Sunday, May 7, 2017

Erin Honeycomb Hat


   










If you like playing with color combinations, you need to try this honeycomb pattern in a hat. Woolike yarn comes is several colors along with neutral colors such as gray, white and black. This uses two shades of gray to offset the pink and maroon. I want to try this in a purple and lavender, orange and brown, and shades of blue. I used four different colors for the honeycomb, but you can use only one up to several colors. It also uses a banded brim for extra warm, but if you prefer, you can use a rib of 1x1 or 2x2 as well. I would love to see your combinations.

MATERIALS
1 skein each Loops and Threads Woolike (85% Acrylic; 15% Nylon, 620m/678yds) in:
A – Demin blue
B – Light gray
C – Pale pink
D – Dark gray
E - Maroon

Size US 2.5 (3.0 mm) Circular Needles
Size US 2.5 (3.0 mm) Double Pointed Needles
Yarn needle
Stitch markers
Approximate 20” waste yarn

Gauge: 32 stitches in pattern to 4” (approximately one pattern per inch); 24 rows to 2"
Size: Fits most medium (22-23”) to large (23-25”) sized heads since pattern is very stretchy. To make a smaller size, reduce the number of cast on stitches by numbers divisible by 8.

Pattern Stitch:
Round 1: With A, knit.
Round 2: With A, purl.
Round 3-8: With B, slip 1, * k6, slip 2; repeat from * across to last st, slip 1.
Round 9: With A, knit.
Round 10: With A, purl.
Round 11-16: With C, K3, *slip 2, k6*, repeat from * across to last 3 sts, k3.
Round 17: With A, knit.
Round 18: With A, purl.
Round 19-24: With D, slip 1, * k6, slip 2; repeat from * across to last st, slip 1.
Repeat Rows 1-32 for Honeycomb Pattern.
Round 25: With A, knit.
Round 26: With A, purl.
Round 27-32: With E, K3, *slip 2, k6*, repeat from * across to last 3 sts, k3.
Round 9: With A, knit.
Round 10: With A, purl.
 
Hat Pattern:
Cast on 128 sts. Place marker and join.
Work in stockinette (knit every round) for 1½”.
Next round (fold line): K2tog, yo.
Next rnds: Knit in stockinette (knit every round) for 1½”.  

Increase round: K 8; m1*. Repeat to end of round (144 stitches)

Begin pattern: Work rounds 1 through 32 unless you reach the desired length. For this hat, the patterned part of the hat is 8 inches.

Crown:
Switch to double pointed needles when appropriate.
Round 1: P1, k1. Repeat these 2 stitches to end of round.
Round 2: K2tog to end of round.
Continue Round 2 until you have a few stitches left.

Break yarn. Thread yarn thread and draw through the remaining stitches.  Weave in ends.




Sewing up the brim. 
Using a needle and some waste yarn or thread, fold the brim on the fold line and baste the two sides of the brim together. Change the thread to Color A. Using a loose whip stitch, sew the cast on edge to the last row of the brim.

Weave in ends and enjoy!

9 comments:

  1. has there been errata to this pattern please if so please email rhalford@live.com love your work cheers.

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  2. There is no errata. What are you have trouble with?

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  3. When you have finished 8" of pattern there is no instructions for decrease rounds in yarn A. Only finishing rounds. Could you let me know please

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  4. Ugh. You are right. I added the statement "Continue Round 2 until you have a few stitches left." I hope that helps.

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    1. Actually it looks like you've done some decrease rounds first is knit 8 knit 2 tog one round then knit 7 knit2 together for next round until you are left with so many stitches then your last bit of pattern as instructions. Please clarify. Thanks mandy

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  5. Although you can decrease by 8, then 7, etc., for this pattern, I wanted a sudden decrease to the end. That's why it goes to k2tog round and round. This method makes the top a little 'fluffier' at the top.

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  6. I can't wait to try this. I just moved and all my circular needles can't be located, so I'll be getting some new ones. I have a group that our colors are blue, purple and green, so I thought what a great combo for this hat.

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