Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Marigold Slouch (Knit Pattern)

ERRORS IN ORIGINAL PATTERN!
  • If you downloaded this pattern before 10/22/2012, please change the increase row after ribbing from (k7, kfb) to (k6, kfb). This will give you the correct number of stitches. Sorry for the error! Any downloads since 10/22/2012 have the revised pattern and need to make no changes.

  • If you downloaded this pattern before 11/03/2012, please change the instructions for “Cable 6 Front” and “Cable 4 Front” from P3/P2 to K3/K2. Any downloads since 11/03/2012 have the revised pattern and need to make no changes.
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Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn (Lion Brand Yarn - Vanna's Choice in "Mustard")
  • Size 7US (4.5mm) dpn’s
  • Size 9US (5.5mm) 16” circular needle
  • Size 9US (5.5mm) dpn’s
  • Cable Needle
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • Row Counter

Abbreviations:

  • dpn’s: double pointed needles
  • k: knit
  • p: purl
  • sts: stitches
  • kfb: knit in front and back of stitch
  • Cable 6 Back: Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in back, K3 from left-hand needle, then knit the 3 sts from cable needle
  • Cable 6 Front: Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in front, P3 from left-hand needle, then knit the 3 sts from cable needle
  • Cable 4 Back: Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in back, K2 from left-hand needle, then knit the 2 sts from cable needle
  • Cable 4 Front: Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in front, P2 from left-hand needle, then knit the 2 sts from cable needle

Gauge:

4-4.5 sts = 1” (in Stockinette Stitch)

Size:

Adult

Pattern:

Using smaller dpn’s, cast on 112 sts. (Place marker.)

Work 7 rows in 1x1 rib. (k1, p1)

Switch to circular needle and work one increase row as follows: *k6, kfb* repeat around (128 sts)

Rows 1-2: *p4, k12* repeat around
Row 3: *p4, cable 6 back, cable 6 front* repeat around
Rows 4-8: *p4, k12* repeat around

Repeat rows 3-8 six more times. (40 pattern rows)
Work rows 3-6 once more.

Shape Top:



Row 1: *(p2tog) twice, k1, k2tog, k1, (k2tog) twice, k1, k2tog, k1* repeat around (80 sts)
Row 2: *p2, k8* repeat around
Row 3: *p2, cable 4 back, cable 4 front* repeat around
Row 4: *p2, k8* repeat around
Row 5: *p2tog, (k2tog) 4 times* repeat around (40 sts)
Row 6: *p1, k4* repeat around
Row 7: *p1, (k2tog) twice* repeat around (24 sts)
Row 8: *p1, k2* repeat around
Row 9: *k2tog* repeat around (12 sts)

Finishing:

Break off yarn, leaving an 8-10” tail. Using a tapestry needle, thread end through the active stitches on the needle. Pull tight and secure on the inside (wrong side) of hat. Weave in any remaining ends. Hat should look like the picture to the right at this point.

Blocking:

Soak hat in warm water for 20-30 minutes. Stretch hat around a salad plate (or other mostly flat circular object approx 8.5” in diameter), as shown in the pictures below, and allow to dry completely. (Don’t worry if there is a slight crease once it’s dried, that will smooth out with wear.) This keeps the hat from taking on a ribbed appearance (because of the purl stitches between the cables) and will ultimately give it the slouchy shape you’re looking for.


32 comments:

  1. Reblogged this on OX KNIT and commented:
    A lovely hat pattern

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  2. After the ribbing what do you mean k6kfb. Knit 6 and knit front and back in each stitch?

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  3. *Knit 6 stitches, knit in front and in back of the next stitch*, repeat around.

    If you're not familiar with "kfb" here's a tutorial: http://www.knitpicks.com/tutorials/Knit_into_the_Front_and_Back__D113.html
    And you can also find many video tutorials on youtube if you're more visual than that tutorial.

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  4. Does the hat fit over your ears and still achieve the slouchy look? (is the rim stretchy?)

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  5. It depends on how big or small your head is really. I have a smaller head, so when I pull mine over my ears it's still a little slouchy. The rim is very stretchy. If you want to make it slouchier here's what I would do:

    Using smaller dpn’s, cast on 96 sts. (Place marker.)

    Work 7 rows in 1×1 rib. (k1, p1)

    Switch to circular needle and work one increase row as follows: *k2, kfb* repeat around (144 sts)

    Rows 1-2: *p4, k12* repeat around
    Row 3: *p4, cable 6 back, cable 6 front* repeat around
    Rows 4-8: *p4, k12* repeat around

    Repeat rows 3-8 seven more times. (46 pattern rows)
    Work rows 3-6 once more.

    And then continue with the "Shape Top" instructions.

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  6. 1 skein of the vanna's choice to make this?

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  7. Hi,
    I am having some problems with the pattern. can you help?

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  8. Sure! What problems are you having?

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  9. Hi!
    I'm just wondering regarding the overall length of the hat.
    Thank you in advance for the answer!

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  10. Here is the project gallery on Ravelry, hopefully that will help you get a better feeling for the length of the hat: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marigold-slouch/people

    You do have to be signed up for Ravelry to see the gallery, but it's a free knitting/crocheting community and has lots of great patterns. It's worth signing up for if you're not already!

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  11. Hi,
    I was just wondering, is the wool 8ply in this pattern?

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  12. Looks great. I can't wait to start this hat.

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  13. I don't understand when you join the rows. Is it knitted in the round or is it sewn together.
    grannypatcarter@aol.com

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  14. This is a lovely hat, Devin. Thank you very much!

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  15. What about a 23" or 23+ size head size?

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  16. I love this hat but know it will be too big for my head. What should I do to make it smaller? I can get away with a large child's hat in most cases but LOVE this pattern.

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  17. You just need to check your gauge and go from there -- use smaller needles to adjust your gauge if necessary. Gauge is very important, which is why I put so many memos about making sure to check gauge. I, too, have a relatively small head. My head is 21" around, I can wear both my 5 year old and 2.5 year old's hats with no problem, and this hat fits me perfectly fine when my gauge matches what is listed in the pattern.

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  18. It is knitted in thee round; not sewn together.

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  19. It is worsted weight Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn, which is 10 ply.

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  20. My head is 21" around and this hat, knit with the correct gauge, fits me fine. So I would say no adjustments are necessary if you have checked your gauge and it matches. If you need to adjust I would either go down a needle size, use DK or Aran yarn instead of Worsted, or make both adjustments.

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  21. Thank you so much for getting back so quickly. I am anxious to get started!

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  22. Hey I'm kind of new to this, but I'm at my first increase row and I just switched to circular needles. Am I supposed to switch back to dpns at some point? If so, which ones? ( the 5.5mm or 4.5) and when?

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  23. I'm a newish knitter and I don't have smaller needles on hand for the ribbed brim. Is it necessary to get them, or will it work with the regular needles?

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  24. Yes, you can switch back to dpn's towards the top of the hat once you're begun decreasing. You do this because using the circular needle gets too tight as the stitches become fewer. You can also use the magic loop method though.

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  25. It will work, but it will be loose. I suggest starting with fewer stitches (somewhere between 90 and 100), and then making sure that you add extra increases to get back up to the number of stitches you need (128) in the first row after the ribbing.

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  26. Awesome:) I finished it and it looks great! Thank you for the pattern!

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  27. Reblogged this on This Little Journey We Call Life and commented:
    I'm enjoying this pattern so much! I can't wait to see what it looks like finished! <3

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  28. Did you use the whole skein? I have a skein that is a yard shorter than the one you used

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  29. How many yards of yarn would you say you used?

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    1. It should take roughly 170-200 yards of yarn. I used slightly less, but it will depend on your tension, etc.

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