Thursday, January 25, 2007

Lace Slant Hat

I have fallen in love with di.ve Teseo yarn. It is beautiful, so nice to work with and very affordable - at least compared with other high quality yarns. I decided to make a different version of the Seafoam Hat with a slanty twist, so here it is.


Note: The colors are a little more accurate in the above picture.


Materials:
1 skein di.ve Teseo Color #25565
US size 8 needles

Terms:
yo: yarn over
ssk: slip two stitches one at a time knitwise, place both back on the left needle and knit them together.
k2tog: knit two stitches together
tbl: through back of loop

Close-up of pattern:


Pattern:

Cast on 77 stitches.

Row 1: p2, (k1 tbl, yo, ssk, p2) 15 times
Row 2: (k2, p3) 15 times, k2
Row 3: p3 (k1 tbl, yo, ssk, p2) 14 times, k1 tbl, yo, ssk, p1
Row 4: k1, p3 (k2, p3) 14 times, k3
Row 5: k2, p2, (k1 tbl, yo, ssk, p2) 14 times, k1 tbl, yo, ssk
Row 6: p3, (k2, p3) 14 times, k2, p2
Row 7: (k1 tbl, yo, ssk, p2) 15 times, k2
Row 8: p2, (k2, p3) 15 times
Row 9: p1, (k1 tbl, yo, ssk, p2) 15 times, k1
Row 10: p1, (k2, p3) 15 times, k1

Repeat rows 1-10 three more times, then Row 1 again.

Decrease rows:
Row 1 (wrong side): (k2tog, p3) 15 times, k2tog (61 stitches)
Row 2: k1, p1, (k1 tbl, yo, ssk, p1) 14 times k1, yo, ssk
Row 3: (p3, k1) 15 times, k1
Row 4: k2, p1 (k1, ssk, p1) 14 times, k2 (47 stitches)
Row 5: (p2, k1) 15 times, p2
Row 6: (p1, ssk) 15 times p1, k1 (32 stitches)
Row 7: (p1, k1) 16 times
Row 8: (k2tog) 16 times (16 stitches)
Row 9: purl
Row 10 (k2tog) 8 times (8 stitches)
Row 11: purl

Finishing:

Break yarn leaving a long tail. Sew the tail through the last 8 stitches on the needle and then use it to seam up the side of the hat.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I really like this hat a lot! I'm not familiar with the yarn you used.

What is gauge on it?

Thanks,
Patti
email:patsch819@hotmail.com

Orange Fish said...

Thanks! I'm glad you like it!

Gauge is about 4 stitches per inch.

Michelle said...

Hey, I had a question. I'm a little inept, and I was wondering why some stitches are in parenthesis while others aren't? Are those the 'to be repeated' ones, while the others aren't?

Orange Fish said...

You're exactly right Michelle. Repeat the stitches in parenthesis the number of times specified, but only knit the ones outside the parenthesis once.

RodgerM said...

Is your gauge across stockinette or the lace pattern?

Orange Fish said...

Rodgerm, the gauge is 4 stitches per inch in both stockinette and the lace pattern using size 8 needles.

Anonymous said...

This was the first hat I've knitted. I loved the pattern and the finished product. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Two questions:

Is the lace stretchy or would more repeats have to be added to fit a large adult head (about 21" around)?

And would you mind if I fiddled with it to make it in the round and put that pattern up, all credit given to you? I just prefer to knit on DPNs and hate seaming like you wouldn't believe

Orange Fish said...

The lace is pretty stretchy and it fits my 20" noggin just fine. You might want to add one repeat of the lace pattern if you are using yarn without a lot of stretch to it.

As for the "in the round" pattern, go right ahead.

I also hate seaming, but prefer to knit my hats flat for some reason. I think I must have a latent hatred for dpns or something.

Anonymous said...

hey i have a question when it says wrong side are we supposed to flip it inside out

Anonymous said...

im so stupid insted of doing it flat i did it in the round could you help me out with the dercreasing

Orange Fish said...

If working in the round simply purl all the knit stitches and knit the purl stitches on the WS rows (WS rows are the even numbered rows in the body portion of the pattern and odd numbered rows on the decrease portion).
I believe the only WS row with decreases is Row 1. For this row simply p2tog (purl 2 together) instead of k2tog. All the other decreases should be the same.
Does that help?

Anonymous said...

Hi,

What size yarn are you using? Do you have any pics of the hat from the front? I'm looking for a tam style hat pattern but not quite so bulky when finished. Thnaks Martha

Orange Fish said...

Hi Martha,
I used Di.ve Teseo yarn which is Aran weight (10 ply).
This hat is far from bulky, it fits very snugly like a skull cap.
I don't have any pics of the hat from the front, but you might find some on ravelry.com as there are several knitters on there that have made and posted pictures of this hat. If you are not already signed up, there is a waiting list to join as they are still in beta, but it is totally worth the wait.

Mairead said...

Does anyone know how I’d convert this Lace slant hat to knit it in the round? I have a friend starting chemo on Monday and I want to knit this seam-free for her.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Great hat!

bloosgrl said...

Great hat

Anonymous said...

i really like the look of this hat but I am having a hard time getting it to work, i know im doing the stitches right, but it just looks like mess... i did 11 rows and I cant figure it out...if you have any suggestions that I may need to get it to work out that would be good...thanks

Anonymous said...

I just wanted some help, row 1 of the pattern doesnt come out even, ive tried it a few times and it comes out with 12 times and 4 stitches left

Orange Fish said...

Anonymous 3/30:

Are you knitting in the round or flat? The pattern is meant to be knitted flat, so if you are knitting in the round I recommend starting over and trying it flat unless you are really comfortable with converting.

Anonymous 3/31:

How many stitches are you casting on? There are supposed to be two extra stitches for the seam.

Anonymous said...

okay...i really want to do this hat but it is all working against me...im doing it flat and i cast on 79 stitches this time to allow for the seam like someone told me, but now i get 13 times and short 1 purl. Im really not sure what im doing wrong, i feel like i need to cast on more stitches but that's not what the pattern says.. Help Please

Orange Fish said...

No, not two extra stitches. Cast on 77 stitches like the pattern says. The pattern repeat is 5 stitches long. There are 15 repeats of the pattern. 5*15=75 + 2 stitches for the seam = 77.

Are you confused about some of the knitting terms? ssk? tbl?

I'm guessing you are probably treating the tbl as another stitch and that what is throwing you off. When the pattern says K1 tbl that is ONE stitch, not two. Not using abbreviations it should read "Knit one through back of loop."

Anonymous said...

i understand the abbreviations, i know the k1tbl is one stitch, the ssk? slip slip knit right...so do you slip two stitches off the left needle put them on right and then knit like normal? at least i think that is what i thought...i have no idea why im having such a hard time with this...

Anonymous said...

well i guess let me just make sure that im understanding the pattnern right...okay so it goes p2 (k1tbl, yo,ssk,p2) 15 times...do that means..you purl 2 first...then do the stuff in the parenthesis 15 times..and move on to the next row...correct? it goes left to right im assuming..im really sorry too for giving you such a hard time with this, but i appreciate the help

Orange Fish said...

Well, the ssk is a decrease stitch, so you knit them together once you place them back on the LH needle. I'm guessing that's what you meant, but just in case...

I guess I really don't know what's going on then. Since you came out with 13 repeats I think you are somehow knitting the pattern repeat over 6 stitches instead of 5.

Remember, cast on 77 stitches, not 79. Each pattern repeat is 5 stitches long. You should have 15 repeats.

Orange Fish said...

Oops! Missed your last post. You are exactly right. Purl 2 first, then do the stuff in parentheses 15 times.

And no problem. I've got nothing to do at work today anyway.

Anonymous said...

alright thanks for the help i think i might have figured it out!

Orange Fish said...

Hooray!

I know this pattern can be a real bear sometimes. I think it took me longer to design than anything else on this site. But, it seems to be the most popular pattern here, so I guess it was worth it.

Anonymous said...

okay...one last question...i know that there is supposed to be 5 of each for the stitches, but when the yarn over...it makes it 6..cause with the k1tbl (1) then yo (2) then SSK (1) then Purl (2)... that equals six, unelss i'm doing the YO wrong...

Orange Fish said...

Aha! That's the problem. Wrap the yo once so you create only one new stitch. It should be:

k1tbl (1), yo (1), ssk (1), p2 (2) = 5

Or, thinking in terms in increasing and decreasing:

k1tbl, yo (inc 1), ssk (dec 1), p2

Anonymous said...

alright...this is going to be my last question...and if i cant get it then im just going to give up on it. lol alright so for the first row i purl 2...n then i k1tbl but then i do the yarn over which puts an extra loop on the right needle so there should be 5 loops on the right needle...then a ssk which puts one on the needle then purl 2 which puts 8 on the needle and I understand that i need 7... sooo...somehow i am getting an extra loop but I dont know how because im sure i'm doing all the stitches right...but i am on a mission to figure this out! im sorry but thanks for all the help

Orange Fish said...

Are you confusing a k1tbl with a kfb (knit into the front and back of the stitch)? With the k1tbl you ONLY knit into the back, not into both the back and front, thus creating only one loop, not two.

So, after purl 2, then k1tbl, then the yo you should have 4 loops on the right hand needle not 5.

Your count should be:

P2 (2), k1tbl (3), yo (4), ssk (5), p2 (7)

Anonymous said...

sooo i figured it out...im just dumb i gues...i was doing the YO and then knitting it and then doing the SSK...i dont know what i was thinking..but I got it now! thanks sooo much for the time and help!

Orange Fish said...

Wow, I can't believe I didn't think of that. I did the EXACT same thing when I first tried knitting lace!

Anonymous said...

how do you know what the wrong side is?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I haven't knitted in about 15 yrs. so I'm getting a little confused. On the ssk in row 1, I don't get what happens when you slip 2 stitches off, then put them back on then knit them together. What is the purpose of slipping them off? What am I missing? Would you get the same result if you just knit 2 tog?
Also, when you k1 tbl, do you knit from the left or right side of the stitch? Sorry, these are probably dumb questions, but I don't want to unravel!

Orange Fish said...

When it comes to technique, Amy from knittinghelp.com can explain things a lot better than I can. Here's her knitting glossary:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-glossary

Both ssk and k1 tbl have explanatory videos!

Anonymous said...

Ok,I watched the video, but I'm not sure I've got this right. For the YO - I bring the yarn to the front then knit one before the SSK? Or bring the yarn to the front, then SSK w/o knitting one? I get the YO and the SSK, but not how they follow each other.

Orange Fish said...

Yo then SSK. Do NOT knit one in between.

Orange Fish said...

I should probably add that YO isn't just bringing the yarn to the front. Bring the yarn to the front then over the RH needle creating an extra stitch.

If you aren't familiar with these basic knitting concepts I highly recommend practicing with a swatch first. There's no point in getting a few rows in and then realizing you are doing something wrong. That's just an exercise in frustration.

Sharon said...

Thanks. I think I got it now, but I'll take your advice and practice first : -)

Amber said...

Beautiful hat, I can't wait to make it!

Amber said...

Beautiful hat, I can't wait to make it!

Amber said...

Beautiful hat, I can't wait to make it!

Deborah said...

After seeing your other work you should think about publishing your works in a book. The designs are really unusual and works of art. I was wondering how you got the hat to slant? Did you have to shape it? Once day I am going to try it. Beautiful Work. Yours, Deborah

purplravioli said...

DISASTER!
Please help if you can.

I was knitting this hat, and I got all the way to the 4th decrease row without messing up.
Then, I guess I wasn't paying attention or something and I think I dropped some SSK stitches, and I can't figure out how to fix it without undoing 3 rows.
Do you have any suggestions and/or, could you tell me how to fix a dropped SSK stitch?

Thanks a million,
Kelly

Orange Fish said...

Do you know how to pick up dropped stitches using a crochet hook? If not, I believe there is a video on Knittinghelp.com.

Picking up stitches after dropping an ssk should be substantially similar except that you have the extra headache of having essentially dropped two columns of stitches rather than just one. Of course, since this is a lace pattern there's also the problem that if any of your dropped stitches run down to a yarn over the neat little loop will disappear making it much more difficult to see where the end of the run is.

I would set the hat down and just look at it. Try to find the runs, keeping in mind that they might end at a yo. When you figure out what you need to pick up, hook the stitches in both columns up to the place where the ssk was dropped. At this row you will hook both the dropped stitches together with the running strand from the above row creating the decrease. You can experiment with different methods to get the slant right. You will now have just one column of dropped stitches to hook up to the row you are working on.

I hope that makes sense. I've never done that before, but I feel like it should work.

My long-suffering laptop finally died yesterday, so my internet access will be spotty for a few days.

cattysylvester said...

Hi,

I came over here from ravelry, where I've been trying to find easy hat patterns that involve straight needles. I guess I'm too much of a beginner and dpns and circs look menacing :( So I'm really glad to find your pattern! :)

Thank you very much for the pattern, your picture looks very pretty and the colors have come out so nicely. I'm gonna be trying this with a solid color though, but I hope it looks decent. I'll let you know how it goes(and possible bother you with questions).

Could you guide me to other straight needle easy hat projects, in case you know where to look?

Thank you very much again!

- Annie (cattysylvester on ravelry)

cattysylvester said...

Oh, just one more question, you mention 77 sts will make for a 'small', so can I work your pattern with say 82 or 87 sts for a bigger size? Will that work?

Thanks again!

Orange Fish said...

Thank you! I'm glad you like the hat. I have a few other hat patterns on this blog that are knit on straight needles. You can click the hats tag on the sidebar to access all of them easily. Seafoam Hat, Springtime Hat and Spaceman Beanie are all knit on straight needles.

Knitting the pattern over 82 or 87 stitches should work just fine. I strongly recommend making a gauge swatch in pattern beforehand so you can get a rough idea of how many stitches you will need.

Carly said...

Hi, I was just wondering if you have any policy as to whether someone could create this hat and then sell it for profit.
Thanks, love the pattern. :)

fabricartist21 said...

going to Alaska for a while and need a new hat and love this pattern but what is the gauge on the yarn please.
fabricartist2005@yahoo.com

fabricartist21 said...

sorry now I see htat you answered the same question and thanks a lot, again just love this pattern and I have looked and looked.
fabricartist21@blogspot.com

Shmoomooo said...

I don't know if my Question will get an answer, but I made the hat, and it is beautiful. However, it is TINY! It wouldn't go over my head, it would be good for a 4yr old, but i'd like it to be a little bit slouchy just as it looks in the photo. With the complications of the pattern, how do I increase the number of stitches that I cast on, with out messing up the pattern? also, how do I correspond this to decreasing the pattern at proper increments once I get to the dome? Math is NOT my fortay, so as much help as possible with this would be great.

windey73 said...

You could use bigger needles to make it bigger wout having to do the math.