Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Goddaughter Hat

So named because the first one I made was for my Goddaughter who almost always has her hair in piggy tails! This one is for a friend's daughter who is also a big piggy tail fan. Now of course we have no girls here, so here it is on teddy...

And to prove my pattern contention that it is one size fits most, here it is on Rohan....

And here it is on me....

It is knit in the round with piggy tail holes built in! See..

Here is the pattern if you are interested.

Sizing: One size will fit most

Gauge: 22st/10cm


1 50g balls 8ply yarn

4mm 40cm circular needle

4mm DPNS

1 stitch marker

Darning needle


Using the circular needle, CO on 96 stitches. (long tail cast on will give a nice stretchy edge but suit yourself)

Join in the round, place marker and knit 6 rounds of 2x2 rib.

Next 18 rounds: knit

You are now going to work the front portion of the hat to make one side of the piggy tail holes, working back and forth.

Row 1: K1, SSK, K42, K2Tog, K1, turn

Row 2: P46, turn

Row 3: K1, SSK, K40, K2Tog, K1, turn

Row 4: P44, turn

Row 5: K1, SSK, K38, K2Tog, K1, turn

Row 6: P42, turn

Row 7: K1, Kfab, K38, Kfab, K1, turn

Row 8: P44, turn

Row 9: K1, Kfab, K40, Kfab, K1, turn

Row 10: P46, turn

Row 11: K1, Kfab, K42, Kfab, K1,

Cut yarn and rejoin to back section. Repeat Rows 1 – 11 on back.

Continue knitting past the marker rejoining the two halves into one round.

Begin the decreases for the crown (at some point you will need to change from the circular to the DPNs):

Rnd 1: *K14, K2Tog, repeat from * to the end of the round

Even rows: K to end of round

Rnd 3: *K13, K2Tog, repeat from * to the end of the round

Rnd 5: *K12, K2Tog, repeat from * to the end of the round

Rnd 7: *K11, K2Tog, repeat from * to the end of the round

Rnd 9: *K10, K2Tog, repeat from * to the end of the round

Continue in this manner until 6 stitches remain. Knit 3 rounds, thread tail through remaining stitches and pull tight. Weave in ends.

If you want a less pointy hat omit the even rows at the crown.

This pattern is provided free for your own personal use. You may knit it for yourself, as a gift, a swap or for charity. This pattern is not intended for commercial use. Any intended commercial use requires permission in writing.


Tracy said...

ooo very cute!! Will have to make this for my daughters. They will love it. thankyou for publishing the pattern :)

Misha said...

Love the pigtail holes!