Monday, January 24, 2011

Garter-ridge Hat



As of last night, I have a hat to wear with my scarf and mittens. This is one of my favorite hat patterns because the garter ridges allow the hat to vertically stretch and create a thick band to keep my ears warm.

Hat Pattern Update:

I didn't have a pattern for this hat, but here is how you can make one.

Find an existing hat pattern that you like. I knit my hat on a size 8 - (16-inch circular needle)

Cast on the desired number of stitches. Join in the round and begin the garter ridges/rings:

Purl five rounds
Knit five rounds

(Repeat as often as you like to achieve the number of ridges/rings you want. I repeated these rounds four times (resulting in four garter ridges) for the hat in the post, but three on one I made several years ago.)

Once you have the number of ridges/rings you want, then continue working on the hat with only knit rounds. The hat in the picture above measures 6 or 6.5 inches from the cast-on edge. (Measure without stretching out the ridges) Once you have the desired length, then begin the decrease rounds. 




9 comments:

  1. I LOVE IT NANCY. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'D DO WITHOUT MY HAT AND SCARF. ENJOY!

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  2. thats so pretty Nancy, i love it..

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  3. Cute set. Looks so warm and I love the garter ridges.

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  4. I really like it! Where did you get the pattern? gap_number_02@live.com

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  5. Never seen this pattern before but I really like it....good job!

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  6. A warm hat is a necessity where you live. This one looks great!

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  7. nifty hat. hum, just finished a baby hat and about to finish the shrug that goes with it... started a new pair of socks... but the hat is so darn cute.... ow well... maybe some day... thanks for sharing the directions... b.

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  8. its gonna get nasty cold. You may have to wear that hat inside! I think I will go to bed early with a book and my electric blanket.

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