Sunday, 19 November 2017

Knitting Knotes - Vienna Christmas Market Hat

I'm off to Vienna Christmas Market next week with a group of lovely ladies. My cousin, who is one of the ladies, jokingly asked me to make her hat to wear. I found a ball of cream Stylecraft Aran in my stash, bought a cream pompom key chain for a £1 at my local garden centre and here it is.



I made it up as I went - so here are the instructions.

Abbreviations

C2FP - Put 2 sts on cable needle, hold at front, purl 2, knit 2 from cable needle.
C2BP - Put 2 sts on cable needle, hold at back, knit 2, purl 2 from cable needle.
C2F - Put 2 sts on cable needle, hold at front, knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle.

Using 4.5 mm (circular or dpns) cast on 92 stitches and knit 26 rows 2x2 rib.
Row 27 - increase to 126 stitches.

Change to 5mm (dpns or circular)

Set up row - Knit 5, Purl 8, Knit 5 - repeat to end.

Row 1 - Knit 3 C2FP, Purl 4, C2BP, Knit 3 - repeat to end.
Row 2 as set (knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts).
Row 3 - Knit 3, Purl 2, C2FP, C2BP, Purl 2, Knit 3 - repeat to end.
Row 4 as set.
Row 5 - Knit 3, Purl 4, C2F, Purl 4, Knit 3 - repeat to end.
Row 6 - as set.
Row 7 - Knit 3, Purl 2, C2BP, C2FP, Purl 2, Knit 3 - repeat to end.
Row 8 - as set.
Row 9 - Knit 3, C2BP, Purl 2, C2FP, Purl 2, Knit 3 - repeat to end.
Row 10 as set.

Work rows 1 to 10 three times, then work and complete row 7, begin decrease on row 8.

Decrease for crown - keeping pattern going (I think this is what I did but I didn't make notes).

Row 8 - Knit 3 - Purl 2 tog - Purl 1 - Knit 2 - Purl 2 - Knit 2 - Purl 1 - Purl 2 tog - Knit 3
Row 9 - work as above but only moving 1 purl st to back or front.
Row 10 - decreases are each end of the Knit 6 panel - so the panel becomes Knit 4.
Row 1 - Work pattern where possible.
Row 2 - decreases are each end of the Knit 4 panel - so this panel becomes Knit 2.
Row 3 - Work pattern where possible.
Row 4 - Decreases are Knit 2 tog in the Knit 2 panel.
Row 5 - Work pattern where possible.
Row 6 -  Decrease in the Knit 4 cable bit by Knit 2 tog. Knit 2 tog.

Not sure about this bit -

Row 7 - Purl 3 tog, Knit 2 from the cable pattern.
Row 8 - Knit 2 tog all round.

Cut yarn and thread through stitches - attach pompom.

I have linked this post to the winter link party Thistlebear.

Here is the hat in Vienna.



8 comments:

  1. Your hat is lovely. It looks so warm and squishy. That’s a great picture of the hat in Vienna.

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  2. Hi Daffodil, thank you for joining in with my link party. This hat is lovely and I'm sure your cousin found it warm and cozy for the Christmas market. Thanks for sharing your design. :)

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  3. A very pretty hat, lovely shade of cream. Cathy x

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  4. Your hat looks so cosy! I love the pompom :) I'm sure your cousin must love it

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