March 3, 2015

Tiny Dude Hat.

So.  Tiny has a new hat!  And I have a new free hat pattern to offer you guys!

See for awhile there I thought we had lost the Red Fish, Blue Fish hat that he had been wearing.  Yes it's a hand-me-down from his brother but well... so is everything he owns.  I was pretty devastated it went missing - have you guys ever lost a favored handknit?  HEARTBREAKING.  Luckily we found it (under his sister's bed.  I don't even know) but in the meantime he got a new one.  There are some perks to having a knitter for a mother:

Tiny Dude Hat

For the design of his new hat I started with the Dude's Slouchy Green Hat.  We receive compliments on it all the time and his brother basically lives in the thing:

Tiny Dude Hat

So I wanted something that complimented and riffed on that.  Similar but not the same.  A brother hat.

Tiny Dude Hat

So I kept the 3 row stripes.  I also kept the long, lazy, cable.  But I used it in a different way - repeating it across the body of the hat for a more preppy look.
Tiny Dude Hat

 I also made this hat fitted.  He's a more serious kid and therefore needed a more serious hat.

Tiny Dude Hat
I love how it came out!  And the two of them are adorable frolicking in the snow in their almost but not quite matching hats:

Brothers hats

 I wrote up the pattern for you to enjoy.  Yay for Brother Hats!

Tiny Dude Hat Pattern

Finished Size:  8" wide by 6-3/4" tall or fitting a 12-18 month old

Worsted weight wool for Main Color (MC).  I used Patons Classic Merino in Black
Worsted weight wool for Contrast Color (CC).  I used Patons Classic Merino in Bright Red
Size 7 (or size needed to obtain gauge) double pointed needles
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch marker (I usually have the end of round break at the end of Needle 4 and keep track of it that way but if you are using circulars you will need a stitch marker to mark the end of round.)

Gauge:  10 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches.

MC - Main Color
CC - Contrast Color
K - Knit
P - Purl
K2tog - Knit two stitches together, decreasing 1.
K1fb - Knit in the front and the back of the stitch, increasing 1.
PM - Place Marker
SM - Slip Marker
C5B - Cable 5 Back - Slip 5 stitches onto a cable needle, hold to the back of the work, knit 5, knit the 5 from the cable needle.
C4B - Cable 4 Back - Slip 4 stitches onto a cable needle, hold to the back of the work, knit 4, knit the 4 from the cable needle.
C3B - Cable 3 Back - Slip 3 stitches onto a cable needle, hold to the back of the work, knit 3, knit the 3 from the cable needle.

Using Main Color (MC), size 7 double pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge), and the long tail cast on method, loosely cast on 80 stitches dividing stitches evenly onto 4 double pointed needles.  Slip as to purl the first stitch from needle 1 onto needle 4 and slip the last stitch from needle 4 over the slipped stitch and onto needle one being careful not to twist stitches to form a smooth join.

In MC: [P2, K2]  Repeat around.
Repeat Ribbing round for 1” or 7 rounds.

Set Up Round:
In MC:  [P1, K3, K1fb, K1fb, K3, P1, k6] Repeat around.

Main Pattern:
Round 1:  In MC:  [P1, K10, P1, K6]  Repeat Around..
Round 2:  In MC:  [P1, Cable 5 back, P1, K6]  Repeat around.
Round 3:  In MC:  [P1, K10, P1, K6]  Repeat Around.
Rounds 4-6:  In CC:  [P1, K10, P1, K6]  Repeat Around.
Rounds 7-9:  In MC:  [P1, K10, P1, K6]  Repeat Around.
Rounds 10-12:  In CC:  [P1, K10, P1, K6]  Repeat Around.

Repeat Main Pattern Rows 1-12 one more time, 2 times total.  Knit rounds 1-6 one more time.

At this point you should have ended on a CC round, and have 5 CC stripes and 3 cable crosses.

Decrease Rounds:
Round 1:  In MC:  [P1, K4, K2tog, K4, P1, K6] Repeat Around.
Round 2:  In MC:  [P1, K9, P1, K6]  Repeat Around.
Round 3:  In MC:  [P1, K4, K2tog, K3, P1, K6]  Repeat Around.
Round 4:  In CC:  [P1, K8, P1, K6]  Repeat Around.
Round 5:  In CC:  [P1, K3, K2tog, K3, P1, K6]  Repeat Around.
Round 6:  In CC:  [P1, K7, P1, K6]  Repeat Around.
Round 7:  In MC:  [P1, K3, K2tog, k2, P1, K6]  Repeat Around.
Round 8:  In MC:  [P1, Cable 3 Back, P1, K6]  Repeat Around.
Round 9:  In MC:  [P1, K4, K2tog]  Repeat Around.
Round 10:  In CC:  [P1, K5]  Repeat Around.
Round 11:  In CC:  [P1, K3, K2tog] Repeat Around.
Round 12:  In CC:  [P1, K2, K2tog]  Repeat Around.
Round 13:  In MC:  [P1, K1, K2tog]  Repeat Around
Round 14:  In MC:  [P1, K2tog] Repeat Around.
Round 15:  In MC:  [K2tog] Repeat Around.

Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches, draw together and tuck in end. Tuck in the rest of the ends.

Here's the link to the Ravelry Page for the Tiny Dude Hat and link to the Dude's Slouchy Green Hat in case you want to make a matching set!
Tiny Dude Hat
He is absolutely about to throw that at his brother.
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