Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chroma Slouchy Hat


Have you tried KnitPicks Chroma yarn?

I ordered this yarn because I liked the colors, but oh my!! the softness. I have read that some people don't like it because it has some shubs and thin areas, but in this patterns, that only adds to the character of the hat.

Chroma Worsted Weight in Midwinter
   Amount: 1 skein: 198 yards/100 gram ball
   Content: 70% Wool, 30% Nylon
   Knitting Gauge: 4 stitches = 1" on #9 needles

   Stitch marker

 stitches = 1" on #9 needles

With smaller needle, CO 100 stitches. Place marker and join, being careful not to twist.
Work K2, P2 rib for 2 inches.

Change to larger needles and knit one round.
Next Round: *Knit 10, M1, repeat around.
Next round: Knit

Begin pattern:
P 5 rounds
K 4 rounds.  Repeat six times.

Next round: K
Next round: K2, K2tog, repeat to end.
K 2 rounds.
P 5 rounds.

Next round: K1, K2tog, repeat around
Next round: K
Repeat these last two rows until you have 6 stitches left, changing to DPN when needles.
Cut yarn, leaving 6 inch tail. Pull yarn through remaining stitches and weave in end.

Wear it!!
US7 and US9 circular 16-inch; one set US9 DPN or size needed to obtain gauge

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