Slouchy Muffin Hat

albert's picture

No B.S. to accompany this hat, just having fun exploring new stitches and combinations of color and texture. Hats are a great vehicle for learning/exploring.

The colorwork is standard stranded (say that 10 times fast!), and the texture stitch is seed stitch number 5 from the Knitting Fool website (thanks, Frank!).

The yarn is Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Cobblestone Heather and Camel Heather.

The lining and texture are done on U.S. size 7, and the colorwork on U.S. size 10.

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Crafty Andy's picture

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THis is fantastic, thanks for sharing, as you know I like hats a lot.

PieintheSky88's picture

Excellent work, very

Excellent work, very inventive! Something about it, to me at least, is reminiscent of "A Christmas Story".

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep

Tom Hart's picture

Great hat, Albert. Though I

Great hat, Albert. Though I have to say that I kept going back to the first picture to look at all that snow. I guess that's real live Maine snow in the background, eh? The hat looks like it's being modeled by a snowperson on a beautiful sunny day in the woods. Thanks for the great pictures, Albert.

scottly's picture

Oh, so very cute! I love

Oh, so very cute! I love it. Equally nice on a guy or girl.

I love this hat Albert, and

I love this hat Albert, and thanks for the instructions. I will be sorting through my stash to make one of these.

Kerry's picture

Nice hat.

Nice hat.

ronhuber's picture

Albert, that is a great hat.

Albert, that is a great hat. The colour work is wonderful.

TomH's picture

What a fun hat! Great work.

What a fun hat! Great work.

albert's picture

I just made it up. Here it

I just made it up. Here it is:

Worsted weight yarn (#4).

Color work pattern:

Row 1: Color A, k1; Color B, k2; Color A, K1; repeat till end of round.

Row 2: Color B, k2; Color A, k2; repeat till end of round.

Row 3: Color B, k1; Color A, k2; Color B, k1; repeat till end of round.

Row 4: Color A, k2; Color B, k2; repeat till end of round.

Texture pattern:

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: Knit next stitch in row below, Knit 1; repeat till end of round.

Row 3: Purl

Row 4: Knit 1, knit next stitch in row below; repeat till end of round.

Directions:

Cast on 112 stitches on size 7, 12 inch circ. Knit lining in stockinette for 4 inches.

Purl one round for turning under the lining.

Attach second color and do colorwork for 4 inches with size 10 needles.

Switch to size 7 needles and do 2 purl rounds as a boundry between the colorwork and texturework.

Begin texture stitch and knit for 4 inches, or until you get sick of it.

Place markers every 28 stitches to mark decreases.

Begin doing ssk/k2tog paired decreases at markers every other row till hat is as tall as you want.

Do one row of p1, p2tog decreases.

Purl one row.

Do two rows of p2tog decreases.

Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches with darning needle.

Pass darning needle through hole in top of hat, turn hat inside out and weave in the tail.

Stitch lining in place.

p.s. Of course, at some point you will have to switch to dpn's, magic loop, two circs, or pray for a miracle for the small diameter knitting.

I hope this is comprehensible!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks for the pattern,

Thanks for the pattern, Albert. Maybe if meant as a gift, it will not be mobbed by the other hats I own. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Bill's picture

That is VERY handsome!!!

That is VERY handsome!!!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is a very nice hat,

That is a very nice hat, Albert. I hope you [or whomever receives it] enjoys it a lot. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Mnjack's picture

I really like the hat. I

I really like the hat. I want to make a couple. It is one that I know my partner would wear and I would too. Did you make up the directions or is there some place I can find the pattern ? Great job.