HELP: Koolhaas Hat

teejtc's picture

I'm on row 4 of the crown on the Koolhaas hat and it calls for:
1/1 RPC, sl 1, k2tog, psso, 1/1 LPC

I've got the RPC and the LPC.. that's not a problem, but I have two questions:
1) is the k2tog supposed to be tbl?
2) what do I psso? Do I pass the k2tog over the sl1 or ???

Please help!


Grace and Peace,


TomH's picture

Just knit two stitches

Just knit two stitches together from the left needle onto the right needles as you would knit one stitch. Then, you pass the slipped stitch over the K2tog so only the K2tog remains on your right needles. Hope that helps.

greenmanmknz's picture

If you are in Denver, the

If you are in Denver, the HobbyLobby near Broadway and Hampden still has copies of the Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts issue which has the pattern in it. The hat is on my to do soon list, I've also just ordered some recent men's patterns books, should be at my office tomorrow

jedwards's picture

afternoon Tim When it say

afternoon Tim

When it say sl1 u just put one stitch onto your right hand needle then k2tog then psso mean pass slit stitch over...... so the stitch u slit onto the right hand needle earlier u just pass it over the k2tog stitch

TomH's picture

Let me know how it goes and

Let me know how it goes and how you like the pattern. It looks like a pretty cool hat. I thought about going out to try to find the pattern to add to my future project list. Hopefully, I'll still be able to find the pattern somewhere. What yarn are you using?

Go to Jared Flood's

Go to Jared Flood's blog

you can now download it for a fee.

Hope this helps.

BuduR's picture

The Koolhaas pattern isn't

The Koolhaas pattern isn't free you can download the pdf from knitting daily for 4.50. It really is a cool pattern. I'd love to make this hat, but my adventures in knitting in the round haven't been going well. I'm not giving up yet.

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I said down load it for a

I said down load it for a FEE.

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LOL old lady, old eyes.

LOL old lady, old eyes. I stand corrected.

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teejtc's picture

Well, it's official, I just

Well, it's official, I just finished it.

I'm really happy with it and will be starting another on exactly like the one I just finished in a day or so (the last one was for our babysitter, the next one is for my wife!) I used Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Superwash yarn and knit with DPNs the whole way through.

The pattern is out of the Interweave "Holiday Gifts" edition - I wasn't able to find the pattern anywhere as a stand-alone pattern.

I posted a pictures on my blog here, if you're interested.

Grace and Peace,

MMario's picture

I read it the same as

I read it the same as Frank.
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

purlyman's picture

Hi Tim, Whoops... I was

Hi Tim,

Whoops... I was going to reply about the 1/1 stuff, but I see you've figured that out. I don't think it would be tbl... I would slip one stitch, knit the next two together as usual, then pass the slipped stitch back over the stitch you just created with the k2tog. You're basically doing a double decrease with this.

Good luck! And Happy New Year!


teejtc's picture

Thanks! I guess maybe it

Thanks! I guess maybe it wasn't that hard if I'd just do exactly what it said and not "think" about it. It worked perfectly!

Grace and Peace,

purlyman's picture

Saw the pic! It's

Saw the pic! It's beautiful. I just learned last weekend that my cousin is director of HR at Interweave Knits. Who knew!!