Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bella's Hat

So here it is, my first pattern! Its a hat designed to match these beautiful mittens designed by subiminalrabbit. She modeled them after the mittens worn by Bella in the Twilight movie :-) This pattern is free for personal use only! You may not sell items made from this item for profit.

Enjoy!

Materials
  • 100 yds bulky weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Jiffy)
  • 1 US #8 16" circular needle
  • 1 set US #8 DPNs
  • cable needle
  • stitchmarker
Gauge
  • Ribbing 5 stitches / 5 rows = 1 inch
  • Horseshoe cable: cable should be 2.5 inches wide at widest point, and 1.5 inches in height for one repeat

Finished Measurements: Hat will measure about 8.5 inches from cast on edge to top.

Abbreviations:

6-st LC: 6-stitch left-leaning cable. Slip three stitches to cable needle and hold in front;
knit next three stitches; knit three stitches from cable needle.

6-st RC: 6-stitch right-leaning cable. Slip three stitches to cable needle and hold in back;
knit next three stitches; knit three stitches from cable needle.

6-st LPC: 6-stitch left-leaning cable. Slip three stitches to cable needle and hold in front;
purl next three stitches; knit three stitches from cable needle.

6-st RPC: 6-stitch right-leaning cable. Slip three stitches to cable needle and hold in back;
knit next three stitches; purl three stitches from cable needle.

k2tog: Knit two together.

ssk: Slip one stitch knit-wise, then slip the next. Insert left needle into the front loops of the
slipped stitches and knit them together from this position (through the back loops).

p2tog: Purl two together.

Directions:

Cast on 80 stitches to circular needle. Place marker to denote beginning of round and join.

Ribbing: [K2, P3, K3, P2, K2, P2, K3, P3] Repeat between brackets around to marker
Repeat this row until piece measures 1.5 inches from cast on edge. If you like a longer hat, add another 1/2 inch or inch to the ribbing.

Row 1: [K2, P3, K12, P3] Repeat between brackets around to marker.
Rows 2 - 6: Repeat Row 1.
Row 7: [K2, P3, LC, RC, P3] Repeat between brackets around to marker.
Row 8: Repeat Row 1.

Repeat Rows 1 - 8 once then repeat Rows 1 - 4.

Decrease Section (switch to DPNs when stitches no longer fit on circular needle):
Row 1: [K2, P1, P2tog, K12, P2tog, P1] Repeat around. 72 stitches at end of round.
Row 2: [K2, P2, K12, P2] Repeat around.
Row 3: [K2, P2tog, LPC, RPC, P2tog] Repeat around. 64 stitches at end of round.
Row 4: [K2, P4, K6, P4] Repeat around.
Row 5: [K2, P4, ssk, K2, K2tog, P4] Repeat around. 56 stitches at end of round.
Row 6: [K2, P4, K4, P4] Repeat around.
Row 7: [K2, P4, ssk, k2tog, P4] Repeat around. 48 stitches at end of round.
Row 8: [K2, P4] Repeat around.
Row 9: [K2, P2, P2tog, K2, P2tog, P2] Repeat around. 40 stitches at end of round.
Row 10: [K2, P3] Repeat around.
Row 11: [K2, P1, P2tog, K2, P2tog, P1] Repeat around. 32 stitches at end of round.
Row 12: [K2, P2] Repeat around.
Row 13: [K2, P2tog] Repeat around. 24 stitches at the end of round.
Row 14: [K2, P1] Repeat around.
Row 15: [K2tog, P1] Repeat around. 16 stitches at the end of round.
Row 16: [K1, P1] Repeat around.
Row 17: [K2tog] Repeat around. 8 stitches at the end of round.

Cut yarn, leaving 10" tail. Thread tail through yarn needle and gather up remaining stitches, tightening to close hole and weave in yarn tail.

10 comments:

  1. Oh holy cow, so cute!! Thanks for the pattern, you rock :D Can't wait to have a matching hat!

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern! :D

    I just finished the Bella Mittens and was hoping to find a hat pattern that would sort of match. Now I can have a hat that matches the mittens exactly! WooT!

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  3. The hat looks awesome Holly!!!

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  4. Aww it's a cute hat!! People named Holly are the best!

    Holly L

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  5. Just found the Bella mittens on Ravelry and now this wonderful hat pattern. Thanks so much for sharing. I'll definitely be making a few of these for folks on my Christmas list

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  6. Such a cute hat and really quick and easy to make! Unfortunately I think I used the wrong size wool - I used one that matched the needle size but when I finished it it was too small for an adult head!...Could you give me an idea of what the weight and length was of the yarn that you used? Thanks again for putting this up!!!

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  7. @Rella Roo - I used a chunky wool (with a 5 on the label here in the states). You could increase the size by going up a couple needle sizes or adding some purls between the cables in addition to knitting an extra cable repeat or two to add length if it's needed.

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