, k2tog, k} Repeat 4 times Row 15: {k2togb, k, k2tog,} Repeat 4 times Row 17: {k2tog} repeat 6 times, k (8 stitches left) Row 18: k
Bind off with a long tail.

Sew up the brim so the triangle overlaps and add the button.


Weave in your ends  


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