17.12.06

Helping Hats

A few people have asked, and I'm on vacation* and finally have a bit of extra head space and energy, so the pattern for my Operation Knit hats follow. They're a very quick knit, working up in an afternoon or evening.

Please let me know if you spot any errors and do let me know if you make one.

Thanks -- and enjoy!

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Materials

5.5 mm / US 9 circular needle (40 cm)

1 ball of Patons Shetland Chunky

1 stitch marker

Sizes

Fits 24" head snugly. Easy to adjust.

Gauge

Approximately 12 sts to 4"

Cables

The cables in this hat are easy to work without a cable needle.

T2R:
K into front of second knit stitch and leave stitch on left needle. K first stitch and slip both onto right needle.

T2L: K into back of second knit stich (from back) and leave stitch on left needle. K into back of first stitch and slip both onto right needle.

If you feel more comfortable using a cable needle, try this:

T2R = C2B: Sl 1 st to cable needle (cn), hold in back. K1, K1 from cn.


T2L = C2F: Sl 1 st to cn, hold in front. K1, K1 from cn.

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BLUE
Operation Knit a

CO 68 sts

Join yarn, being careful not to twist, and place marker.

Work K2, P2 ribbing for 10 rows.

Round 1: (T2R, P2)* repeat to end.

Rounds 2, 3, 4: (K2, P2)* repeat to end.

Repeat these 4 rows 8 more times.

Next round: (T2R, P2)* repeat to end.


Decrease:

Row 1: (K2, P2tog)* repeat to end. 51 sts.

Rows 2, 3, 4: (K2, P1)* repeat to end

Row 5: (K2tog, P1)* repeat to end. 34 sts.

Rows 6, 7: (K1, P1)* repeat to end.

Row 8: (K2tog)* repeat to end. 17 sts.

Row 9: (K2tog)* repeat to end, K1. 9 sts.

Thread yarn through remaining stitches. Tighten to close. Weave in ends.

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GREY
Operation Knit b

CO 68 sts

Join yarn, being careful not to twist, and place marker.

Work K2, P2 ribbing for 10 rows.

Round 1: (T2R, P2)* repeat to end.

Rounds 2, 3, 4: (K2, P2)* repeat to end.

Round 5: (T2R, P2)* repeat to end.

Rounds 6 - 11: (K2, P2)* repeat to end.

Repeat rows 2-11 twice.

Work Rounds 1-4 once.

Next round: (T2R, P2)* repeat to end.


Decrease:

Row 1: (K2, P2tog)* repeat to end. 51 sts.

Rows 2, 3, 4: (K2, P1)* repeat to end

Row 5: (K2tog, P1)* repeat to end. 34 sts.

Rows 6, 7: (K1, P1)* repeat to end.

Row 8: (K2tog)* repeat to end. 17 sts.

Row 9: (K2tog)* repeat to end, K1. 9 sts.

Thread yarn through remaining stitches. Tighten to close. Weave in ends.

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CRANBERRY
Operation Knit c

CO 69 sts

Join yarn, being careful not to twist, and place marker.

Work K2, P1 ribbing for 10 rows.

Round 1: (T2R, P1)* repeat to end.

Rounds 2, 3, 4: (K2, P1)* repeat to end.

Round 5: (T2L, P1)* repeat to end.

Rounds 6 - 11: (K2, P1)* repeat to end.

Repeat rounds 1-5 once.

Next round: Remove stitch marker. P1. Place marker. (K1, P2)* repeat to end.

Work K1, P2 ribbing for 19 rows.


Decrease:

Row 1: (K1, P2tog)* repeat to end. 44 sts.

Rows 2-6: (K1, P1)* repeat to end

Row 7: (K2tog)* repeat to end. 22 sts.

Row 8: Knit round.

Row 9: (K2tog)* repeat to end. 11 sts.

Thread yarn through remaining stitches. Tighten to close. Weave in ends.

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* WOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!

11 comments:

Julie said...

You are a star! I have some grey yarn just waiting to be a hat for hubby. Hip hip hooray for vacation time!

KnitterBunny said...

Those look great. I may just have to try one.

Krista said...

purdy!

kelli ann said...

thanks for posting the pattern J-- you aren a dear! happy vacation, happy christmas, talk to you when we get back home...

AllyB said...

Thank you for posting your hat pattern. It was a nice quick knit and the cabling was fun to learn.

Ronja said...
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Ronja said...

Thank you very much for posting the pattern! I'll try Cranberry, not for me but for Finnish Cemotherapy Hats campaign.

canknitian said...

Ronja - Enjoy the pattern and good luck with your charity project!

Bambi Turner said...

I'm confused on your pattern for the cranberry one. It seems to me by looking at the photo that the cables and space between then are equal but the pattern has 3 rounds between each cable and 5 rounds between the repeat which would make the middle part bigger than the cables above and below. Maybe I'm just reading it wrong but the picture and pattern don't seem to match.
Thanks for your help

Bambi Turner said...

After zooming in it does look like the are 5 rounds there after all. I will continue to follow the pattern and see how it turns out. Thanks again and sorry to question your pattern...lack of sleep probably lol

Erica said...

I followed the pattern for Cranberry and got a different hat. Not sure what I did wrong. I only have two repeats of the pattern with a large swatch of ribbing in between the two. Any Ideas? BTW, it looks great this way, too.