- Fill in the blanks: measure and calculate!
- LENGTH OF 20 STITCHES: __________.
- Measure 20 stitches (4 sets of 3 x 2 rib) on your swatch.
- LENGTH AROUND HEAD: __________.
- Measure the intended wearer's head along the 'brimline.'
- NUMBER OF 20 STITCH REPEATS:__________.
- Divide the length around head by the length of 20 stitches.
- NUMBER OF STITCHES TO CAST ON: __________.
- Multiply ANSWER #3 by 20.
- Start knitting.
- Cast on the number of stitches in ANSWER #4 above.
- Start the top, using the same yarn and needles you used for the swatch,
- Alternatively, you can start with a couple stitches and increase until you
have the correct number of stitches on your needles.
- Knit the crown with a single-layer fabric, making it as long as you wish.
- Judy suggests using a 3 x 2 rib in single-layer for the crown. Great idea!
- If you don't know how long it should be,
keep knitting until it's the length of your hand.
- If you run out of yarn, join another color and call the stripe a design feature.
- Start the 2-color double-knitted ribbing.
- See How To page.
- Remember, the number of stitches DOUBLES by the end of Ribbing Row 1.
- Knit the ribbing for as long as you wish.
- I've experimented with using many different colors, changing the pairs of
colors every 4 or 8 rows and the result is fantastic.
- Once you've learned the technique, PLAY!
- If you are chicken, only try different colors on the last 4 or 8 rows.
- Cast off.
- Judy'll K2tog; I'll graft; and you'll do whatever feels right to your fingers.
- Sew up the side seam.
- If you intend to 'turn up' the brim, remember to put
the raw edges on the outside at the brim-end of the seam, switching to the
inside further up
(so the ugly bit wont show when you turn fold up the brim.)
- Sew up the top.
- If you cast on all the stitches for the first row, you can sew that row
'straight across,' sew the corners together and add a pom-pom.
- Judy says anybody who can knit the swatch can figure out how to knit a
hat without paying attention to my instructions. (Paraphrasing all mine.)
- When you're finished, let me know!
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