Monday, February 19, 2007

Anemoi Hat Pattern

Anemoi Hat
This hat is the perfect mate for the Anemoi Mittens by Eunny Jang. Let the cold winds blow! Please post any comments, corrections, or improvements. Also, send links to photos of your own Anemoi Hat.

Materials
Yarn: 1 skein of Wildfoote Vanilla [MC], 1 skein of Wildfoote Blue Boy [CC]
Needles: US 2 circular needles, 16 inch and set of 5 US 2 double pointed needles
Notions: stitch marker, tapestry needle

Size
The pattern is written to fit a medium-sized head (about 21-22 inch circumference). You should be able to adjust the size by adding or subtracting a pattern repeat and proportionally reducing or increasing the cast-on.

Gauge
36 sts / 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Notes
I made this a bit loose because I intend to sew in a fleece liner. If you do not want to line the hat, knit in a smaller needle size.

For lack of a legend, read the charts thus: shaded squares are CC, white squares are MC, S = slip stitch purlwise with the yarn in back, / = knit 2 together.

Ribbing
Using circular needles, CO 160 st. Place marker, join to work in the round being careful not to twist. Knit one round.

Rib round 1: Attach CC; k1MC, k1CC, *k1MC, p1MC, k1MC, k1CC, rep from *, end k1MC, p1MC.
Rib round 2: k1MC, p1CC, *k1MC, p1MC, k1MC, p1CC, rep from *, end k1MC, p1MC.

Repeat round 2 eight more times or until desired length of ribbing.

Hat Body
Increase round: With MC, *k4, m1. Repeat from * to end of round. 200 st.
Knit one round MC.
Knit one round CC.
Knit two rounds MC.
Follow chart one. Eliminate or repeat diamond pattern (red bracketed section) for smaller or larger sizes.

Crown
Slip Stitch decrease round one (round 1 of chart two): With MC only, *sl1wyib (this will be in CC), k16, k2tog, sl1wyib (this will also be in CC). Repeat from * to end of round.
Resuming stranded colorwork, continue following chart two until there are 10 st remaining. K2tog five times so that there are 5 stitches left, break yarn and thread it through remaining stitches. Pull tight, weave in ends.

Finishing
Weave in all ends and block hat thoroughly. Sew in fleece liner.


Chart One



Chart Two

14 comments:

tiennie said...

Fantastic! That's great that you got permission from Eunny to post this!

Liz K. said...

Wow. Wow. Wow.

Sally said...

How is it possible that a hat that looks this complicated has such a short pattern?? Well??

And what Liz said, too.

carrie said...

great great work!

HPNY Knits said...

lovely! just lovely! I'll be curious to see how you line it.
thanks.

Dorothy said...

It turned out great! Thanks for the pattern.

Zippi said...

What Liz k, said....

Such a beautiful hat. Thank you for sharing the pattern and your finished hat picture.

Scott said...

I LOVE this hat! I'm going to try to make it in red & white for my daughter. I've never seen Wildfoote yarn here where I live. Can you give me any idea what other yarns might be comparable in size?

Thanks!
Scott

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Iggeth said...

Holy crap.. It's gonna take me forever just to get up the nerve to attempt this. It looks so awesome

annem76 said...

i found this pattern through ravelry, it looks amazing. I also took a look through your blog -- it's a knitting inspiration. just wanted to leave a few works of encouragement for what you're doing.

Jayne said...

I made this hat for my grandmother three years ago, my mother lined it in felt. Granny, however, refused to wear it saying it was too beautiful and kept it on her hatrack. I had lost this pattern until tonight and am so incredibly pleased to find it again! Thank you so much, for me and for her

The Clay Parrot said...

I just recently taught myself to knit and have made a few intermediate hats. I'm excited to try this one now. Thank you so much for posting this. You do beautiful work!

Kim said...

I'm very excited to try this pattern. I'm curious about the diamond part of the pattern. The picture makes it look like there thick cords of blue (as though they are 3d). I see them in the pattern but I don't any reason for them to stick out this way. Am I miss reading the pattern? I'm sorry if I'm not explaining this well. Thank you for your time!