Hey, Punkin Head, Here's a Hat for You!comments (13) October 2nd, 2014
It's never too late to get into the spirit of autumn. Knit this fun pumpkin hat to carry you thru the season in style! This hat is made from cozy shimmery wool yarn and knits up in a few hours.
2 balls Anny Blat Magique in the color Clementine
1 ball Anny Blat Magique in the color Green
1 ball Anny Blat Magique in the color Black
A couple of good alternatives to the Anny Blatt yarns would be Brown Sheep Burly Spun (for a subtle look or Plymouth Baby Alpaca Brush Twist (80% baby alpaca, 20% acrylic) for a fuzzier look.
Size US 10 circular needle 16" long
Size US 10 double pointed needles
13 st, 18 rows 4 in
K2tog knit 2 together
M1 make 1 –this increase stitch is made by picking up the bar between the two stitches with the left needle and knit into it through the back.
DPN double pointed needle
Step by Step
Cast on 52 (40) stitches loosely – kids size is in show in ( )
Place marker and join edges, to knit in the round. Knit in k1, p1 ribbing for 1 ½ inches ending at the marker.
K2, m1 until you have 78 (60) sts
Knit for 4 ½ inches from the edge of the ribbing.
Add stitch markers – place 5 more markers for a total of 6 markers 13 (10) sts apart .
Tip: use different color stitch markers so you can keep track of the original stitch marker.
Create the swirled crown – knit to 2 sts before a marker *k2tog, sl m* until the end of the round, 6 sts decreased.
Repeat until you have 12 sts on the needle. Change to the DPNs when you can't go around easily with the circular needle anymore.
Cut the orange yarn and with the green yarn continue to decrease until only 4 sts remain.
Make an I-cord stem 1 ½ inches long.
Bind of stitches and secure end.
Duplicate stitch embroider a jack o' lantern face to suit your personality. Check out a a great tutorial on this technique at About .com
Weave in any loose ends.
Hey Punkin Head is a cut from 2004 release of The New Rhythm and Blues Quartet's
Dummy. NRBQ has been making and breaking pop music rules for over four decades
Check out a sample at http://www.jr.com/product/music/pm/_532457/
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