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Monday, May 25, 2009

Sockhead Hat


This slouchy, comfy hat is the perfect project for that one skein of sock yarn that you just can't bear to put on your feet. It is simply constructed with a wide ribbed brim that folds up for extra warmth while the rest flops and folds over.
Craft: knitting
Skill Level: Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius
Skills: knit, purl, K2tog

Sizes: adult medium (fits approx. 20-23" head)
Finished Measurements: approx. 14” from CO to top (unfolded), 9” wide (lying flat)

Gauge: 32 sts and 46 rows = 4” in st st on 3 mm (28 sts = 4" on 2.75 mm as given on ball band)
Yarn: less than 100 g (3.5 oz.), 437 yds (400 m) fingering weight (4 ply) yarn  
Suggested Brand: 1 skein Misti Alpaca Hand Paint sock yarn shown in 07 Miriam; or 1 skein Malabrigo Sock yarn

Needles/Hooks: 3 mm 40 cm (US 2.5 16") circular, 3 mm dpns
Other Materials: 1 ring marker, tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook
Instructions:

Note: Many people like to go down a needle size for the ribbed brim, so I would recommend a 2.5 mm (US 2), but it's not necessary for this hat.

CO 144 sts (or multiple of 8) with long-tail method.
Join in the rnd being careful not to twist sts.
Pm for beg of rnd.

Rnd 1+: work K2 P2 rib for 4 inches.
Next: work in st st for 9 inches (13 inches total from CO) or to desired length.

Dec Rnds:
Change to dpns when the sts become too tight on circs.
You will be decreasing 18 sts every third rnd unless otherwise stated.

Rnd 1: *K6, K2tog*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2-3: knit (126 sts).

Rnd 4: *K5, K2tog*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.
Rnd 5-6: knit 108 sts).

Rnd 7: *K4, K2tog*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.
Rnd 8-9: knit (90 sts).

Rnd 10: *K3, K2tog*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.
Rnd 11-12: knit (72 sts).

Rnd 13:
*K2, K2tog*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.
Rnd 14-15: knit (54 sts).

Rnd 16: *K1, K2tog*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.
Rnd 17: knit (36 sts).

Rnd 18: K2tog around.
Rnd 19: knit (18 sts).

Rnd 20: K2tog around.
Rnd 21: knit (9 sts).

Cut yarn. Weave through rem sts and tie off.
Weave in ends. Enjoy!