I've been really bored sitting on the couch, rehabbing from a badly sprained ankle. When the doctor told me that I should be off it for 7 to 10 days, I had to come up with something to do. So, with the design assistance of one of my favorite teenage "daughters", here is what I spent 2 of my 10 days doing...
The Victoria Slouchy Beanie - designed, in part by Vicki
Yarn - Bernat Softee Baby in Soft Red (it was all I had within reach!)
Size 7 Circular Needles, 16" (and double points in size 7 if desired)
Embroidery or Yarn Needle
Cast on 118 stitches and work 1" in a K1, P1 rib.
After band is formed, begin working the following pattern refering to Chart 1 (cable) and Chart 2 (leaves).
Row 1: Knit Chart 1 (cable), Knit Chart 2 (leaves) - for this row only K2Tog on the first stitch of Chart 2 (leaves). Repeat Charts 1 and 2 twice more (3 repeats of each chart total)
Since the charts cover different numbers of rows, it is important to keep track of each section independently. Work the charts in pattern until the hat reaches approximately 9" - you will have completed the leaves chart 5 times.
|Chart 1 - Cable Pattern|
|Chart 2 - Leaves Pattern|
Decrease Row 1 - continue to work the cable chart as previous. In each section where the leaves chart is worked K2, K2tog, K7, SSK, P, K2tog, K7, SSK, K2.
Decrease Row 2 - while working cable chart; in leaves section, K2, K2tog, K5, SSK, P, K2Tog, K5, SSK, K2.
Decrease Row 3 - while working cable chart; in leaves section, K2, K2Tog, K3, SSK, P, K2Tog, K3, SSK, K2.
Decrease Row 4 - while working cable chart; in leaves section, K2, K2Tog, K, SSK, P, K2Tog, K, SSK, K2.
Decrease Row 5 - while working cable chart; in leaves section K2, K3Tog, P, K3Tog, K2.
Decrease Row 6 - while working cable chart; in leaves section K3Tog, P, K3Tog.
Decrease Row 7 - while working cable chart; in leaves section K3tog.
Decrease Row 8 - starting in cable section P2Tog, P, work knit stitches as in cable chart, P, P2Tog, K (the stitch left from leaves section). Repeat this twice more, but stop row one stitch short
Decrease Row 9 - with last stitch from previous row P3tog, work knit stitches as in cable chart, P3tog. Repeat twice more.
Decrease Row 10 - P, K2Tog, K2, K2Tog. Repeat twice more.
Decrease Row 11 - K2Tog. Repeat until last stitch. Sew through stitches and bind off to create top of the hat.