Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Seedie Beanie Version 1

So I think this hat has broken a new record for me. I made and tore up six versions of it before I finally perfected what I was looking for all along.

And here, here is the seedie beanie. Because I clearly am not good at naming things.



This is version 1 of the hat: Large sized, looser. The second version of the hat will be given its own post.

Gauge: 2.5 stitches and 4 rows per 1 inch.

Materials are as follows:
1 skein of Loops and Threads Charisma yarn
1 set of US #13 9mm double pointed needles
Optional: 1 16 inch circular US #13 9mm needle. (I say optional because I know these are harder to find.)
1 stitch marker (most stitch markers don't fit 9mm needles. You may just need to use a key ring or a tied up piece of yarn.)

Cast on 44 stitches. Join in a round and place a stitch marker.

Round 1-7: K2, P2 around for 7 rows
Round 8: Begin your seed stitch. K1, P1, K1, P1 for 8 stitches, increase by 1 stitch continuing the pattern. This means, if the last stitch was a purl, you increase by picking up the stitch below it with a knit. Repeat 5 times. Seed the last 4 stitches. (Total of 49 stitches now)
Round 9: P1 K1 P1 K1 and continue until the end of the round.
Rounds 10 - 26: Continue with seed stitch. Begin each even row with a knit stitch and each odd row with a purl stitch.

Begin decrease:
Round 27: Seed 22, Decrease 2 (P2T, K2T), Seed 23 (47 stitches remaining)
Round 28: Seed round
Round 29: Decrease 2 (P2T, K2T), Seed 43 (45 stitches remaining)
Round 30: Seed round
Round 31: Seed 18, Decrease 2 (P2T, K2T), Seed 19, Decrease 2 (K2T, P2T) (41 stitches remaining)
Round 32: Seed round
Round 33: Seed 16, Decrease 2 (P2T, K2T), Seed 17, Decrease 2 (K2T, P2T) (37 stitches remaining)
Round 34: Seed round
Round 35: Seed 5, Dec. 2, Seed 5, Dec. 2, Seed 5, Dec. 2, Seed 6, Dec. 2 (29 stitches remaining)
Round 36: Seed round
Round 37: Seed 3, Dec. 2, Seed 3, Dec. 2, Seed 3, Dec. 2, Seed 4, Dec. 2 (21 stitches remaining)
Round 38: Seed round
Round 39: Seed 1, Dec. 2, Seed 1, Dec. 2, Seed 1, Dec. 2, Seed 2, Dec. 2 (13 stitches remaining)
Round 40: Seed 1, Dec. 6 (7 stitches remaining)

Close off hat. 

And now you're done with the hat. 

If you so desire, you should have more than enough yarn left over to make a large pom pom for the hat. If you don't know how to make a pom pom, try looking up instructions on youtube. It takes a while and a bit of patience but it's really very easy.

Enjoy!

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