Baby it's getting cold outside! Winter is slowly creeping in with one cool morning after another! I noticed this as I was out for a walk and I happened to pass by a lady walking her little girl in the pram. I had to stop them, while giggling, as I told the lady that the little girls hat had slipped over her eyes, yet she was sitting there looking like she was enjoying the outing non the less. This got me thinking that my little man will be in need of a tuque (Canadian for woolly hat) for the upcoming chilli weather. Instead of looking online for a pattern, I decided to have a little fun designing my own custom made hat for my boy.
I came up with a two toned hat incorporating my much loved triangles. A giant pompom was a must and. The pattern below assumes you know how to make one. (If not - there a bizillion tutorials out there in the cloud.)
Of course I tried to take some pictures of my son wearing the hat but he has decided that all of a sudden he never wants a hat on his again and getting a (decent) picture was impossible. As my blog is written in an effort to demonstrate "real life" and knitting, I posted some of my favorites just because that's how we roll!
To fit: head circumference of 50 cm
Yarn: Worsted weight/10ply in 2 colours (Blue COL 1, Grey COL 2)
Needles: 4 x 5mm Double Pointed Needles
With COL 1, cast on 72 sts. Distribute evenly over 3 needles. (24 sts per needle)
Join to form ring.
Rounds 1-6:Rib knit 1x1 (knit 1, purl 1)
Rounds 7- 11: Knit all sts
Rounds 12- 21:Using chart (see below), work pattern, repeat 8 times. (10 rounds) You will need to incorporate COL 2 accordingly.
Round 22 - 26: Keeping COL 2 attached, knit for 5 rounds.
Begin crown shaping. Knit 2 together at beginning of each needle until you have 18 sts left on each needle.
Knit 2 together at beginning and last two stitches of each needle until you are left with 6 sts in total. Cut yarn leaving 20 cm. Using a darning needle, remove last 6 sts off double pointed needles. Tie off and darn in ends.
To finish make one extra large pompom, sew into centre ring of crown. Darn in all ends.