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Lille En Blanket Free Pattern

Lille En Blanket

Susan B. Anderson
 
The Lille En (meaning “Little One” in Danish) Blanket is the perfect size to snuggle with a baby on your lap or to keep warm in the stroller or car seat. The garter stitch blanket is worked holding two strands of Home Worsted Weight yarn together to create a super-bulky, super-squishy fabric that knits up in no time at all! There is a bit of color detail with the Garter Check Pattern that could also be done in simple garter stripes. You may have to make a few, a couple to keep and a couple to give as gifts.

The complete Lille En set can be found here.
 
Finished size: 30 by 28 inches (76 by 71 cm)
 
Yarn: Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight (100% American Wool; 230 yards or 210 meters/100 grams), 2 skeins Snowy Pine (Main Color) and 1 skein Wood Violet (Contrast Color), to be held doubled throughout.
 
Needles: US size 13 or 9mm needles, 32-inch circular to work back and forth
 
Gauge: 2 stitches and 2 ¾ ridges per inch (2.5 cm) in garter stitch with  yarn held doubled.
 
Materials:
Ruler or tape measure
Yarn needle
Locking stitch marker (optional)

Garter Check Pattern:

Note: Strand the unused color across the WS of the fabric. On WS rows this will be the side facing you.

Row 1 (RS): *k2 with MC, k2 with CC; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 with MC.
Row 2 (WS): * k2 with MC, k2 with CC; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 with MC.
Row 3: *k2 with CC, k2 with MC; repeat from *to last 2 sts, k2 with CC.
Row 4: *k2 with CC, k2 with MC; repeat from *to last 2 sts, k2 with CC..
Rows 5 and 6: Repeat Rows 1 and 2
 
Abbreviations
CC Contrast color
K knit
MC Main color
RS Right side
St(s) Stitch(es)
WS Wrong side

Blanket

Note that yarn is held doubled throughout for both MC and CC.
 
With MC held doubled and using the long-tail cast-on method, cast on 60 stitches.
 
The first row knit is a RS row. You may wish to mark the RS with a locking stitch marker to remind you to count ridges from the RS. Knit every row until there are 22 ridges (44 rows), ending after a WS row (approximately 8 inches or 20 cm) from the cast-on edge.
 
Work the Garter Check Pattern for the next 6 rows.
 
Note: If you don’t want to do the stranded garter check pattern you can
work simple stripes by knitting 2 rows in CC, 2 rows in MC, then 2 rows in CC.
 
Continue on in the Main Color only.
 
Knit every row for 22 ridges (44 rows) until the blanket measures approximately 8 inches (20 cm) beyond the first Garter Check Pattern rows.
 
Work the Garter Check Pattern for the next 6 rows. If you chose to work the stripe alternative before, repeat that instead of the Garter Check Pattern.
 
Continue on in the Main Color only.
Knit every row for 22 ridges (44 rows).  End after a wrong side row.
 
Bind off loosely.
 
Weave in all ends to the wrong side.
 
Block as desired.

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Smooth Operator Heart Socks

Hi, Knitters,
Last summer, of 2016, I released the Smooth Operator Socks pattern and it was a runaway hit. The sock pattern is basically my twist on an afterthought heel which has become my favorite heel technique. The pattern includes a full photo tutorial and also a quick to print version. It also has been updated several times to add new tips and techniques. Basically, it's just a super fun sock pattern that includes magic loop and double-pointed needle instructions and four different size options.
The beautiful red wool socks in the photos are knit up in our Home Fingering Weight in the Red Flannel colorway. One skein of Home Fingering Weight is plenty make one pair of adult-sized socks. 
Today I am further celebrating this year-old sock pattern by adding two new options to go along with the pattern.
New additions:
1. The first is that I've added to the pattern is a brand new step-by-step photo tutorial for the No Waste Yarn Afterthought Heel. This heel technique simplifies things even further by taking out the waste yarn place holder for the heel. You just knit and knit and knit a long tube and then you cut in the heel in your desired spot. It's actually really fun. 
2. The second thing I have added is the Smooth Operator Heart Socks pattern option to go along with the original pattern! This recipe for adding in the beautiful heart lace pattern going down the sides of the socks and the single heart on the heel is going to be found right here on the BWC Journal. The following isn't the full pattern, it is intended to go along with the original SOS pattern.
The heart motif would look super cute on stripey sock yarns as well as solid, tonal or gradient sock yarns. 
Smooth Operator Heart Socks
~ how to add hearts to your socks ~
Susan B. Anderson

To see more information on or to purchase the Smooth Operator Socks pattern click here!

Recipe:

Cast on and complete ribbing for cuff as directed in the pattern.

Right Sock:

You want the heart motif running down the right side of the sock.

All sizes are worked the same.

For both magic loop and double-pointed needles:

Designate half of the stitches for the back of the sock and the other half for the front of the sock.

On the front stitches on the first round after the rib begin the motif as follows:

K2, place a stitch marker, work the heart motif Row 1, place a stitch marker, knit to the end of the round.

Continue working the motif pattern in between the stitch markers. Repeat the heart motif as many times as needed to get the desired length for the leg. The sample has 3 full repeats on the leg and then the heel waste yarn was added.

 

Place the waste yarn or mark where you’d like the heel to be as directed in the pattern. Continue to work on the foot of the sock and including the heart motif chart in between the stitch markers.

Stop including the heart motif after a Row 16 of the chart before you start the toe decreases. You may have to stop the heart motif short of the desired length of the foot. You don’t want to stop mid-chart so be sure to complete the chart and ending closest to your desired foot length before starting the toe decreases.

After you stop the including the chart, continue to knit until you reach the desired foot length before starting the toe decreases. If you are already at your desired foot length begin the toe decreases.

Note: The sample sock has seven total chart repeats. Three heart motif repeats for the leg and 4 more repeats for the foot. The sock is the medium-size in the pattern and the length is to fit a US women’s shoe size 7.5-8.

Work the toe as usual after reaching the desired length as directed in the pattern.

Adding in the Heart Motif on the afterthought heel (same for the Right and Left sock):

Pick up the stitches as usual for the heel.

Begin the chart on the first round of the heel, making sure to place it on the back of the heel stitches and not the bottom of the foot heel stitches.

Try to center the chart in the heel stitches, it may not center perfectly.

For the sample in the photo I inserted the chart as follows for a 32-stitch heel:

k7, place a stitch marker, work the heart motif chart, place a stitch marker, k6.

Continue to work the Smooth Operator Heel pattern as usual including the 16 rows of the chart.

Left Sock:

The left sock is worked exactly the same only on the front needle place the heart motif as follows:

Knit to the last 15 stitches on the front stitches or needle, place a stitch marker, work the heart motif chart, place a stitch marker, knit to the end of the round.

And there you have it, Smooth Operator Socks with hearts! Thank you for the support of this fun sock pattern. 

Enjoy!

love, susan

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Clover ~ Free Hat Pattern

Clover Hat
 

Hi, Knitters,

I am proud to present another free pattern for you right here on the Barrett Wool Co. Journal! Today I have a lovely textured hat for you called Clover. It is a fun hat to knit with an interesting stitch pattern that uses a unique technique to get the little leaves to appear. Once you get the stitch down you'll look forward to this round. The hat is made out of one skein of Home Worsted Weight which is enough to make one of each of the adult size and the baby size hats. It's kind of perfect!

Have fun and enjoy this Journal free pattern! The pattern for Clover is only available on this Journal post.  

Please share any finished Clover hats with me on Instagram. I'd love to see what you create.

Love, Susan

Clover

Susan B. Anderson
©Barrett Wool Co. 2017   This pattern is intended for personal use only. Charity knitting using this pattern is always welcome.


Finished measurement: 13 (19) inches (33 (48)cm) in circumference
 
Sizes:
Baby size (instructions listed first): To fit 0-6 months, or to fit a 13 to 15-inch (33–38 cm) head circumference.
Adult size (instructions in parentheses): To fit an adult, teen or large child, or to fit a 19 to 22-inch (48–56 cm) head circumference.

Clover
Yarn:  Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted (100% American Wool; 230 yards or 210 meters/100 grams), 1 skein.
Baby sample is worked in the Grassland colorway. The pom-pom is in the Priscilla colorway.
Adult sample is worked in the Bluff colorway.
 
Yarn note: 1 skein of Home Worsted Weight is enough to make one adult hat and one baby hat. The baby hat sample weighs 27 grams. The adult hat sample weighs 57 grams.
 
Needles: US size 7 (4.5mm) 16-inch circular needles and a set of four double-pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge.
 
Gauge: 5 sts and 7 rows per 1”/2.54cm in stockinette stitch
 
Abbreviations:
K  Knit
P  Purl
Ktbl  Knit the stitch through the back loop
Sl1 Slip one stitch as if to purl
Psso  Pass slipped stitch over and off the needle
N  Needle; referring to double-pointed needles 1, 2 or 3 as in N1, N2 or N3
K2tog  Knit two stitches together
Rnd(s)  Round(s)
St(s)  Stitch(es)
 
Special Stitch
K1long: Insert the right needle two rounds below and into the space in between the K2tog and the (K1, Sl1, psso) in that round. Knit a stitch and draw up the long loop onto the right needle.

Note: When working the stitch pattern as instructed, the second K1long is worked into the same spot (hole) as the first K1long. 
 

Brim
With the circular needles, cast on 64 (96) stitches using the long-tail cast-on method. Join to work in the round being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker to denote the beginning of the round.
 
Rnd 1: (K1tbl, p1) repeat to the end of the round.
Repeat Round 1 an additional 6 (8) times.
 
Body of Hat

Knit 1 round.

Note: As you are working the Clover Hat Stitch Pattern the stitch count will vary but will become the same again by the end of the round repeat.


Begin the Clover Hat Stitch Pattern repeat:
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: (K4, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso) repeat to the end of the round.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rnd 4: (K4, k1long, k2, k1long) repeat to the end of the round.
Rnds 5-7: Knit.
Rnd 8: (K2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k4) repeat to the end of the round.
Rnd 9: Knit.
Rnd 10: (K1long, k2, k1long, k4) repeat to the end of the round.
Rnds 11 and 12: Knit.
 
Repeat Rounds 1-12 an additional 1 (2) more times (2 (3) times total), and then repeat Rounds 1-5 one more time.
 
Pattern Note: The Decrease Rounds for the adult size and the baby size are different so be sure to follow the instructions for the correct size.

Clover

Baby Size Decrease Rounds:

Rnd 1:
Work onto double-pointed needles as follows:
N1 and N2: (K6, k2tog) three times. 21 sts.
N3: (K6, k2tog) two times. 14 sts.
56 sts total.
 
Rnd 2: (K5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 48 sts.
Rnd 3: (K2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k2) repeat to the end of the round. 32 sts.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rnd 5: (K1long, k2, k1long, k2) repeat to the end of the round. 48 sts.
Rnd 6: Knit.
Rnd 7: (K4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 40 sts.
Rnd 8: (K3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 32 sts.
Rnd 9: (K2tog, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso) repeat to the last 2 stitches, k2tog.  16 sts.
Rnd 10: Knit.
Rnd 11: (K1, k1long, k2, k1long) repeat to the last stitch, k1.  26 sts.
N1 and N2: 10 sts each; N3: 6 sts. 26 sts total.
Rnd 12: Knit.
Rnd 13: (K2tog) repeat to the end of the round.
N1 and N2: 5 sts each; N3: 3 sts. 13 sts total.
Rnd 14:
N1 and N2: K1, k2tog twice. 3 sts per needle.
N3: Knit. 3 sts.
9 sts total.
Proceed to Finishing.

Clover

Adult Size Decrease Rounds:

Rnd 1: (K10, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 88 sts.
Rnd 2: (K9, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 80 sts.
Rnd 3: (K2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k10, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k2) repeat to the end of the round.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rnd 5: (K1long, k2, k1long, k10, k1long, k2, k1long, k2) repeat to the end of the round.
Rnd 6: (K6, k2tog three times, k8), repeat to the end of the round. 68 sts.
Rnd 7: Knit.
Rnd 8: Work onto 3 double-pointed needles as follows:
N1 and N2: (K2, k2tog) repeat 6 times. 18 sts per needle.
N3: (K2, k2tog) repeat 5 times. 15 sts.
51 sts total.
Rnd 9: (K1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round.
N1 and N2: 12 sts.
N3: 10 sts.
34 sts total.
 
Rearrange stitches as follows:
N1: 15 sts; N2: 9 sts; N3: 10 sts
 
Rnd 10:
N1: K2, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k4, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k1. 11 sts
N2: K3, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k2. 7 sts.
N3: K3, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso, k3. 8 sts.
26 sts total.
Rnd 11: Knit.
Rnd 12:
N1: K2, k1long, k2, k1long, k4, k1long, k2, k1long, k1. 15 sts.
N2: K3, k1long, k2, k1long, k2. 9 sts.
N3: K3, k1long, k2, k1long, k3. 10 sts.
34 sts total.
Rnd 13:
N1: K2tog, k4, k2tog twice, k5. 12 sts.
N2: K1, k2tog, k6. 8 sts.
N3: K2tog, k6, k2tog. 8 sts.
28 sts total.
Rnd 14: Knit.
Rnd 15: (K2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 21 sts.
Rnd 16: (K1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 14 sts.
Rnd 17: (K2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 7 sts.

Finishing

Cut the yarn leaving a 6-inch end. Place the end on a yarn needle and pull through the remaining stitches. Pull up tight to close the hole. Pull the end to the inside, weave in and trim.
 
Weave in any remaining ends to the inside of the hat.
 
Block as desired.
 
The baby size sample has a 2-inch pom-pom in Home Worsted Weight in the Priscilla colorway.
 
The adult size sample has a faux-fur pom-pom. There are some faux-fur pom-poms available for purchase in the Mercantile. And more will be in stock very soon!

Clover

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Little Hearts Free Pattern

Little Hearts
Little Hearts

Susan B. Anderson

Size: About 2 ¼-inches wide and 2-inches in height after felting 

Yarn: 10 grams of worsted weight wool.

Samples are knit in: Barrett Wool Co. Wisconsin Woolen Spun and Home Worsted Weight.

Needles: US size 7 or 4.5mm, set of 3 double-pointed needles or long circular for Magic Loop. 

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch before felting

Materials:

Yarn Needle

Fiberfill

Scrap yarn to hold stitches

Wool wash soap

Hot water

Basin or sink

String or baker’s twine to make a garland (optional)

Abbreviations

K  Knit

K2tog  Knit two stitches together.

SSK  Slip two stitches separately as if to knit. Knit the two slipped stitches together through the back loops.

Dpn(s) Double-pointed needle(s)

M1  Make one stitch by inserting the point of the left needle from front to back, under the strand running in between the stitches. Lift the strand onto the left and knit it through the back loop.

Heart Pattern

Little Hearts

Starting at the bottom of the heart, use 2 double-pointed needles to work in the round (use a third dpn to knit onto) or one long circular needle for magic loop. 

Cast on 6 stitches using the long-tail cast-on method, placing 3 stitches on each of two needles. Join to work in the round. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round. 

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: (K1, m1, knit to last stitch, m1, k1) repeat on each needle. 5 sts per needle, 10 sts total.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until you have 15 stitches on each of the two needles. End after a Round 2. 30 sts total. 

Divide for the Top of the Heart

Next Rnd: K7, place the next 16 stitches on a piece of scrap yarn, k7. 7 sts per needle, 14 sts total. 16 sts being held on scrap yarn.

Decrease Rounds

Rnd 1: (K1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1) repeat on each needle. 5 sts per needle, 10 sts total.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnd 3: (Ssk, k1, k2tog) repeat on each needle. 3 sts per needle, 6 sts total.

Cut the yarn and place the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining stitches and pull up tight to close the hole. Pull the end to the inside and trim.

Place the end from the cast on stitches on a yarn needle. Take some stitches to close the hole at the bottom of the heart. Pull the end to the inside and trim.

Stuff the heart with fiberfill until firm but do not overstuff.

Place the stitches being held back on the needles. 8 sts per needle. 16 sts total. 

Reattach the yarn to start working at the center of the heart.

Hold the needles parallel. Bring the yarn under the back needle and to the back. Knit the first stitch on the front needle together with the first stitch on the back needle. You will now have one stitch on the right needle. Place this stitch back on the front left needle. Begin working in the round.

Rnd 1: K2tog, knit to the end of the round.

Rnd 2: (K1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1) repeat on each needle. 5 sts per needle, 10 sts total.

Rnd 3: Knit.

Rnd 4: (Ssk, k1, k2tog) repeat on each needle. 3 sts per needle, 6 sts total. 

Cut the yarn leaving a 12-inch end and place the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining stitches and pull up tight to close the hole. Leave the end out.

Finish stuffing the heart with fiberfill until firm but do not overstuff. There will be some gaps in the center where you divided the stitches. Pull the end through and use this end to stitch up and close the gaps. It doesn’t need to be perfect because the heart will be felted. Pull the end to the inside and trim.

Hand Felting

Fill a basin with hot water (not too hot, of course, but as hot as you can stand) and add some wool soap. I used the brand Soak for the soap. Submerge the heart in the water and get it soaked. Rub the heart vigorously in the palms your hands and turn it in all directions. Don’t worry if it gets misshapen, just stop every once in awhile and reshape it to see what it looks like. Keep dipping the heart in the soapy water and keep rubbing it in your hands until it gets felted. My hearts still have the stitches slightly visible after felting. When the heart gets felted to your preference squeeze out the excess water and reshape it into the final heart-shape.  Lay the heart flat to dry.

Little Hearts

Garland

Put a cut length (the length will vary with the number of hearts) of string or baker’s twine on a yarn needle and pull the end through the series of hearts either vertically or horizontally. Make a loop or loops for hanging at the ends of the string.

I hope you enjoy the Little Hearts pattern! Spread the love and we are wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day. 

Susan B. Anderson

©Barrett Wool Co. 2017

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Chunky Harvest Hats Free Pattern

Harvest Hats

 

Welcome to the first free pattern on the Barrett Wool Co. Journal. This pattern will always be available here on the blog and will not be offered as a pdf download. 

Chunky Harvest Hats

Susan B. Anderson

Click here to find out more, favorite and queue the Chunky Harvest Hats on Ravelry!

It was about 20 years ago that I knit my first pumpkin hat. A little over 10 years ago my version of a pumpkin hat was published in my first book, Itty-Bitty Hats. That is one of the most popular hats in the book by far. In tribute to the 10-year anniversary of Itty-Bitty Hats and the Little Pumpkin Hat, I decided to take the colors in Barrett Wool Co. that represent the traditional fall harvest fruits and vegetables and make some new hats. Here I am offering a Pumpkin Hat, Eggplant Hat, Apple Hat, Grape Hat, and a Yellow Squash Hat from which to choose. Really though even if you're not in the mood for a fruit or vegetable, this is just a good, simple chunky weight hat that could be knit up in ANY color or combination of colors or stripes or textures! Let your imagination run wild.

For this new version of the Chunky Harvest Hats I put a fun twist on the original Little Pumpkin hat in that you hold two strands of Home Worsted Weight doubled throughout the entire hat and you knit on a larger size needle at 3 stitches per inch. This makes for a super-squishy fabric that works up in the blink of an eye. I also added lots of sizes, six sizes to be exact, in the pattern that will fit a newborn up to an adult size head! You could always play around with making the brim longer for a cuffed style, too.

Sizes: Newborn (3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/small child, large child, teen/adult)

Hat circumference in inches: 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22) inches

Sizing Suggestions:

~ For a snug-fitting hat, 1 to 2-inches of negative ease is suggested. For example, if the head circumference measures 15-inches make the 14-inch size. Rounding down to the next size if the measurement is in between the listed measurements.

~ For a looser-fitting hat or if you want room to grow, select the size that is the same measurement as the head circumference or go up to the next size. For example, if the head measurement is 15-inches make the 16-inch size.

Yarn: Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight held doubled throughout, (230 yards, 210 meters/100 grams), 1 skein of each in the following colors.

Pumpkin: Marmalade and Grassland

Apple: Red Flannel and Grassland

Yellow Squash: Humble Gold and Ellie Gray

Grape: Bluff and Grassland

Eggplant: Pepin and Grassland

Yarn Notes:

~ One skein of the Home Worsted Weight for the top of the hat will be enough for many hats.

~ The 3-6 month size finished hat weighs 33 grams for reference.

~ One skein of the Home Worsted Weight is enough to make any of the sizes. You will need two skeins if you want a contrasting top to your hat. 

~ If you wind your yarn using a yarn winder to make a cake, you can pull one end from the inside and one end from the outside of the yarn cake as you work. Otherwise you can hand-wind two separate balls from which to pull the ends.

Needles: US size 10.5 or 6.5mm, 16-inch and double-pointed needles, or a long circular for magic loop. Or the correct size needle to obtain gauge.

Important Needle Note: For the smallest size you will need either 12-inch circular needles or work the entire hat on double-pointed needles, or use the magic loop technique with a 32-inch or longer circular needle. For the 3-6 month size I used a 16-inch circular needle and it works fine. It’s a stretch at first but then it loosens up as you work up the hat.

Gauge: 3 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch with the worsted weight yarn held doubled

Abbreviations:

K  Knit

P  Purl

K2tog  Knit two stitches together

BLinc  Make a backwards loop on the right needle to increase one stitch.

Here is a good video tutorial for BLinc. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DqvG3LoYiI

SSK  Slip two stitches separately and as if to knit, place the slipped stitches back on the left needle, then knit two stitches together through the back loops.

Dpn(s) Double-pointed needle(s)

St(s) Stitch(es)

Rnd(s) Round(s)

Special technique:

I-cord: Using two double-pointed needles, knit the stitches. *Do not turn. Slide the stitches to the other end of the double-pointed needle. Knit the stitches. Repeat from *.

CDD Center double-decrease. Slip two stitches together and as if to knit. Knit the next stitch. Pass the two slipped stitches over the first stitch and off the right needle.

Here is a good video tutorial for the CDD:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIV0rBQjpq8

Pattern Notes:

~ The hat starts at the brim. The yarn is held doubled throughout the hat. Begin with the selected color for the body of the hat.

~ The pattern is written for using a 16-inch circular needle for the brim and body of the hat and then switching to double-pointed needles as needed for the decrease sequence at the top of the hat. If you want to use double-pointed needles or magic loop for the entire hat adjust as needed.

Apple and Grape Chunky Harvest Hats

Apple and Grape Hats

Brim

With two strands held together and the circular needles, cast on 36 (42, 48, 54, 60, 66) stitches using the long-tail cast-on method.  Join to work in the round being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch.

Rnds 1-4: (K1, p1) repeat to the end of the round.

Body of Hat

Knit every round until the hat measures 4 (4 ½, 5, 5 ½, 6, 7) inches from the cast on edge.

Decrease Sequence for the Top of the Hat

Apple Hat: Continue in the same color.

Grape Hat: Switch to the selected contrast color.

Switch to double-pointed needles when necessary.

Rnd 1: (K4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 30 (35, 40, 45, 50, 55) sts.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnd 3: (K3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 24 (28, 32, 36, 40, 44) sts.

Rnd 4: Knit.

Rnd 5: (K2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 18 (21, 24, 27, 30, 33) sts.

Rnd 6: Knit.

Rnd 7: (K1, K2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22) sts.

Rnd 8: Knit.

Rnd 9: (K2tog) repeat to the end of the round. 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) sts.

Apple Hat Only: Switch to selected stem color.

I-cord Stem

Place all of the remaining stitches onto one double-pointed needle. You will be using two double-pointed needles to knit the I-cord.

Begin working in I-cord.

Find the size you are making and follow those specific instructions.

Newborn: 6 sts on needle.

Row 1: Repeat (k2tog) three times. 3 sts.

Work in I-cord until it measures 2-inches.

Next row: K2tog, k1, pass the first stitch over and off the right needle. 1 st..

Cut the yarn leaving a 6-inch end and pull the end through the remaining stitch.

Go to Stem Finishing.

 

3-6 months: 7 sts on needle.

Row 1: Repeat (k2tog) three times, k1. 4 sts.

Row 2: K2tog, knit to end of row. 3 sts.

Work in I-cord until measures 2-inches.

Next row: K2tog, k1, pass the first stitch over and off the right needle. 1 st..

Cut the yarn leaving a 6-inch end and pull the end through the remaining stitch.

Go to Stem Finishing.

 

6-12 months: 8 sts on needles.

Row 1: Repeat (k2tog) four times. 4 sts.

Row 2: K2tog, knit to end of row. 3 sts.

Work in I-cord until measures 2-inches.

Next row: K2tog, k1, pass the first stitch over and off the right needle. 1 st..

Cut the yarn leaving a 6-inch end and pull the end through the remaining stitch.

Go to Stem Finishing.

 

Toddler/Small Child: 9 sts on needles.

Row 1: Repeat (k2tog) four times, k1. 5 sts.

Row 2: K2tog, k1, k2tog. 3 sts.

Work in I-cord until measures 2-inches.

Next row: K2tog, k1, pass the first stitch over and off the right needle. 1 st..

Cut the yarn leaving a 6-inch end and pull the end through the remaining stitch.

Go to Stem Finishing.

 

Large Child: 10 sts on needles.

Row 1: Repeat (k2tog) five times. 5 sts.

Row 2: K2tog, k1, k2tog. 3 sts.

Work in I-cord until measures 2-inches.

Next row: K2tog, k1, pass the first stitch over and off the right needle. 1 st..

Cut the yarn leaving a 6-inch end and pull the end through the remaining stitch.

Go to Stem Finishing.

 

Teen/Adult: 11 sts on needles.

Row 1: Repeat (k2tog) five times, k1. 6 sts.

Row 2: Repeat (K2tog) 3 times. 3 sts.

Work in I-cord until measures 2-inches.

Next row: K2tog, k1, pass the first stitch over and off the right needle. 1 st..

Cut the yarn leaving a 6-inch end and pull the end through the remaining stitch.

Go to Stem Finishing.

Stem Finishing for All Sizes

Place the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through each stitch on the I-cord moving down toward the top of the hat. When you reach the top of the hat pull the end to the inside. Now gently pull the end until the stem curls at the end. Weave in the end on the inside of the hat and trim.

Weave in all ends on the inside of the hat and trim.

Leaf for Apple Hat:

Use selected leaf color and two double-pointed needles to work back and forth in rows.

To begin, pick up two stitches at the base of the stem by inserting the tip of the needle under the right leg of two consecutive stitches. Begin to work with the selected leaf yarn.

Row 1: K1, BLinc, k1. 3 sts.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K1, BLinc, k1, BLinc, k1. 5 sts.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: K2, BLinc, k1, BLinc, k2. 7 sts.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: K1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1. 5 sts.

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: K1, CDD, k1. 3 sts.

Row 10: Purl.

Row 11: CDD. 1 st.

Cut the yarn and pull through the remaining stitch. Place the end on a yarn needle. Weave in the end on the wrong side of the leaf to about halfway down from the tip of the leaf. Take several stitches to tack the leaf down to the top of the hat. Pull the end to the inside, weave in and trim.

All Hats: Block the hat as desired. The samples were soaked in cold water with wool wash. The excess water was gently squeezed out and the hats were laid flat to dry.

Yellow Squash Chunky Harvest Hat

Yellow Squash Hat

Brim

Work the same as for the Apple and Grape Hats through Round 4.

Body of Hat

Rnd 1: (P1, k1) repeat to the end of the round.

Rnd 2: (K1, p1) repeat to the end of the round.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until the hat measures 4 (4 ½, 5, 5 ½, 6, 7) inches from the cast on edge. You can end after either a Round 1 or Round 2.

Top of Hat

Switch to the contrast color.

Complete the same as for the Apple and Grape Hats for the Decrease Sequence and for the I-cord Stem and Stem Finishing.

Pumpkin Chunky Harvest Hat

Pumpkin Hat

Brim

Start and work the same as for the Apple and Grape Hats through Round 4.

Body of Hat

Rnd 1: (P1, k5) repeat to the end of the round.

Repeat Round 1 until the hat measures 3½ (4, 4½, 5, 5½, 6½) inches from the cast on edge.

Leafy Top:

Tip: Carry the colors across the inside of the hat making relaxed floats. Be sure not to pull the floats too tight or the fabric will pucker.

MC is Main Color

CC is Contrast Color

Rnd 1: (P1MC, k2MC, k1CC, k2MC) repeat to the end of the round.

Rnd 2: (P1MC, k1MC, k3CC, k1MC) repeat to the end of the round.

Rnd 3: (K1MC, K5CC) repeat to the end of the round.

Cut the Main Color and continue on with the Contrast Color only for the rest of the hat.

Finish the Decrease Sequence for the Top of the Hat and the I-cord Stem and Stem Finishing the same as for the Apple and Grape Hats.

Eggplant Chunky Harvest Hat

Eggplant Hat

Work the same as for the Apple and Grape Hats until the body of the hat measures 3½ (4, 4½, 5, 5½, 6½) inches from the cast on edge.

Leafy Top:

Tip: Carry the colors across the inside of the hat making relaxed floats. Be sure not to pull the floats too tight or the fabric will pucker.

MC is Main Color

CC is Contrast Color

Rnd 1: (K3MC, k1CC, k2MC) repeat to the end of the round.

Rnd 2: (K2MC, k3CC, k1MC) repeat to the end of the round.

Rnd 3: (K1MC, k5CC) repeat to the end of the round.

Cut the Main Color and continue on with the Contrast Color only for the rest of the hat.

Finish the Decrease Sequence for the Top of the Hat and the Stem Finishing the same as for the Apple and Grape Hats.

©Barrett Wool Co. 2016

This pattern is for personal use only. Charity and fundraising hat knitting is always welcome. 

Harvest Hats

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