Quaker Ribbed Bottom Hat

Quaker Ribbed Bottom Hat

Quaker Ribbed Bottom Hat

This is an experiment with blogging directly from Flickr; I’m pointing to an older photo in the stream to see how the automated blogging format looks. On a knitting note, this pattern was a great choice for a first hat. Details are available in the comments attached to the photo.

(BTW, it appears there are kinks in this process … so the appearance of this post will prolly change a few times.  Just a warning!)


2 Responses to “Quaker Ribbed Bottom Hat”

  1. 1 Jeannie August 2, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    why pay for the pattern, it is still free if you write contact us at frugalhus.

    here are FREE instrux:
    One size fits all. For snugger fit for children, use a size 7 circular needle.

    Materials: Worsted weight yarn, about 2 ounces ( about 100 yards)
    1 – 16 inch circular needle, size 9

    Gauge: (measured over stockinette st. on top part of hat)
    9 sts = 2 inches and 6 rows = 1 inch

    Directions: Beg at bottom brim of hat, cast on 76 sts. Join, being careful sts are not twisted around. Place a marker for beg. of round.
    Start Pattern: Purl around for 4 rounds, then knit around for 4 rounds.
    Repeat these 8 rounds 2 times more, then repeat 4 rounds of purling around once more. Now work in stockinette st, ( knit each round) for 5 inches, or about 7½ inches from beg., decreasing 2 sts. evenly spaced last round worked. (74 sts.) (there should be 4 purl ridges )
    Top decrease: * Knit 2 tog, knit 5 * repeating between *’s around, ending knit 4 (64 sts.).
    Last round: *Knit 2 tog, knit 4 * repeating between *’s around, ending knit 2 tog., K 2. Cut yarn leaving a length for sewing. Thread sewing needle with yarn end, and draw though remaining sts. Pull to close top. Fasten on inside. (you may want to draw yarn though all sts once more to make a more fully closed top) .
    Top knot hanging loop: Cast on 15 sts. Do not knit, but bind off in knit st.
    Sew into a loop shape, and sew loop to top of hat.

  2. 2 Pamela Dollarhide October 19, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    LOVED this hat. I added one more row to top. (*Knit 2 tog, K3, ending with K2). This extra row made a more secure closing at the top of the hat, I found.

    Thank you for this wonderful pattern!


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