Ribbed Hat

kylewilliam's picture

Help guys - there was someone in my work the other day and he had this hat on - I told him I needed to look at it for just a second.. then threw it on the ground and snapped a photo of it and told him I wanted to make one.

"you could make one?" he asked.

"sure" I said (quietly thinking to myself: I usually do hats in the round, and I see that the decreases are in the "purls" of the hat if it was in the round, but changing colors like that in the round would put mean starting the color over every row... damn I hope I can do it!) I THINK there was a seam on the inside of the hat... SO I was wondering if anyone had a "ribbed" hat pattern that I could modify to do blocks of color like this hat - it will have to be sewn up, I'm sure.

anyone have any ideas? I'm going to also show it to my LYS tomorrow when I paint - maybe they can just make up a pattern for me - but I HAVE to ask my men!

thanks for the help!




SKHolt's picture

Wow...You guys are

Wow...You guys are absolutely amazing to take a look at a garment and figure out how to make it....I've got a long way to go.


knit4brains's picture

Next time you see your

Next time you see your co-worker with the hat on, how about taking a look at it inside out? That should give you some indication of how it was made.

kylewilliam's picture

it wasn't a coworker - it

it wasn't a coworker - it was some random client that was in the store (I have no idea who he was) - I do'nt know if I'll see him in the store again.... but if I do and he has the hat on, I'll ask him.

I don't have to duplicate the hat - but I want to make one - I'm going to figure this out! :) thanks for the help guys - when (if) I get it sorted out I'll let you know!



No Kidding !!!!! (he typed,

No Kidding !!!!! (he typed, hitting himself upside the head).

I hate being a blond . . . even a bald blond . . .
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something similar could be

something similar could be done using short rows and a pie-wedge construction - but *this* one wasn't done that way - if you look closely you'll see the stitches run the wrong direction for it to have been short-rowed.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

Kyle, Mario: That bad boy

Kyle, Mario:

That bad boy was either done flat, as Mario suggests, or (my guess) it was pieced together: each section was added onto the preceding one by slipping the first stitch of the bald side of the piece. It may well have been pieced by doing it flat then grafting the final seam. But, I can't believe for a second that it was done in the round without a bazillion bobbins hanging around and even that wouldn't work because when you got back around the thing, the yarns would be on the opposite side of the blocks from where they were needed. It could be done with seperate triangles independently done then grafted together. That would explain the odd triangle in the center of gray/black/tweed.

Hmmmmmmm . . . . that sounds like the way I'd tackle it. Slip the first st. of each row so that you end up with 'live' sts. to graft onto.

Bon chance, Kyle!

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MMario's picture

we-ell, it *could* be done

we-ell, it *could* be done in the round, but at the end or each round you'd have to wrap the yarns to make the connection, then turn the work and reverse your direction of knitting. But there would still be a heck of a lot of bobbins.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

And the other thing

And the other thing is:

You've got a 'globe' problem to figure out. Stick with me here: You'll have to do a Mercator projection of the head. You'll have to take the circumferance of the head, the distance from the brim edge to the top of the triangles, and then, how many individual sections you want making up the "top of the globe". These triangles put together would form the northern half of the globe, exactly as the longitudinal lines form the sections of a global map.
There's pr'olly a mathematical equation propped up in a corner somewhere that would tell you how to do this easily, but I'm not a Mathamatician and I don't play one on TV.

And, I'm NOT sorry.
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wow! looks like a good way

wow! looks like a good way to use up leftovers - you can see that there are several weights of yarn in that.

what if you did it flat, - that would mean you wouldn't have to start the colour over every row, you could just wrap the yarns around each other at the colour change;

make the decreases INTERNALY, not at the edges of the entire piece; - which will produce a "cupped" fabric, then seam up along the edges.

it's hard to tell from the picture - but it looks like the decreases were done on every section every 8 rows , though it could have been every other section every four rows, staggering the decreases alternately.

appears to be a 4 x 4 rib, and either 96 or 104 stitches around plus, (probably) 2 edge stitches.

Doesn't appear to be more then an inch, maybe an inch and a hallf before it began decreasing.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.