Monday, April 09, 2007

Smoke Signals hat pattern

Wavy Hat

Wavy Hat top

This 5 page pattern is great for using up odds and ends of worsted weight yarn. The colorwork is deceptively easy, and this project would make a great first stranded colorwork project for any knitter who has been thinking of giving the technique a try.

skills needed
knitting in the round, stranded colorwork, basic chart reading, basic decreases (k2 together).

16", 18", 19", 20", 21.5", and 24" circumference options (The original hat is 16", with supplementary instructions for the larger sizes.)

two 50 gram balls (about 100 yards each) of worsted or heavy worsted yarn, in colors of your choice

Most knitters will get gauge with US 5, 6, or 7 (3.75mm, 4mm, or 4.5mm) knitting needles. You will need DPNs for the top of the hat, unless you prefer to use the 2 circ. technique or magic loop. You can use 16" (or larger, depending on hat size) circulars for the majority of the hat. You will also need a darning needle for weaving in ends.

This pattern costs $5.50. It is in PDF format, and requires Adobe reader to view. (The latest version of which can be downloaded here.) After you purchase the pattern you should receive an email with a download link within a matter of minutes:

If you prefer, you could buy it directly from its Ravelry page.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I think this is really the ideal pattern for that lovely alpaca I was talking about on Caucus. As you know, I haven't done any stranding; will I really be able to do it? I'm good on the rest of it.

That would be, by far, the most expensive hat I've ever owned...

4/10/2007 1:17 PM  
Blogger Sabrina Hirsch said...

Love the hat, maybe the perfect pattern for me to learn color work!

4/10/2007 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a very beautiful hat this is - perfect to learn color knitting I think! Great job!

4/13/2007 1:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw your post to the forum on Ravelry. Have you thought about switching to E-Junkie? It's much cheaper than Payloadz.

5/11/2007 12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like the look of this hat, and tried to buy a copy thru payloadz, but as you noted on 5/9, again it doesn't seem to be working tonight 5/17.

5/18/2007 12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This hat looks awesome! I just ordered the pattern and I plan on using some gray Noro Kureyon and black yarn (taking the "smoke signals" thing literally?). :D

1/13/2008 1:55 PM  

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