Hope everyone is doing well. We are exactly one week from Christmas and I admit that I am very behind with my knitted gifts 🙁 I have been plagued with a stomach bug for the past couple of days. It’s been a very long time since I’ve gotten any sort of stomach bug. But I am feeling better with every passing day. Even with my ailment, I can’t seem to slow down.
Yesterday, in an attempt to force myself to take a break, I managed to take a look around at my surroundings and noticed how disorganized my craft materials have gotten. As a result, I went out in search of a solution and found a three-drawer storage shelf at a local craft store that was on clearance.
I assembled the shelf as soon as I got home and this is the result:
It turned out really well…better than I had expected. This is an early birthday gift to myself (my birthday is this Friday! 🙂 )
With my life a little bit more organized, I was able to finish that hat pattern that I’d been working on for the past several days. With only one week left until Christmas, this will be the last pattern for my “Holiday Quick Knit” series. As some of you remember, this was what the hat looked like when I first started:
I ended up frogging this hat because I was not impressed with my yarn selection. The yarn didn’t work well with the stitch I was using because it didn’t produce the drape that I was looking for for a slouchy hat.
With that said I selected a different yarn type and weight and it turned out much better.
The stitch I used for this slouchy hat is the rickrack rib stitch. This version of the rickrack rib stitch is not the true version because it had to be modified for knitting in the round. Even though it is not the true rickrack rib stitch, in my opinion, it turned out pretty well.
Unstretched measurements: approx. circumference 20″ (51cm) and length of 9″ (23cm)
Here is the pattern:
1 skein of Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Weight
- 109yds (100m) per skein
- 3.5oz (100g) per skein
- US 11 (8mm)
US 10 (6mm) circular needles
US 11 (8mm) circular needles
4 US 11 (8mm) DPNs
Stockinette: 11sts x 15 rows=4″
With US 10 (6mm) circular needles, CO 54 sts. Place stitch marker and begin to knit in the round.
Rnd 1: *k3, p3; rep from * to end of round.
Repeat Rnd 1 three more times.
Rnd 4: *M1, k2, M1, k1, p3; rep from * to end of round. 72sts
Begin to knit with US 11 (8mm) circular needles for this section.
Rnd 1: *p1, k tbl of second stitch on the left-hand needle (leave stitch on needle), then k tthe first stitch, slide both stitches off needle; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: *p1, knit into the front of second stitch on left-hand needle (leave stitch on needle), then knit first stitch, slide both stitches off needle; rep from * to end of round.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until hat reaches 8″ from edge.
Here is a video on How To Knit The Rickrack Rib In The Round.
Switch to US 11 (8mm) DPNs when appropriate.
Rnd 1: *k3tog; rep from * to end of round. 24 sts
Rnd 2: *k3tog; rep from * to end of round. 8 sts.
Cut yarn leaving an 8″ (20.5cm) tail and weave yarn through remaining sts. Pull tightly to close and weave in end.
Now you have a new hat!
This pattern can be somewhat confusing. Please let me know if you need a video tutorial.
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M1 (Make 1 Stitch)=pick up strand of yarn lying between last st worked and next st and work into back of it.