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23 February 2007 @ 05:25 pm
Rose's Slouchy Hat - with Pattern  
I saw this photo of Rose and fell in love with that hat she's wearing.

Artsy brim photo.

Here's a side shot to show that it's a bit slouchy.

I used short rows to form the brim, but I didn't wrap my short rows so there's a gaping hole in the side of the brim! I guess it gives the hat character. :-)
And if anyone wants it, I've got a pattern for this hat.

Edit:Pattern! This is the first real one I've written, so if anything needs clarifying, feel free to ask.

Yarn – 2 skeins Moda Dea Washable Wool (superwash merino wool, 166 yards per skein) in Plum

Needles - US 10 ½, 16 inch circular and 10 ½ dpns

Gauge (with yarn held double) – 3 ½ sts per inch in stockinette

The yarn is held double for the whole hat and brim.

CO 66 sts on circs

Round 1: purl all sts
Round 2: *p6, m1* - repeat across the row
Round 3: *k1, p10* - repeat across the row
Repeat round 3 until the piece is 6 inches long

Round 1: *k1, p2tog, p to 2 sts from end of pattern, p2tog* - repeat seven times
Round 2: work the knits and purls as set
You’ll need to switch to the dpns somewhere in the decreases
Repeat the two decrease rows until there are 21 sts left
Next row: *k1, p2tog*
Knit 1 row

Break the yarn, leaving a 9-inch tail. Pull the tail through the remaining sts

You should wrap your short rows to avoid getting holes in the sides of the brim.

Starting at the first CO stitch, pick up 23 sts
Row 1: starting on a WS row, p22, turn
Row 2: k21, turn
Row 3: p21, turn
Row 4: k19, turn
Row 5: p17, turn
Row 6: k15, turn
Row 7: p13, turn
Row 8: k11, turn
Row 9: p9, turn
Row 10: k9, turn
Repeat rows 9 and 10 once more
Row 11: p to the end of the row
Row 12: k the whole row
Row 13: p16, turn
Row 14: k11, turn
Row 15: p13, turn
Row 16: k15, turn
Row 17: p17, turn
Row 18: k19, turn
Row 19: p21, turn
Row 20: k21, turn
Row 21: p22
BO all sts

Put a brim-shaped piece of plastic into the brim bit. Sew the brim shut and weave in all the yarn ends.

Edit #2:Thanks to love_is_all for pointing out that the stitch pattern had the wrong number of purls. The fixed instructions are in bold.
Rachel: [dw] blinded by science!ack_attack on February 23rd, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
Oh my god! That is seriously adorable!!!!! I would look really stupid in that hat, but you totally pull it off. I am jealous of your skillz :D
Tricia: Jimvector on February 23rd, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC)
That is such a great looking hat and it looks fantastic on you! I think the color is really superb too. I'd love to see the pattern if you get a chance.
Grace: simon amstell is coolthesnapemobile on February 24th, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)
The pattern's up.
penwiper337penwiper337 on February 24th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
It's absolutely adorable! You did a really good job of capturing the original pattern, too.

If you want to share the pattern, I'd love to link to it from crafty_tardis, my Doctor Who crafts community. That goes for anyone else out there with a Doctor-Who related pattern!
Grace: simon amstell is coolthesnapemobile on February 24th, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
Feel free to post the pattern on your community!
I poked around there a bit, and I like your Tardis phone cozy. Do you have a wooshing ringtone to go with it? :-D
penwiper337penwiper337 on February 24th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I know it's a bit quiet at the moment, but I'm currently working on some projects to post.

I wish I did - I can't find a Who ringtone for that phone. :(
Christy: tonicangel - heroes - clairezucchini on February 24th, 2007 03:09 am (UTC)
omg! I'd SOO like the pattern! Rose always wore the cutest of things. I've made her gloves already from the season 2 finale. You can reach me at zucchini3 AT aol DOT com.
Grace: simon amstell is coolthesnapemobile on February 24th, 2007 04:54 am (UTC)
Rose always has the best knit things! I've been looking for the right color of varigated yarn to make the cabled scarf she wears in Boomtown.
Leigh... LeighLeigh... Leighloo...Ladle...etc...leighleighla on February 24th, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
I'm totally snagging this. Thanks!!!
love_is_alllove_is_all on March 2nd, 2007 06:09 am (UTC)
Making ze hat.
Alright, I've started knitting your hat and came on a snag. With the increases the stitch count is 77, but then you have us repeat a pattern with ten stitches. I changed it to k1,p6... but if you have something else intended, please specify.

Knowledge share: my roomate and I are both knitting one!
Grace: simon amstell is coolthesnapemobile on March 2nd, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Making ze hat.
The pattern should be 11 stitches long. Sorry for the typo! :-) I'll fix that.
Lieutenant Kittylt_kitty on February 20th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
After you were finished with the hat, did you have yarn left over, or did you use pretty much all of it? (in other words, if you're using a slightly smaller skein, would you need to get an extra one?)

Grace: simon amstell is coolthesnapemobile on March 15th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
When I made my hat I had a decent amount of yarn left over, so you should be fine with the two worsted skeins. One bulky-weight skein would even be ok if you're not doubling the yarn.
Lieutenant Kitty: atomiclt_kitty on March 17th, 2008 07:31 am (UTC)
Excellent! Thanks for the info. :)
knittergoddssknittergoddss on August 22nd, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for posting this pattern. It's beautiful
Staceystaci_x2 on December 20th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
lovely pattern! What sort of wool did you use to knit it? Was it double knit or something different? Thanks :)
pixykaytepixykayte on February 23rd, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
What kind of plastic does one use for a brim? Needlepoint plastic or something else? It came out so cute and I'm going to try and make one this week!