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Almost

The eleventh hat for the In Rhythm collection has finally been photographed. This whole thing is taking far too long, but it will be finished. I refuse to leave it undone despite working 14 hours days. 1, because I said there would be 12, so there will be 12. And 2, because I love designing. Annnnnd I would like to come back to designing full time at some point.

The final step on this design is inserting the photos into the written pattern and making sure the layout flows. No weird line breaks or photos covering text. That sort of thing. Hopefully when I get home from work tonight I’ll be able to take a look at it. You know, assuming the LIRR runs and I don’t get stuck in Jamaica and arrive home after my bedtime. (Last week ended with a nightmare of a ride.)

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Go-To Hat in Scarfie – Free Knitting Pattern

Lion Brand Scarfie

Lion Brand Yarn, Scarfie
312 yards, 150 grams, bulky weight
78% Acrylic, 22% Wool
Color: Black/Hot Pink

Size
Adult: 18″ circumference
*Go down a needle size, or 2, to create a 16″ circumference for a tighter hat to keep your ears warmer. Looser is better for Spring and Fall to allow air circulation around the ears.

Needles
US size 9 (5.5 mm) 16″ circular and DPNs

Gauge
22 sts = 4” 1×1 twisted ribbing

Notions
Stitch marker to note beginning of rnd
Yarn needle for weaving ends

 

The Pattern
Cast on 96
Ribbing: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Work ribbing for 1.5”

Rnd 1: Purl
Rnds 2-6: *p1, k1tbl; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 7: Purl
Rnds 8-12: *k1tbl, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Work rnds 1-12 a total of 3 times, or as desired to length before beginning crown decreases.
Purl 1 rnd

Crown decreases
Change to DPNs when necessary
Rnd 1: *[p1, k1tbl] 7 times, k2tog; rep from * another 5 times.
Rnd 2: *[p1, k1tbl] 7 times, k1; rep from * another 5 times.
Rnd 3: *[p1, k1tbl] 6 times, p1, k2tog; rep from * another 5 times.
Rnd 4: *[p1, k1tbl] 6 times, p1, k1; rep from * another 5 times.
Rnd 5: *[p1, k1tbl] 6 times, k2tog; rep from * another 5 times.
Rnd 6: *p12, k1; rep from * another 5 times
Rnd 7: *[k1tbl, p1] 5 Times, k1tbl, k2tog; rep from * another 5 times.
Rnd 8: *[k1tbl, p1] 5 Times, k2tog; rep from *another 5 times.
Rnd 9: *[k1tbl, p1] 4 times, k1tbl, k2tog; rep from *another 5 times.
Rnd 10: *[k1tbl, p1] 4 times, k2tog; rep from * another 5 times.
Rnd 11: *[k1tbl, p1] 3 times, k1tbl, k2tog; rep from *another 5 times.
Rnd 12: *p6, k2tog; rep from * another 5 times.
Rnd 13: *[p1, k1tbl] twice, p1, k2tog; rep from * another 5 times.
Rnd 14: *p1, k1tbl, p1, k2tog; rep from * another 5 times.
Rnd 15: *p1, k1tbl, k2tog; rep from * another 5 times.
Rnd 16: *p1, k2tog; rep from * another 5 times.
Rnd 17: k2tog 6 times – 6 sts remain.
Cut yarn and pull through remaining 6 sts.
Fasten off and weave in ends.


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Cables and Ribs In Rhythm

I’m working to get you the next (#11) In Rhythm hat! Knitting is being done with Knit Picks City Tweed Aran/HW and US size 8 needles. The design is a series of cable twists worked over a ribbing. I’m thinking I will put a Pom on top, completely optional, of course. My current favorite hats, though, are all finished off with a good Pom. Who doesn’t love a Pom? (I know the answer is lots of people. Haha.)

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Needles and Leaves (above) is my favorite hat to wear that I’ve ever made. Im actually wearing it right now! I’d take a selfie, but i don’t want to be “that person” on the train!

The current (as of yet unnamed) In Rhythm design kind of has a similar feel to Needles and Leaves with the cable rib type pattern and an Aran weight yarn.

We’re getting close to the end of this collection! Then we can move onward with some new things. I cannot wait to delve back into more shawls and I have gotten pretty hooked on doing more sweaters.

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Montgomery

Done and loaded! Pattern #10 from In Rhythm was released on Ravelry.

Montgomery is knit in Brava Sport from Knit Picks on US size 4 needles. Although it is a fairly heavily patterned design I found that it moved relatively quickly off my needles. That happens for me sometimes. Basic patterns seem to drag because of the monotony, but more complex designs move fast because I want to see what comes next.

This design was named for the song Angel from Montgomery after someone mentioned to me that the pattern panel looked like a snow angel. Completely an accident, but I’ll take it.

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There are 2 more designs coming from the In Rhythm collection. One is a multicolored striping thing using Knit Picks Swish DK and the other uses City Tweed Aran. Stay tuned! I’ll get them up as soon as I can.

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Psychedelic SunDaze

It’s here! The Psychedelic SunDaze hat has landed on Ravelry. It is hat #9 from the In Rhythm collection of 12 hat designs using Knit Picks yarns.

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Psychadelic Sundaze uses Knit Picks Galerie yarn in the Psychedelic colorway. It is knit from the bottom up in a simple rib and garter stitch pattern. The intention here was to let the beauty of the yarn shine through without a complex stitch pattern to overwhelm it.

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Galerie yarn comes in lots of fun colors. I was hard pressed to choose just one to work with. The style of the yarn reminds me of Noro yarns. It has a rough hand with amazing color. Worked tightly, the hat does definitely keep my ears warm. I wore it on some pretty cold days in NYC and my ears survived.