Saturday, October 06, 2007

Robin's Egg Blue Hat

Robin’s Egg Blue Hat
By Rachel Iufer



Approximate finished circumference:
20 inches

Gauge:
16 sts to 4 inches, 24 rows to 4 inches in stockinette
14 sts to 4 inches, 28 rows to 4 inches in seed stitch

Materials:
Patons Shetland Chunky, less than one ball (121 yds)

US 10 (6.0mm) straights and double pointed needles

1 Button: 1 5/8 to 2 inch diameter

Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Techniques:
Knit, purl, increase, decrease, knitting in the round, bind off

Terms:
K2tog: knit two stitches together as one
Seed stitch: k1, p1 to end. On next, and following rows, knit into the purl stitches and purl into the knit stitches.
Kf/b: knit into the front of the stitch, leave it on the left needle then knit into the back of the stitch. One stitch increased.

Pattern:

With straight needles, cast on 80 stitches

Work 3 rows seed stitch, slip the last stitch purlwise on even rows.

Increase rows:
Rw 1: k1, kf/b, continue in seed stitch
Rw 2: seed stitch

Rep row 1 and 2, two times more (3 stitches increased)

Decrease rows:
Rw 1: k1, k2tog, continue in seed stitch
Rw 2: seed stitch

Rep row 1 and 2, two times more (3 stitches decreased)

Knit two more rows seed stitch.
Next row: bind off 12 stitches, knit to the end of the row and join in the round on double pointed needles (68 stitches total)

Work in the round in stockinette stitch until the hat measures 5- 5.5 inches in total.
Begin decreases: (this is how I decreased on my hat. It’s probably not the prettiest or most perfect way to do this, so if you have a better way, please, decrease the way you like)

Rw 1: *knit 7, k2tog* rep form. k to end.
Rw 2: k all stitches
Rw 3: *knit 6, k2tog* rep form. k to end.
Rw 4: k all stitches
Rw 5: *knit 5, k2tog* rep form. k to end.
Rw 6: k all stitches
Rw 7: *knit 4, k2tog* rep form. k to end.
Rw 8: k all stitches
Rw 9: *knit 3, k2tog* rep form. k to end.
Rw 10: k all stitches
Rw 11: *knit 2, k2tog* rep form. k to end.
Rw 12: k all stitches
Rw 13: *knit 1, k2tog* rep form. k to end.
Rw 14: *k2tog* to end.

Cut yarn, thread tail through the remaining loops and secure.

Tack down the flap to the base of the hat and sew on a button. Weave in all ends.

enjoy!

83 Comments:

At 6:19 AM, Blogger sophanne said...

Thanks!

 
At 6:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the pattern! This is muy cute and easy enough for me, I'm excited. I'll make one!
Nancy

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger anne said...

Thank you so much, I love pattern! I'll sure make it!

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger Kara said...

How fab...LOVE the big button! Thanks for the pattern. I am going to have to whip this one up.

PS-CUTE pic!

 
At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Erin said...

You are rocking that hat! So cute and the picture is so pretty. Nice job on the pattern.

 
At 6:26 PM, Anonymous tiennie said...

I love this hat! I want to knit one right now! You look so cute in it.

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger amanda said...

Cute! Love this hat. Thanks for posting the pattern.

 
At 8:54 AM, Blogger Sabine said...

Beautiful pattern! I'm going to try it!

 
At 7:16 AM, Anonymous Evelyne said...

Thank you sooo much! I just found your blog and this pattern is exactly what I was looking for. It reminds me a hat from last winter collection of the Gap. I really wanted this hat but here in Norway we don't have the Gap... So now I can knit it myself, thanks again!

 
At 5:49 AM, Blogger The Happy College Knitter said...

That hat is FANTASTIC! I love it--Thanky you for posting it--it will definitely be on my to-do list!

 
At 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,

I googled Central Park Hoodie and your blog came up. Someone at work lost my Knitscene Fall 2006 I am I am seeking this pattern. Would you consider swapping your magazine or sending me a copy of the pattern? I am getting desperate as the sweater was cast on but set aside while my co worker looked thru the magazine. Any ideas or help will be appreciated. Email me at judykatie@yahoo.com
Thank you,

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger shopgirl said...

I love the hat and it is so pretty on you! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger Octopus Knits said...

Oh, my! The hat looks really wonderful on you (and the color is stunning, and I love that big button) - I may have to try it out. Thanks so much for the pattern : )

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger littlebitsnpieces.typepad.com said...

I found your pattern and knit it up last night! It is really lovely!

 
At 11:12 AM, Blogger Knitting Morgana said...

Lovely color. Thanks for sharing.

 
At 4:01 AM, Blogger echolu said...

the hat so beautiful but it si impossible to buy it? I'm italian and i don't understand the explanation! sorryyyyy

 
At 11:24 PM, Blogger Irene said...

Simply beautiful!

 
At 6:00 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

OMG! This is soooo cute! Can't wait to make it! I'm a young married college student knitter too, it's so great to see another happily married young woman with her life ahead of her! God bless and best of luck in everything you do!

 
At 1:04 AM, Blogger Nikki said...

Very cute and very fast. I just whipped it up as a b-day gift for a friend.

 
At 4:01 PM, Anonymous knit1purljill said...

Thanks for the pattern! Very well-written and I like your decreases (I love the spiral pattern it makes). I hope my trendy sister will like it ;). I've posted photos on and details on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/knit1purljill/ and Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knit1purljill/robins-egg-blue-hat

 
At 9:15 PM, Blogger oasispaw said...

This pattern is so awesome! Oh so cute!! Check out a picture on my blog: http://paperturtles.blogspot.com/2008/01/button-hat.html

 
At 5:15 PM, Blogger Jen said...

I love this and plan to start mine straight away!

 
At 7:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute, cute hat. It knits up SO fast. Will finish it in just a few short hours for a friend undergoing chemo treatments. Thanks!

 
At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Sanni said...

Thanks for posting the pattern! It's really great, looks nice and is quit to knit. I already made two and think there will be another one(s) coming later...

 
At 3:11 PM, Blogger Trudi said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful pattern. I loved making mine, and it took only a day! Today I bought yarn for my second one.

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger Mary said...

This might be a stupid question, but I was wondering if you could clear up one part of this pattern. When you say "slip the last stitch purlwise on even rows" how many rows do you mean that for? just the one? or all of the ones in the part with the straight needles? I love the hat, I hope I can make it. Thank you!

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger Badonkajohnks (aka Linda) said...

This pattern is amazing! Thanks for the term clarifications. I taught myself to knit and don't know much about reading patterns, but I think I might actually be able to do this one!!!

 
At 4:41 AM, Blogger Juni said...

Hi, I have the same question as Mary, when you say the part about slipping "the last stitch purlwise on even rows" - do you mean it for those 3 rows of seed stitch ONLY or do you mean it for ALL of the rest of the seed stitch? I love this hat - it has motivated me to learn to knit and this is my first project ;)

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger Yvette said...

That is beautiful!

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger Tabitha said...

This is a really cute pattern. I am casting on now to knit one. Thanks for sharing.

 
At 4:11 PM, Blogger rachel iufer said...

the slipped stitches are for the whole seed stitch flap to make the edge a little neater. it's not necessary, but it just smoothes it out a litle bit.

 
At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Kelli said...

Very cute! I'm a relatively new knitter -found your pattern on Ravelry.com - and have never attempted a hat before. But I think I can do this one! fingers crossed... thanks for posting it!

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger JCB said...

Thanks for the awesome pattern. I just made one for myself and I think I'm going to make the hat for everyone I know now! It's great!

 
At 2:13 AM, Anonymous Hotstyles said...

Thanks,thanks,thanks. I have knitted four now. They are grrreat.

 
At 12:07 PM, Anonymous Jessica said...

I love this, I have knitted two for christmas gifts!

 
At 2:53 PM, Blogger Kim said...

I just knitted mine today and it turned out amazing. I needed a pattern for one skein of yarn and this totally worked with it. Thank you for the awesome pattern!!!

 
At 1:44 PM, Blogger sophstar's mama said...

I've been wanting to try this but I don't have double-pointed needles. Is there anything I would need to change in the pattern in order to do it all on straights?
Thanks,
Kathryn - sophstarsmama@gmail.com

 
At 6:39 AM, Blogger Rebecca said...

You cannot knit "in the round" on straight needles. You need either circular or double-pointed needles. You can make DPNs out of dowel rods by cutting them to the length you need, sharpening the ends with a pencil sharpener and then sanding them. I have done this & they make excellent needles, very cheaply.

 
At 7:44 AM, Blogger Rebecca said...

YES, YOU CAN knit a tube on straight needles. I was looking in this book last night, and they have several patterns for gloves which are knit on 2 straight needles. It is a Swedish technique of "double-knitting" where you knit 2 layers at once. I think it might be better to knit this hat on DPNs, though. Anyway, here is the link to the book: http://www.interweave.com/knit/books/homespun.asp

 
At 5:18 PM, Blogger Blogskee said...

How would I adjust this for a baby hat? Baby is 10 months old.

 
At 3:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This hat looks just adorable; thank you for posting the pattern (I'm going to try it this weekend!)

 
At 8:37 AM, Blogger k. borcz said...

lovely!! Now, if I can only figure out the increasing stitch.

 
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At 7:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if this is still open, and I'm not sure if this question makes sense -- but when you say to slip the last stitch on the even rows, what do I do with the slipped stitch when I start the next row? The working yarn is at the 2nd stitch --

Thanks

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger Vicky said...

I just finished this pattern and LOVED making it. I had made several baby hats so was familiar with this type of decrease but found it a bit fiddly as you mentioned and thought I would mention that if you would just bind off 10 stitches of the band instead of 12 it would make the decreases look much neater and they will all line up. I didn't think about this until I got to the decreases so mine don't line up but will definitely make the hat again and will remember to do this. LOVED the hat, can't wait to find a fun button!! I just started knitting in June and besides a small blip, trying to knit a KIP and getting off in my seed stitch it went great. Thanks for posting it for all of us to try!!

 
At 2:46 PM, Anonymous Donna S. said...

I just saw this hat today in "Entertainment Weekly" (with Julia Roberts on the cover); it was listed as being sold at Barney's New York for $185. The article was one where someone had written in liking a hat they saw on a TV show or a movie, and they gave buying info. I hope you're getting a piece of this!

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger twelvedaysold said...

This was my first "real" knitting project (after 4 washrags) and it turned out great! Thanks for posting this pattern. And write soon!

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger nekkidknitter said...

hi there! I really love your pattern...I'm about to get a head start on my Christmas knitting by making a few. :) Anyway, if you're at all interested, I converted the pattern as a .pdf file. If you happen to be on Ravelry you can upload it so people can download it directly from there. I'd be happy to email it to you!

 
At 10:49 AM, Anonymous Alexa said...

This pattern is great! I just finished making my first one, which I must say is going to be followed by many many more! It was such a quick, easy knit and I love the result! This is overall the second hat I've made, and the first one looked terrible on me :( but now I have a lovely hat that actually looks great and doesn't give me hat hair! Thanks again for the fantastic pattern!

 
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At 4:24 PM, Blogger Sari said...

I love this hat. It sort of reminds me of one that 13 wore on "House". And---no evil DPNS. That makes it so much better for me......

 
At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Juanet said...

What size circular needles did you use? Are they the size 10's as well? Or did you go smaller? Thanks! :) I love this hat and can't wait to make one more myself. :)

 
At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Andrea said...

Hi, Could you make this on a circular needle?

 
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At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I'm Cristina and I live in Mexico,I think this hat is so beautiful and so cute, I would want to make one, but, Do you have the instructions in Spanish?, because I don't understand it, I don't know enough english to understand it. Or if you would can to put a video on youtube will be very good. This is my email:
lacristy_911chida@hotmail.com :-)
Thank you very much.
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At 9:37 PM, Blogger Molly said...

quick question:

After casting on, it says work 3 rows seed stitch, slip the last stitch purlwise on even rows.

Does this mean you want the rows to be:

Row 1: P1, K1 to end
Row 2: *K1, P1, repeat from * to last two stitches, K1, slip as if to purl
Row 3: P1 K1 to end

OR

Row 1: K1, P1 to end
Row 2: *P1, K1, repeat from * to last two stitches, P1, slip as if to purl
Row 3: K1, P1 to end

I think it's the first one, because your increase rows start with a K1, P1 ish row, and if it's the latter than there are two of those rows consecutively...

Thanks!

 
At 9:38 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

Hi! I am wondering if it's possible to use circular needles instead of the double pointed ones (not sure how to use those yet).

Thanks!
Michelle

 
At 4:46 PM, Anonymous Lazy Knits said...

Absolutely gorgeous hat!

 
At 1:26 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

i am not sure what you mean by slip last stitch purlwise on Row 2. this means you don't work it so it stays a purl stitch from the Row 1? So if this is the first stitch of the third row, is the order now p1 p1 k1 p1 k1 p1?

Thanks!

 
At 3:10 AM, Blogger Mama Monique said...

Hey Rachel,

I really lóve this pattern and linked you on my website. Hope you don't mind me using your picture? If you do, please email me about it, than I will remove it right away.

Lovely greets an many thanks for this pattern from Holland.

 
At 10:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Rachel. I plan to make this for my daughter in Alaska. She will be excited to receive it - it's just darling...just like her. Love it,
Thanks so much for the pattern!!

 
At 11:12 AM, OpenID antarcticlust said...

This looks super cute - and I like your directions much better than some from other versions of the button-tab hat. I'm casting on in a few minutes!

 
At 5:00 PM, Blogger Karey said...

What a great hat! The button is so cute.I'm going to give it a go! Thanks for the pattern!

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger KatOfDiamonds said...

I'm gonna have to try it!

 
At 9:59 AM, Blogger Beth said...

This hat is adorable.I was just trying to figure out the pattern. Do I start with the 3 seed stitch rows & then do the increase rows, then decrease rows in that order?

 
At 7:27 PM, Anonymous Lozbee said...

Fantastic hat! I just finished my first ever knitting project, and it was this hat - made it for my sister-in-law. She's going to love it! Thanks so much for posting this pattern :) I did use size 10mm circular needles until Row 10 on the last knitting in the round section. After that I had to use DP needles (and only had 10.5mm size), but they worked fine.
Thanks again!

 
At 7:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the hat... thank you so much for posting this pattern.
TEMA

 
At 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice pattern. I WROTE every word rather than have to print out every comment; not withstanding the fact that I don't give a bankityblank what others think. Further, it's not free if you have to use all that ink and paper.

 
At 3:24 PM, Anonymous Sam said...

A really great pattern I could not get any 6mm dpn's so did it circular which worked fine.

 
At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Olga said...

Dear Rachel, I love your Robin's Egg Blue Hat. Everything is clear to me except at the end: *knit 7, k2tog* rep form? What does it mean-form.? Do I repeat btw.* ? or do it only once and k to end?
Please, explain. I repeated it all the way and the hat turned out very small.
The word form. through me off.
Thanks, Olga

 
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At 11:09 AM, Anonymous Lorraine said...

My question is the same as Olgas', I am confused by the instructions for the decreasing. Does anyone have any advice?

 
At 12:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks so cute! I can't wait to give it a whirl!!

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger Handicap Helen said...

I just finished this pattern this morning and I love it! It's so cute and adorable. Thanks for the pattern!

 
At 7:18 AM, Blogger Lux said...

Thanks for the lovely pattern and I would love to Knit it.
Just had the same question that has been asked before
"the last stitch purlwise on even rows" - is this meant only for those 3 rows of seed stitch ONLY or do you mean it for ALL of the rest of the seed stitch?

 
At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Cindy said...

Rachel--I read through all the comments hoping someone had already answered Olga's question. I have the same one. What do you mean by "form". Should we repeat the section between the stars once, or should we continue through the whole row, and then knit the last few stitches? Please answer quickly! I need to finish this hat!

 
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At 10:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

72Thanks for a great pattern! This is my second finished knitting project :) and plan to make a few more of these hats for Christmas.

 
At 10:12 AM, Blogger lou said...

How often do you slip purl?

 
At 10:27 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

Knocked out two in two days! Thanks for this pattern - guess what everyone's getting for Christmas this year!!! :D

 
At 10:30 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

For anyone still confused by the decrease instructions, you should repeat from * to * all the way around the hat. This is how I did it. You will have an extra 5 sts at the end of the row; just knit those until you get down to where you're doing *k3, k2tog* and then incorporate into the pattern. The finished product may look sort of small, but I have a fat head and lots of hair, and it fit me fine.

 
At 7:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would happen if I decreased the size of the knitting needle to 8.00 mm? Thanks so much! Absolutely love it!

 
At 8:11 AM, OpenID craftycrusader said...

Here's my cloche version of this cute hat
http://craftycrusader.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/fo-knitted-sparkly-cloche/

 

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