Bus hat

Coming home on the bus today, I noticed a woman’s knit hat (of the basic slightly slouchy variety). I notice knitwear fairly often and even sometimes make a short-lived attempt to figure out the pattern. In this case, the woman was sitting right in front of me and the pattern looked quite simple, so I tried to figure it out. And then I quickly made notes on my iPod touch. Then I took a quick snap with my phone. Maybe I’ll even figure out how to get the picture off my phone without costing any money…

So, here are my quick notes. I have no idea how this would work out in reality.

Cast on 120 stitches. I think it is a worsted weight yarn. On smaller needles, do K1P1 ribbing for 1.5-2 inches. Switch to bigger needles (it is a drapey garter).

Next round knit all.

Next round *purl 14, knit 1 (8 times total).

Repeat these rounds for … um ….(OK, note taking fails here) … a few times before it is time to start the decreases… I think the phrase is “do until done”.

At the appropriate time, start decreasing. I think it will be a sl 1, k2tog, psso (i.e. a symmetrical double decrease). Center the decrease on the stockinette, so you have nice triangular garter panels separated by a line of stockinette. The last round should have 8 stitches, joining together at the top.

Okay, not the best pattern, but possibly enough so that even if you haven’t seen it you could knit it. And now I’ve put my notes somewhere that I might not lose them.