While doing the girls hats, Daddy decided he wanted one too. Took a while for me to find a pattern I wanted for him. You see, he is a big Manchester United Football Club fan but he has their hat already. I thought of doing the hat in yellow and red but that would have looked very Spanish. Could have gone with red and white, colours of Singapore and a few other Asian country flag but the yarn I bought for him (same as Miss M’s – Vera Moda biscay) did not have red. His favourite colour is green so I went with primary colour green and secondary colour white.
I came across a pattern at Kids Cats & Knitted Hats blog under Hats Frenzy. It’s using 2 colours, the secondary colour creates these group of four “V” in a diamond shape. Basically, where ever, you want the “V” to form, wrap that peg in the secondary colour yarn instead of the primary colour. Doing this reminded me a bit of the Fair Isle technique in needle knitting.
The blog author’s pattern has the diamonds going up in a single line, I decided to alternate, the second row of diamonds started between 2 diamonds of the bottom row. Also hers are a bit spaced while mine a closer together. That’s because I left my iPad in the bedroom and could not be bothered going in to get it to check the pattern.
all knitting is e-wrap
carry the yarns behind the pegs.
This is a 4 peg repeat pattern so the number of pegs should be a multiple of 4. That way it can be adjusted to fit any size of head.
C1 – Colour 1
C2 – Colour 2
Ribbed Brim as long as you want.
start of pattern
2 Rows of Knit with C1
Row 3, C1 – wrap pegs 1, 2, skip peg 3, *wrap pegs 4, 5 and 6, skip peg 7 – repeat from * until the end of the row
Row 4, C2 – wrap all the skipped pegs, knit off.
Row 5, C1 – wrap peg 1, skip peg 2, wrap peg 3, skip peg 4 – repeat until the end of the row.
Row 6, C2 – wrap all the skipped pegs, knit off.
Row 7 and 8 – repeat Rows 3 and 4.
That’s one set done. If you want the diamonds to be in a straight line up, then knit 2 rows of C1 then repeat the pattern from Row 3, knit 2 rows of C1, repeat from Row # until desired length has been reached.
However, if you want what I have done then follow Row 9 onwards here.
Row 9, C1 – skip peg 1, wrap pegs 2, 3 and 4, skip peg 5, wrap pegs 6, 7 and 8, skip peg 9 – repeat this pattern until the end of the row.
Row 10, C2 – wrap all skipped pegs, knit off.
Row 11, C1 – knit peg 1, skip peg 2 – repeat until the end of the row.
Row 12, C2 – wrap all skipped pegs, knit off.
Row 13 and 14 – repeat Rows 9 and 10.
Repeat from Row 3 to Row 14 until 10cm (4 inches) short of desired length.
Finish the rest using C1 only.
Use the gather removal method to take the hat off and close.