18 March 2016

Goodbye Hattie, My Love.

I decided to rename my knitting blog. I wanted something that would be easy to pronounce in both English and Norwegian and, as my primary focus is no longer hats, I also wanted something a bit more generic.

I decided to 'try out' Karn Knits, and went ahead and changed the name, only to realise that it meant that I'd killed Hattie. I didn't mean to. Manslaughter, rather than murder, if you will.

So, the blog known as HattieMyLove, and every link across the world wide web associated with it, are dead, including most of the links within this blog and on the Facebook page.

I'm working on fixing the problem - I've already re-animated a few links - and fortunately there's a holiday coming up, so I might get it completed over the next week or so.

Bear with me.

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13 March 2016

Soft Felted Slouch hat pattern

Rauma 3tr. Strikkegarn, or any DK 100% pure wool,
4.5 mm & 5mm needles



CO 88
4x4 rib for 12cms
Place marker, K4, M1 for 1 round (110 stitches)
Remove marker, Knit until work measures 23 cms

Place marker
K9, K2tog, repeat to marker
Knit the next, and every second round.
K8, K2tog
Knit
K7, K2tog, repeat to marker
Knit
K6, K2tog, repeat to marker
Knit
K5, K2tog, repeat to marker
Knit
K4, K2tog, repeat to marker
Knit
K3, K2tog, repeat to marker
Knit
K2, K2tog, repeat to marker
Knit
K1, K2tog, repeat to marker
K2tog, repeat to marker
Finish.

Wash on short, 30 minute, 30 degree cycle in washing machine with regular detergent.



Nepal Cross Crown Hat pattern

Needles: 5mm, circular.
Yarn: Aran (I used Nepal by Drops)




CO 88 stitches and work 4x4 rib until work measures 6-8cms.
Place a marker.

K4, M1, repeat to marker.
There should now be 110 stitches.

Keeping the marker at the beginning of the round, knit until work measures 10cms.
K2, *M1, K10, repeat from * to marker.
There should now be 121 stitches.

Knit until work measures 21cms.
K30, place marker. repeat 3 times.
There will be one extra stitch at the end of the round this point. We'll deal with that in a moment.

To work the crown.

K1, K2tog, Knit to 3 stitches before the next marker, SSK, K1.
K1, K2tog, Knit to 3 stitches before the next marker, SSK, K1.
K1, K2tog, Knit to 3 stitches before the next marker, SSK, K1.
K1, K3tog, (to eliminate the extra stitch) Knit to 3 stitches before the next marker, SSK, K1.

Now repeat, K1, K2tog, Knit to 3 stitches before the next marker, SSK, K1, until there are 16 stitches left.

Cut the working yarn, leaving a 20cm tail.
Thread the working yarn onto a tapestry/darning needle and thread the stitches onto it.
Pull tight and weave in all the ends.

Winterman Hat Pattern





Needles: 4mm & 5mm, circular or DPN
Yarn: Aran, or any yarn that suits 5mm needles.

Using 4mm needles, CO 88 stitches and work 4x4 rib until work measures 6-8cms.
Knit until work measures 21cms.
Place a marker.

To work the crown.
K9, K2tog. Repeat to marker.
Knit the next round.
K8, K2tog, repeat to marker.
Knit.
K7, K2tog, repeat to marker.
Knit.
K6, K2tog, repeat to marker.
Knit.
K5, K2tog, repeat to marker.
Knit.
K4, K2tog, repeat to marker.
Knit.
K3, K2tog, repeat to marker.
Knit.
K2, K2tog, repeat to marker.
Knit.
K1, K2tog, repeat to marker.
K2tog, repeat to marker.

There should be 8 stitches remaining, cut the working yarn, leaving a 20cm tail.
Thread the working yarn onto a tapestry/darning needle and thread the stitches onto it.
Pull tight and weave in all the ends.

The Big Easy Hat Pattern

Quick and easy weekend or one day project.

Needles: 6mm
Yarn: Aran, or any yarn that suits 6mm needles (look on the label or ask at the yarn shop).

I used 'reclaimed' yarn on this, so the texture was uneven.


Using 6mm needles, CO 88 st.
Work 2x2 rib until work measures 10cms.
Knit until work measures 20cms.
Place a marker.

Work the crown.
K9, K2tog. Repeat to marker.
Knit the next and every second round.
K8, K2tog, repeat to marker.
Knit.
K7, K2tog, repeat to marker.
Knit.
K6, K2tog, repeat to marker.
Knit.
K5, K2tog, repeat to marker.
Knit.
K4, K2tog, repeat to marker.
Knit.
K3, K2tog, repeat to marker.
Knit.
K2, K2tog, repeat to marker.
Knit.
K1, K2tog, repeat to marker.
Knit.
K2tog, repeat to marker.

There should be 8 stitches remaining, cut the working yarn, leaving a 20cm tail.
Thread the working yarn onto a tapestry/darning needle and thread the stitches onto it.
Pull tight and weave in all the ends.