As promised, here is a free knitting pattern for based on the little hat I knit while up in Snow Shoe, PA over this past weekend.
One little piece of trivia: This is Ludicraft’s first birthday! And I think there is no better way of thanking my readers than to share a new pattern with you. Let’s get rolling.
SNOW SHOE HAT PATTERN
Cast on 84 stitches.
Work in K1, P1 ribbing for about 1 ½ inches.
Switch to main pattern as follows:
TIPS: To make sure you are on track, here are a few tricks that I found helped me out with this part:
The second stitch of the k3 in Rows 1 and 3 is always a yarnover from the previous purl row.
The yo increase on the purl rows always occurs between the two stitches you passed the slipped stitch over.
In Row 1, hold the yarn in front of your work while you slip the stitch. The rest of the time, hold your yarn to the back of your work as you slip the stitch purlwise.
The psso is for BOTH of the k2 stitches.
Repeat these four rows until body measures about 3 ½ inches. End by knitting a WS row (either a Row 2 or Row 4).
Decreases for Crown
Repeat these two row once more.
15 rows for decrease.
On all even rows: Purl
You should still have a few live stitches on your needle. Cut a long tail and weave yarn through remaining stitches and pull to tighten.
Use mattress stitch to seam both sides together. Weave in ends, though this might be easier to do before you seam.
Now, go out into the woods and have some fun!