Monday, February 19, 2007

Noro Kureyon One-Ball Wavy Gravy Hat Pattern


Is that a long enough name for a pattern? Anyway, this hat uses a little less than one ball of Noro Kureyon. I wanted to come up with a hat pattern that would use that one odd ball I always have laying around, but have the hat be long enough to cover the ears (I'm not a big fan of beanies). Plus, the pattern stitch is very stretchy... although the finished diameter of the hat is 17", it stretches comfortably around my 22" noggin (I have a verry large head).


Dimensions: 7.5" from center of crown to base of scalloped brim. 17" diameter- but can accomodate a wide range of head sizes (see above).

Yarn: 1 ball Noro Kureyon (hat shown in color #159 )

Needles: 1 16" or 20" circular in 5 mm (US#8). Set of 5 dpn in same size.

Gauge: 5 st/inch and 8 rows/inch in stockinette stitch.

Instructions:

Using long-tail CO, loosely cast on 72 sts

Join, taking care not to twist

Rnds 1&4: purl

Rnd 2: knit

Rnd 3: *(k2tog) two times, (yo,k1) four times, (k2tog) two times* rep from * to * to end of rnd

Rnds 5&6: knit

Rnd 7: as Rnd 3

Rnd 8: purl

Repeat rnds 5-8 a total of 9 times.

Knit two rnds

Decrease for crown:

Rnd 1: *k7, k2tog* rep from *to* to end of round (64 sts rem)

Rnd 2: knit

Rnd 3: *k6, k2tog* rep from *to* to end of round (56 sts rem)

Rnd 4: knit

Continue as established, decreasing 8 sts every other rnd until 8 sts rem. Draw yarn through the remaining stitches and fasten off. Block lightly.

4 comments:

Daryl said...

This is my first time reading your blog and I know that I will be back. Your hat looks lovely and snuggly. Thanks for sharing your hat pattern.

Lilleduck said...

I really love youre hat pattern. I've knitted two of them so far. One in Noro silk garden and one in some yarn from handpaintedyarn.com thanks for making it!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Thanks for this. I found you through a Google search. Exactly what I was looking for.

Kathy A. said...

I had one ball of Noro Kureyon that I found in my stash. I didn't know what to do with it, but, I wanted to use it SO bad. I Googled "What to knit with one ball of Noro Kureyon" and voila, this blog was the first on the list. So I knit it and it came out beautifully. It was an easy pattern to follow and went very quickly. It was also the first time I had ever used hand spun yarn. It came apart twice, but, I was able to fix it and continue. Thanks for putting this pattern on your blog. I have since made another hat with this pattern, not with Noro, but, extra yarn I had left over from making a scarf, so I made a hat to match.