Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Chelsea Star Hat Pattern

Here it is! The Chelsea Star Hat hat 001

Materials: (I was able to make 2 hats with 2 skeins of Paton's Classic Merino Wool worsted weight) MC-Cream and CC-Paprika

Note: This hat is meant to be creative, after knitting the star chart you can use your own imagination and add different color strips or whatever you feel like doing.

Needles: US 6 circular 16" and US 6 DPN
2 Stitch holders
1 marker
tapestry needle

This is knit for a SM (L) will be in parenthesis

Earflaps (make 2) same directions for either size. I don't have a chart for the earflaps, I just improvised a diagonal pattern. The first 8 rows were knit with CC, then I started knitting 2 stitches with MC and 2 stitches with CC and made a zigzag design. You can make solid color earflaps.

create a slipknot.
R 1 - K,P,K into the same stitch (make 3 stitches on needle)
R 2 and alternate rows Purl
R 3 - Kfb of 1st stitch, knit to last stitch, Kfb in last stitch
Repeat this pattern until you have 25 stitches on needle, turn and purl
Place earflap on a stitch holder.

Cap - with MC cast on 31 (39) knit 1 earflap onto needle, cast on 31 (39) knit on 2nd earflap. Connect stitches in the round making sure not to twist stitches.

Knit 10 rows with MC
R 11 - start working chart

R 26 - with MC knit 10 rows
R 36 - with CC *k12(14), k2tog (repeat from * around)
R 37 - with MC knit

R 38 - continue with main color *k11(13), k2tog (rep from *)

R 39 - knit

R 40 - *k10(12), k2tog (rep from *) ( I changed colors here and did a k1 with CC and k2 with MC)

R 41 - knit with MC
R 42 - *k9(11), k2tog (rep from *)

R 43 - knit
R 44 - *k8(10), k2tog (rep from *) with CC
R 45 - knit with MC until R44
R 46 - *k7(9), k2tog (rep from *)
R 47 - knit
R 48 - *k6(8), k2tog (rep from *)
R 49 - knit
R 50 - *k5(7), k2tog (rep from *)
R 51 - knit
R 52 - *k4(6), k2tog (rep from *)

R 53 - knit
R 54 - Finish crown with CC *k3(5), k2tog (rep from *)

R 55 - knit
R 56 - *k2(4), k2tog (rep from *)

R 57 - knit
R 58 - *k1(3), k2tog (rep from *)
R 59 - knit
R 60 - *k2tog (rep from *) (If you are making the large size continue until you are at k2tog) - 8 stitches left on needle.
Use a tapestry needle and thread threw remaining stitches and pull tight, weave in tail on the wrong side. Weave in all tails

Ties - Cut 3 pieces of yarn approximately 2 feet, (I used both colors) loop them through the point of the earflaps, make sure you have the same amount of yarn pulled through evenly, braid and tie at the end. Do this on both earflaps.
This pattern is fast and alot of fun, you can do any kind of color switches or designs that you think would look cool.
©copyright 12/17/08 Teresa Harmon (knakedknitter)


Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Beautiful Hat:)Hugs Darcy

Morandia said...

Beautiful! Saw it on Ravelry. I'm going to try and knit it this weekend I think!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I'm going to save it now! I may have to knit it up this winter!

Lupie said...

Thanks for the pattern!

Beverly said...

What a beautiful design! Thank you for sharing it. I am going to try to learn to do color work now that the holiday knitting is done and this will be on my to-do list.

knakedknitter said...

I had to fix the pattern, for some reason I had every other row after the star chart as a purl row. That is incorrect, since this is knit in the round, there is no need for purling.

bumpey said...

Ok, I finally finished my hat!!
except it is really BIG. then I realized I used size 8's.
oh, well it is cute anyway.
so much for following instrutions.