Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lily of the Valley Hat in blue : FREE PATTERN

So I finally wrote down the pattern of the blue hat I made based on the Lily of the Valley stitch pattern.I love this version of the Lily of the Valley, so I made this:
Needles: 5.0mmYarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in blueGauge: 4.5 sts per inch
The stitch pattern calls for 18 stitches and 12 rows. I knit 5 repeats per row, and in between each 18-stitch set, I knit 4 stitches = 110 sts.

Cast on 108 stitches. Join in the round.
Knit 2x2 ribbing for about 1-1.5 inch. Once brim is of the length desired:

Round 1 : k54, m1, k54, m1 (110 stitches)
Round 2: * k4, p2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, p2tog, k1, k4 *   repeat ** all around
Round 3: knit all sts
Round 4: * k3, p2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2tog, k6, k4 *    repeat ** all around
Round 5: knit all sts
Round 6: * k2, p2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, p2tog, k5, k4 *    repeat ** all around
Round 7: knit all sts
Round 8: * k1, p2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, p2tog, k4, k4 *   repeat ** all around
Round 9: knit all sts
Round 10: * k6, p2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2tog, k3, k4 *   repeat ** all around
Round 11: knit all sts
Round 12: * k5, p2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, p2tog, k2, k4 *   repeat ** all around
Round 13: knit all sts

Repeat Rounds 2-13 until body of hat is the length desired. For my blue hat, I did 3 pattern repeats before decreasing for the crown.

First decrease round: *K9, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (100 sts)
Next round: *k8, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (90 sts)
Next: *k7, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (80 sts)
Next: *k6, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (70 sts)
Next: *k5, k2tog*    repeat ** all around(60 sts)
Next: *k4, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (50 sts)
Next: *k3, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (40 sts)
Next: *k2, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (30 sts)
Next: *k1, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (20 sts)
Next: *k2tog*    repeat ** all around (10 sts)

Finishing: Break off yarn and, using a tapestry needle, insert tail through remaining 10 sts on needle. Tighten hole and sew in ends.

VoilĂ ! You can also find the project pages on my Ravelry or Craftsy account :)
NOTE: You can make and sell hats using my pattern, but please give credit where credit is due. A simple link to my blog would suffice! Also, please send me photos or any feedback if you have any. I'd love to hear from you! :)
ETA again: You can see a modified chart of the stitch pattern on this post. :)

9 comments:

  1. I am trying your pattern for my first hat and noticed at the end of the rows you have k6,k4 is one of those supposed to be purl?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi there!

      I apologize for the confusion... I think I see where it got confusing.
      It really is a k6, k4; no purls in there. I only retained the separate notation of the K4 at the end of all the rows just to show the 4 sts that I added to each row of the original stitch pattern of the Lily of the Valley.

      Please let me know if you have any more questions, feel free to contact me again. :-) Oh, and if you can show me, I'd love to see your FO of this once you're done :D

      Happy New Year!

      **posted Jan 5, 2013

      Delete
  2. any suggested needle sizes?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi! I put the details on my Ravelry project page linked in the post. But in case you're not on Rav, I used 5.0mm circular needles and Lion Brand Cotton-Ease :)

      Delete
  3. Is it really purl two together? Or is in it knit two together? Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello there! It's really purl two together; this is what creates the little knobs that make up the little buds. :)

      Delete
  4. Hello. Do you use circular needles for this pattern? And if so, what length needles?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Sam,
      I cast on this project using 17-inch circular needles. Once you cast on the correct number of stitches, you begin knitting in the round. This means that, instead of knitting back and forth, you knit continuously (your first stitch to knit in the round would be the first stitch you cast on).

      Hope this answers your questions! :)

      Delete