Rickrack Rib Slouchy Hat

Hello everyone!

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:

shelf

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:

slouchy hat

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.

Rick Rack Slouchy Hat

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.

Rick Rack Slouchy Hat Back

Unstretched measurements: approx. circumference 20″ (51cm) and length of 9″ (23cm)

Here is the pattern:

Materials

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
Yarn needle
Stitch marker

Gauge

Stockinette: 11sts x 15 rows=4″

Pattern

With US 10 (6mm) circular needles, CO 54 sts. Place stitch marker and begin to knit in the round.

Edging

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

Main Body

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.

Decreases:

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!

Rick Rack Slouchy Hat 2

This pattern can be somewhat confusing. Please let me know if you need a video tutorial.

Happy knitting!

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Knitting Abbreviations

M1 (Make 1 Stitch)=pick up strand of yarn lying between last st worked and next st and work into back of it.

Pumpkinhead Slouchy Hat

Hi knitters!

Even though the official start of the fall season has just begun, I admit that I’ve been in the fall spirit since August. For a couple of weeks now I’ve been designing a pumpkin hat pattern in lieu of other knitting designs that are still in the works. I wanted to this hat to be simple to knit and yet festive and fun. This is what I came up with:

knitted pumpkin hat

As you can see, this hat has a striking resemblance to my Simple Ribbed Hat. This is because I used the Simple Ribbed Hat pattern as a foundation and modified it.

Simple Ribbed Hat with Pom Pom

Also, you may have noticed that I have called this pattern Pumpkinhead Slouchy Hat. Yes, I know that there is a horror movie called Pumpkinhead and it is a prison slang term as well. I chose this name well before I even knew that it is a slang term (I did know about the movie). Oh well, I’m not going to change it. I like it.

knitted pumpkin hat top

This hat will fit most. I would say that it is medium to large. Circumference of the rim is 20″ (approx. 51cm) unstretched.

Here is the pattern:

Materials

1 skein of Red Heart Soft (color: Tangerine) [CLR 1]
1 skein of Red Heart Soft (color: Dark Leaf) [CLR 2]
US 8 (5mm) and US 10 (6mm) circular needles
US 8 (5mm) DPNs
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

Gauge

US 8 (5mm): Stockinette
17 sts and 23 rows=4″

Pattern

With size US 8 (5mm) circular needles, CO 110 sts using [CLR 1]. Place stitch marker and begin to knit the following:

Rnd 1-5: (K1, P1) repeat to end of round.

Body

Change to size US 10 circular needles.

Rnd 1-5: *P3, K7; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 6: *P3, K1, M1, K5, M1, K1; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 7-9: *P3, K9; rep from * to end of round. (132 sts)
Rnd 10: *P3, K1, M1, K7, M1, K1; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 11-30: *P3, K11; rep from * to end of round. (154 sts)

Cap Shaping

Rnd 31: *P3, ssk, K7, K2tog; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 32: *P3, K9; rep from * to end of round. (132 sts)
Rnd 33: *P3, ssk, K5, K2tog; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 34: *P3, K7; rep from * to end of round. (110 sts)
Rnd 35: *P3, ssk, K3, K2tog; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 36: *P3, K5; rep from * to end of round. (88 sts)
Rnd 37: *P3, ssk, K1, K2tog; rep from * to end of round. (66 sts)
Rnd 38: *P3, K3tog; rep from * to end of round. (44 sts)

Pumpkin Stem

pumpkinhead hat top

Change to US 8 (5mm) DPNs and begin using [CLR 2].

Rnd 1-2: Knit.
Rnd 3: *ssk, K9; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 4: *ssk, K8; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 5: *ssk, K7; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 6: *ssk, K6; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 7: *ssk, K5; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 8: *ssk, K4; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 9: *ssk, K3; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 10: *ssk, K2; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 11: *ssk, K1; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 12: *ssk; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 13-15: Knit.

Cut yarn leaving an 8″ (20.5cm) tail and weave yarn through remaining sts. Pull tightly to close and weave in end.

knitted leaves

Pumpkin Leaves (make 2)

With [CLR 2] CO 3 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *M1, K1; rep from * to last st, K1. (6 sts)
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: *M1, K1; rep from * to last st, K1. (12 sts)
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: K2, M1; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2. (17 sts)
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: Purl.
Row 11: BO 3 knit-wise, K13. (14 sts)
Row 12: BO 3 purl-wise, P10. (11 sts)
Row 13: Knit.
Row 14: Purl.
Row 15: M1, K10, M1, K1. (13 sts)
Row 16: Purl.
Row 17: BO 4 knit-wise, K8. (9 sts)
Row 18: BO 4 purl-wise, P4. (5 sts)
Row 19: ssk, K1, k2tog. (3 sts)
Row 20: Purl.
Row 21: SK2P.

Cut yarn leaving an 8″ (20.5cm) tail and weave yarn through remaining st. Pull tightly and weave in end.

Pumpkin Vines

Feel free to cast on any desired number of stitches for this part of the project. The instructions below are what I used for the hat shown above.

For the longer vine, I cast on 30 sts using US 8 (5mm) needle. Then BO knit-wise using US 10 (6mm) needle.

For the shorter vine, cast on 25 sts and repeat directions above.

Finally, attach all pieces to the hat and weave in all loose ends! Hope you enjoy this pattern and don’t forget to like us on Facebook.

Happy knitting!

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Simple Ribbed Hat With Pom Pom

Hey knitters!

I’ve been working on this project and I thought I should share it with you all. It has been very cold around here lately which made me realize that I don’t have a hat to where! So I’ve been working on a hat for the past couple of days and this is what I’ve come up with:

Those of you who follow this blog are probably thinking, “This hat looks familiar.” If so, then you are right! Several months ago I knitted this same exact hat for my friend Meagan but without the pom pom. This hat is simple and takes very little time to knit. The best part is that it’s reversible!

 

Here is the pattern. Check it out!

To make a pom pom, I used this tutorial by Bernat:


In this tutorial, the instructor is using her hand. I find that instead of using your hand you can use a piece of thick card board or something of that nature. Or you can use a cup similar to this one like I did:

This provides more stability and uniformity.

Also, I have a couple of projects on Ravelry. Please check it out and if you have knitted some of my patterns, feel free to upload it on Ravelry. I would LOVE to see them! 😀

Happy knitting!

 

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Simple Baby Beanie Pattern

Hey knitters!

I’ve just finished my first knitted baby project. This beanie is designed for a newborn. So if you want to knit it for an older child feel free to adjust as needed. It’s a very simple beanie done with ribbed and stockinette stitches.

This is what it looks like finished…

I knitted a flower for my hat for that added flair. This is optional. Some other recommendations would be stripes or maybe you could add a pom pom.

For the middle part of the flower I simply made a big knot with my yarn. To make a knitted flower I used Susan B. Anderson’s technique.

This is what my flower looks like when put together…

And the final product…..drum roll please……

Tada!

Materials
1 skein of medium weight yarn 50g (I recommend something very soft for a baby)
4 size 6 (4mm) DPN
Yarn needle

Gauge
6 sts=1 inch

Pattern
Cast on 66 sts. Divide sts evenly on three needles (22 sts per needle)

Ribbing
Rd 1-6: *K1, P1; rep from * to end of round.

Body
Knit until beanie reaches approximately 4″ (10.2cm) from cast on edge.

Cap Shaping
Rd 1: *K2tog; rep from * to end of round. (33 sts)
Rd 2: knit.
Rd 3: *K2tog; rep from * to last st, K1. (17 sts)
Rd 4: knit.
Rd 5: *K2tog; rep from * to last st, K1. (9 sts)
Rd 6: knit.
Rd 7: *K2tog; rep from * to last st, K1. (5 sts)

Cut yarn leaving an 8″ (20.5cm) tail and weave yarn through remaining sts. Pull tightly to close and weave in end.


Optional: attach flower.


See that wasn’t difficult and it’s quick too!


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