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Free one-skein knitting pattern – Shakti hat

Shakti | free knitting pattern | Ravelry | hat | faerwear

Who was Shakti?

In this particular case, I’m referring the person this pattern is named after, a brilliant and beautiful Australian friend of mine. Because she lives “down under”, I had to knit this during the summer. I tried several other things, ripping back several times, until I let the design simplify and knit itself, based solely on a stitch pattern from an old Tricot stitch pattern book.

Like Arrow, this one features a twisted rib brim and a simple stitch pattern (in this case, Spiral Stitch) that looks fancy, but it’s easy enough for a beginner who’s comfortable working in the round. The Ravelry pattern page is here. There’s also a handy-dandy little “print-friendly” button at the end of this post so you can print or PDF this pattern easily.

This is not a “professional pattern” and is being offered up for free (and as such, nope, I didn’t gauge, because I hardly ever do when I whip up a hat since I use the same needle size almost every time and  I know myself). Many people have knit it in the past 9+ years with beautiful results, and any errors that may have been encountered in the original pattern were worked out long ago by enthusiastic and courageous knitters like you. 

Materials:

  • Yarn: Patons Classic Wool, 100% Pure New Wool; 100g/223 yards; 1 skein (you’ll use less than half!)
  • US8 dpns
  • US8 16″ circular needle (optional)
  • Stitch marker (1)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Stitches & Abbreviations:

  • k: knit
  • k1-tbl: knit one stitch through its back loop
  • p: purl
  • k2tog: knit two stitches together
  • yo (increase): yarn over
  • kfb (increase): knit into the front and then the backof the stitch
  • eor: End Of Round

Instructions:

Using the long-tail cast-on method, cast on 72 stitches, join for working in the round and place marker for end of round. Knit 12 rows of “twisted rib” as follows:

*k1-tbl, p1; repeat from * to eor.

When you’ve knit twelve rows of twisted rib for the brim, knit the increase round:

*k1, kfb; repeat from * to eor. 108 stitches. Begin stitch pattern.

Round 1: *p3, yo, k4, k2tog, k3; repeat from * to eor.
Round 2: *p3, k1, yo, k4, k2tog, k2; repeat from * to eor.
Round 3: * p3, k2, yo, k4, k2tog, k1; repeat from * to eor.
Round 4: *p3, k3, yo, k4, k2tog; repeat from * to eor.

For a more fitted hat (as shown), repeat the above four rows 9 times for a total of 36 rows (not including brim). For a slouchier hat, add additional repeats (per personal preference) of these above four rows.

Begin decreasing for crown:

Round 37: *p2tog, p1, yo, k2tog 4x, k1; repeat from * to eor. 72 sts.
Round 38: *p2tog, k2tog, yo, k2tog 2x; repeat from * to eor. 45 sts.
Round 39: *p1, k2, yo, k2tog; repeat from * to eor. 45 sts.
Round 40: *p1, k2tog 2x; repeat from * to eor. 27 sts.
Round 41: *p1, k2tog, k1, k2tog; repeat from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2tog. 18 sts.
Round 42: *p1, k2tog; repeat from * to eor. 12 sts.
Round 43: *p1, k1, k2tog; repeat from * to eor. 9 sts.
Round 44: *k2tog, k1; repeat from * to eor. 6 sts.

Cut yarn and with tapestry needle, thread through remaining stitches on the needle. Weave in ends. Block if preferred.

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Free one-skein hat knitting pattern – Arrow Hat

Arrow hat | free knitting pattern | faerwear

Arrow: a quick favorite hat

Please note – this is and has always been a free pattern – i shared it only because I loved my own results, but there’s no gauge, there aren’t any row counts, and I am crap for support questions (you get what you pay for, lol – Ravelry forums are *awesome* though). If anyone wants to have a go at that, by all means, it just can’t be me. I was nesting like crazy when i knit this hat (I was 7 or 8 months preggo in the photo above), and the egg is now a lanky seven year old with teeth everywhere.

Arrow’s a quickie and uses less than 200 yards of yarn. The stitch pattern is simple enough for a beginning knitter who feels comfortable working in the round.  The pattern starts at the twisted-rib brim.

To get the cool stripey thing, i used Plymouth Encore’s Colorspun worsted in “Emeralds” (colorway 7148) and had about a third of a skein left over. Feel free to use whatever worsted weight yarn you want, preferably a wool or wool blend.

The Ravelry pattern page is here if you wanna queue it up, add it to your faves or any of that fun stuff. There’s also a “print friendly” button at the end of this post – click it, and you’ll have a nicely-formatted, printable option for, well, printing, or PDF.

Note: Make sure you’re doing “k1-tbl, p” for the twisted rib.

Materials:

  • Yarn: Plymouth Colorspun Worsted, 75% Acrylic, 25% Wool; 100g/200 yards; 1 skein
  • US8 dpns
  • US8 16″ circular needle (optional)
  • Stitch marker (1)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Stitches & Abbreviations:

  • k: knit
  • p: purl
  • k1-tbl: knit one stitch through the back loop
  • k2tog: knit two stitches together
  • yo (increase): yarn over
  • sl1: slip one stitch from left needle to right
  • psso: pass slipped stitch over
  • M1-F (increase): “front” raised increase: insert your left hand needle from front to back under the running thread between your left and right hand needles then knit the stitch.*
  • eor: End Of Round

* I made this abbreviation up – in a “normal” situation, you knit into the back of this stitch in order to tighten this stitch and lessen a “hole” – however, I’ve knit into the front specifically to make this hole visible as a design element.

Instructions:

Using the long-tail cast-on method, cast on 78 stitches, join for working in the round and place marker for end of round. Knit 12 rows of “twisted rib” as follows:

*k1-tbl, p1; repeat from * to eor.

When you’ve knit twelve rows of twisted rib for the brim, knit the increase round:

*k2, M1-F; repeat from * to eor. 117 stitches.

Knit 10 rows straight and begin stitch pattern:

Round 1: *k2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k5; repeat from * to eor.
Round 2 (and every alt row): knit
Round 3: * k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k4; repeat from * to eor.
Round 5: *k4, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k3; repeat from * to eor.
Round 7: *k5, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k2; repeat from * to eor.
Round 9: *k2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1; repeat from * to eor.
Round 11: *k1, (yo, sl1, k1, psso) twice, k2, yo, sl1, k1, psso; repeat from * to eor.
Round 13: *k2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k2, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from * to eor.
Round 15: *k5, k2tog, yo, k2; repeat from * to eor.
Round 17: *k4, k2tog, yo, k3; repeat from * to eor.
Round 19: *k3, k2tog, yo, k4; repeat from * to eor.
Round 21: *k2, k2tog, yo, k5; repeat from * to eor.
Round 23: *k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1; repeat from * to eor.
Round 25: *k2tog, yo, k3, (yo, sl1, k1, psso) twice; repeat from * to eor.
Round 27: *k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1; repeat from * to eor.

When you’ve completed these twenty-seven rows, knit 2 rows. If you’d like a longer/slouchier hat you can knit more rows here. Otherwise, continue on:

Round 30: *k7, k2tog; repeat from * to eor.
Round 31: knit
Round 32: *k6, k2tog; repeat from * to eor.
Round 33: knit
Round 34: *k5, sl1, k1, psso; repeat from * to eor.
Round 35: *k4, sl1, k1, psso; repeat from * to eor.
Round 36: *k3, sl1, k1, psso; repeat from * to eor.
Round 37: *k2, sl1, k1, psso; repeat from * to eor.
Round 38: *k1, sl1, k1, psso; repeat from * to eor.
Round 39: *sl1, k1, psso; repeat from * to eor.
Round 40: k2tog around.

Cut yarn and with tapestry needle, thread through remaining stitches on the needle. Weave in ends. I didn’t block my hat since it’s mostly acrylic – but you can make that choice depending on what you use for yarn, personal tastes, etc…

As always, this pattern is for your personal use and, as with everyone else on this weblog, is protected by copyright. If you like this pattern and choose to knit it, I’d really love it if you’d add it to your Ravelry projects. It’s been fun seeing this hat continue to pop up over the years.

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Bonnet Belle – Free Knitting Pattern Baby Hat

Bonnet Belle, free knitting pattern baby hat | faerwear

This was a pattern I whipped up when my daughter was six months old (she’s eight years old now) – my kiddo had (has) a massive head and she’d outgrown all her baby hats, so we did this one afternoon.

The Ravelry page is here if you like keeping your projects updated.  It’s a cute little baby bonnet that only takes short bit of time to knit – you can modify it easily to add additional flavors, and it makes a great gift or charity knit.

Skill level/required skills: Skill level: easy. Skills required: knitting in the round, basic increases and decreases.

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (55% Merino/33% Microfiber/12% Cashmere; 120 yds/110 m; 50g/1.76 oz); 1 skein

Needles & Notions:

  • US2 dpns, set of 5
  • US5 dpns, set of 5
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker (optional)

Gauge: 5 stitches and 10 rounds to 1 inch in stockinette in the round on US5 needles, unblocked

Finished size: approx. 14” diameter, 5.25” length; fits newborn – 6 mos.

Stitches & abbreviations:
k: knit
p: purl
k2tog (decrease): knit two stitches together
KRL (increase)*: with right needle, pick up the loop directly
under the next stitch and place it on the left needle. Knit
this stitch and continue.
eor: end of round

* check out this URL for a demonstration of this increase: http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/05/very‐nearlyinvisible‐increase.html

Begin Pattern:
Using the long‐tail cast‐on method, cast on 96 stitches.

Divide evenly (24 sts) between four needles and join for working in the round. If you wish, place marker to indicate end of round (eor).

Make ruffle:
Round 1 knit.
Round 2 *k4, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 80 sts.
Round 3 knit.
Round 4 *k8, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 72 sts.

Make hat band:
Switch to US2 needles.
Round 1 knit.
Rounds 2-6 *k2, p2. Repeat from * to eor.

Make hat body:
Switch to US5 needles.
Round 1 knit.
Round 2 *k8, KRL, k1. Repeat from * to eor. 80 sts.
Rounds 3- 9 knit.
Round 10 *k9, KRL, k1. Repeat from * to eor. 88 sts.
Rounds 11-14 knit.
Round 15 *k10, KRL, k1. Repeat from * to eor. 96 sts.
Rounds 16-18 knit.
Round 19 *k11, KRL, k1. Repeat from * to eor. 104 sts.
Rounds 20-22 knit.
Round 23 *k11, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 96 sts.
Rounds 24-25 knit.
Round 26 *k10, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 88 sts.
Rounds 27-28 knit
Round 29 *k9, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 80 sts.
Round 30 knit.
Round 31 *k8, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 72 sts.
Round 32 knit.
Round 33 *k7, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 64 sts.
Round 34 *k6, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 56 sts.
Round 35 *k5, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 48 sts.
Round 36 *k4, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 40 sts.
Round 37 *k3, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 32 sts.
Round 38 *k2, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 24 sts.
Round 39 *k1, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 16 sts.
Round 40 *k2tog, k2tog. Repeat from * to eor. 8 sts.
Round 41 Repeat round 40. 4 sts.

With tapestry needle, draw working yarn through these six stitches, pull tight and weave in ends. Block if you wish.

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Evie’s Dream Scarf

Evie's Dream Scarf | free knitting pattern, free knitting patterns, lace knitting | faerwear

Originally a free download on Ravelry, this free pattern, Evie’s Dream Scarf, now resides here!

Evie lives in San Luis Obispo, California, where it never really gets that cold, but she likes scarves and appreciates a fine fiber. I wanted to make her something that showed off a bit of technique and kept me interested long enough to get it done – hence, larger needles, a lace stitch (“Dutch Lace”) I obtained from a vintage mon tricot knitting dictionary, a simple garter stitch border and a single skein of yarn, which provided me with a four-foot scarf when all was said and done. Charts make me cross‐eyed and as this is a free pattern, I didn’t pay anyone else to generate one for me (feel free to have at it though, and send it my way if you do!). Blocking will really bring out the beauty of this stitch (my photo above was prior to blocking, but check out the pattern page on Ravelry for much better photographs!)

Use the PrintFriendly link at the end of this pattern to print a “friendly” copy of this pattern!

Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (70% Merino/30% Silk; 150 yds/137 meters; 1.76 oz/50 g) – one skein

Needles & Notions: 

  • US size 11 needles, 16” circular or straights
  • Stitch markers (2)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Finished size: Approximately 6” x 4’

Additional notes:
Gauge really doesn’t matter here, nor does the needle size or the yarn you use – play with it and experiment.

Stitches & abbreviations:
k: knit
p: purl
k2tog (decrease): knit two stitches together
p2tog (decrease): purl two stitches together
yo (increase): yarn over the needle to create a stitch
sl1/sl2: slip 1 (2) stitch(es) purlwise from left needle to right
psso: pass slipped stitch(es) over last knit or purl stitch(es)
cross 2 R: knit the second stitch on the left needle, then knit the first stitch

Begin Pattern:
Using the long‐tail cast‐on method, cast on 22 stitches and knit six rows (garter stitch). Place markers after the first three knitted stitches and before the last three knitted stitches on each row (simply denotes the garter stitch border). Stitch count never changes by row – you’ll consistently have 16 stitches between the markers.

Row 1: k8, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k8.
Row 2: k3, p4, p2tog, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p4, k3.
Row 3: k6, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k6.
Row 4: k3, p2, p2tog, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, p2, k3.
Row 5: k4, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k4.
Row 6: k3, p2tog, yo, p6, yo, p2tog, p4, yo, p2tog, k3.
Row 7: k3, sl1, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k4, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, sl1, k3.
Row 8: k3, p3, yo, p2tog, p3, yo, p2tog, p1, p2tog, yo, p3, k3.
Row 9: k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k4, k2tog, yo, k7
Row 10: k3, yo, p2tog, p3, yo, p2tog, p2, p2tog, yo, p5, k3.
Row 11: k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k4, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k2tog, yo, k9.
Row 12: k3, yo, p2tog, p2, p2tog, yo, p1, sl2, p1, yo, p2tog, p4, k3.
Row 13: k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, cross 2 R, k2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k6.
Row 14: k3, p2, p2tog, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, p2, k3.
Row 15: k4, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k4.
Row 16: k3, p2tog, yo, p6, yo, p2tog, p4, yo, p2tog, k3.

Repeat pattern from row 7 until you’re almost out of yarn (if using the same yarn and yardage) or as long as you want it.

Knit six rows (garter stitch) and bind off. Weave in ends, then block gently by pinning out and misting or steaming carefully.

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