Pattern: My Own
Yarn: Berroco Plush (color: Lava Lamp)
My third chemo cap for Made by Hand. Berroco Plush is super soft and not too bad to work with; however, my cast on was consistently tight and picking up dropped stitches was a nightmare because the stitches obscured themselves once dropped. I strongly recommend using life lines or something similar with this yarn.
I even wrote a pattern for this one as well. I’m finding pattern writing somewhat fun and while I’ve only done very basic patterns right now, I think I may try to start increasing the complexity as I understand more about knitting construction.
As always, if you find a correction or don’t understand something either email me at delirium(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com or leave a comment.
Basic Rolled Brim Hat
[MC] Berroco Plush; 2 skein
1 pair US 10 19″ Circular Needles
1 set US 10 Double Point Needles
Gauge: 2 st = 1″
Measurements: This hat ends up with a 22″ circumference and has a depth of 8″ with the brim rolled down.
pm = Place Marker
- With two strands of yarn held together as one, cast on 45 stitches. I strongly recommend a very stretchy cast on.
- Join making sure not to twist and place marker to designate the row.
- [k9, pm] 5 times.
- Knit until piece measures 7 inches.
- [k7, k2tog] 5 times. Repeat this for every row until you have 5 stitches left. *When the hat becomes too small for the circular needles, begin using the double-point needles.
Cut yarn leaving a 6″ tail. Thread yarn through a tapestry needle and pull yarn through last 4 stitches. Pull tight. Secure the yarn on the inside of the hat and weave in ends.
The brim is just the natural curl of the stockinette. I just rolled it a bit more to make it a little thicker.