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Llama project


Lotty's Llama Hat (Palm tree version) 


Picture by Lottie Spek-Blok

SIZE

One (Baby/Children’s)  

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

MATERIALS

3Suisses, Solaria, 1 skein (50g); 100% wool, color: yellow 99.034/0v94; 1 skein, fiber content; (yd/m per 50g not stated on label); gauge according to label: 26 st/10 rows is 10/10 cm.

1 set US #1 or 2/2,5 mm double-point needles

1 set(s) US #3/3 mm straight needles

2 short sock needles or cable needles (ears)  

 

 

GAUGE (mine)

# sts/# rows = 4" in stockinet stitch

# sts/# rows = 4" in garter stitch

 

List of knitting Abbreviations

(Used in this pattern)

 

( )  work instructions within parentheses in the place directed

*  repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed

CO: cast on

st or sts: stitch or stitches

sts: stitches

k: knit

p: purl

pm:  place marker

yo: yarn over

k2tog: knit 2 s together

tbl: through back loop

s1: slip one

psso: pas slipped stitch over

kfbf: knit in front, back and front of s (2 sts increased)

BO: bind off

RS: right side

WS: wrong side

dpn: double pointed needle(s)

ssk: slip, slip, knit these 2 stiches together—a decrease

St st: stockinette stitch/stocking stitch

 

PATTERN NOTES

The hat is knit flat in one piece from front to back. The front is a rectangle, consisting of two side parts and a chevron stitch center.  When the front is finished, the two ears are knitted without binding off. Stitches are picked up to continue the back of the hat. This back part is shaped a lot like a sock heel: each row you knit the last sts of the middle part together with the first sts of the side parts.

Extra shaping is done by adding extra decreases in the lower backside.

 

The whole hat is alternately knit in stocking sts and garter sts. But take care: the pattern at the sides differs from the pattern in the center!

 

PATTERN

Front brim

CO 61 sts with needles size 3 mm

Knit 6 rows reverse stocking stitch and 5 rows garter stitch.

Like this:

Row 1, 3, 5: purl

Row 2, 4, 6: knit

Row 7, 8, 9, 10, 11: knit

Row 12: k4, (m1, k6)9x, m1, k3 (10 sts increased, 71 sts)

 

Front with side parts and chevron center:

(st st pattern)

 

Row 1 (RS): k2tog tbl, k21, place marker, yo, k2, yo, k9, s1 k2tog psso, k9, yo, k2, yo, place marker, k21, k2tog

Row 2: purl

Repeat row 1 and 2 for row 3, (4), 5, (6),

 

(garter st pattern)

Row 7(RS): k2tog tbl, knit to marker, yo, sm, k2, yo, k9, s1 k2tog psso, k9, yo, k2, yo, sm, k till last 2 sts, k2tog

Row 8 (WS): p 26, k19, p26

(Repeat 7 and 8 for rows 9, 10, 11, 12)

 

(Stocking st sides, garter st center)

Row 13(RS): k2tog tbl, k to marker, yo, sm, k2, yo, k9, s1 k2tog psso, k9, yo, k2, yo, sm, k to last 2 sts, , k2tog

Row 14 (WS): p26, k19, p26

Row 15 (RS) (start palm leaf) k2tog tbl, k to marker, yo, sm, k2, yo, k3, kfbf, k5, s1 k2tog psso, k5, kfbf, k3, yo, k2, yo, sm, k to last 2 sts, , k2tog (4 sts made = 75)

Row 16 (WS): p26, k3, p3 (= leaf), k11, p3 (= leaf),  k3, p26

Row 17 (RS): k2tog tbl, k to marker, sm, , yo, k2, yo, k11, s1 k2tog psso, k11, yo, k2, yo, sm, k to last 2 sts, , k2tog

Row 18: (WS): p26, k4, p3, k9, p3, k4, p26

 

(garter st sides and center)

Row 19(RS): k2tog tbl, k to marker, sm, , yo, k2, yo, k11, s1 k2tog psso, k11, yo, k2, yo, sm, k to last 2 sts, , k2tog

Row 20 (WS): k to m, sm, p4, k5, p3, k7, p3, k5, p4 to m, k22

Row 21(RS): k2tog tbl, k to marker, sm, , yo, k2, yo, k11, s1 k2tog psso, k11, yo, k2, yo, sm, k to last 2 sts, k2tog

Row 22 (WS): k to m, sm, p4, k6, p3, k5, p3, k6, p4 to m, k22

Row 23(RS): k2tog tbl, k to m, yo, sm, k2, yo, k11, s1 k2tog psso, k11, yo, k2, yo, sm, k to last 2 sts, k2tog

Row 24 (WS): k to m, sm, p4, k7, p3, k3, p3, k7, p4 to m, k22

 

(stocking st sides, garter st center)

Row 25 (RS):  (end palm leaf) k2tog tbl, k to marker, yo, sm, k2, yo, k8, k3tog (leaf), s1 k2tog psso, k3tog (leaf), k8, yo, k2, yo, sm, k to last 2 sts, , k2tog. (4 sts dec = 71 sts)

Row 26 (WS): p26, k19, p26

Row 27 (RS): k2tog tbl, k to marker, yo, sm, k2, yo, k9, s1 k2tog psso, k9, yo, k2, yo, sm, k to last 2 sts, , k2tog

Row 28 (WS): as row 26

Row29: (RS) as row 27

Row 30:  (WS) as row 26

 

EARS
(use 2 sock or cable needles and 2 straight needles)

Row 31 (RS): k22. Slip 23th, 24th and 25th s on dpn A (short sock needle or cable needle). CO 7 new sts next to 23th s. Slip 26st, 27th and 28th s on dpn B. Purl these 3 sts on dpnA, starting at 28th s (13 sts). Turn and work ear 1 over these 13 sts. There should be an ear opening in front.

Ear 1:

Row 1 (WS): k13

Row 2 (RS) and all uneven (RS) rows: p

Row 3: k5, s2 k1 psso, k5 (11 sts)

Row 5: k4, s2 k1 psso, k4 (9 sts)

Row 7: k3, s2 k1 psso, k3 (7 sts)

Row 9: k2, s2 k1 psso, k2 (5 sts)

Row 11: k1, s2 k1 psso, k1 (3 sts)

Row 13: s2 k1 psso (1)

Break yarn, pull through last st, pull tight and secure.

 

Ear 2:

With RS facing, pick up 7 sts from co edge of ear on straight needle. Connect yarn at 21st s, ktog 7th edge st and 21th s, knit next 6 ear sts, and 17 Forehead sts. 

Slip next 3 sts on dpn A (short sock needle or cable needle) and CO 7 more sts.

Slip next 3 sts from left needle on dpn B. Purl them on dpn A, starting at 3rd s. Turn and work ear 2 like ear 1.

 

Back of Hat

The back of the hat is worked a lot like a sock heel. Work the (back) center part, and knit every last st together with one side part st every row. Work on straight needles again.

 

With WS facing, pick up 7 sts from c.o. edge of ear 2. Slip 1 s from side on left needle too. Turn.

Row 1 (WS): Connect yarn. p2tog, p3, p2tog, p19, place marker, p2tog. Turn.
Row 2 (RS): s1, sm, k20, place marker, k2tog, turn
Row 3 (WS): s1, sm, p20, sm, p2tog, turn.
Row 4 and 6: as row 2
Row 5: as row 3

Garter st part:
Row 7 – 12: s1, sm, k2tog, turn

Stocking st part:

Row 13, 15, 17 (RS): s1, sm, k20, k2tog, turn

Row 14, 16, 18 (WS): s1, sm, p20, p2tog, turn

 

Garter st part:

Row 19 – 24: s1, sm, k20, k2tog, turn

 

Stocking st part:

Row 25, 27, 29 (RS): s1, sm, k20, k2tog, turn

Row 26, 28, 30(WS): s1, sm, p20, p2tog, turn

 

Start decreasing for back of hat

(garter st)

Row 31 (RS): s1, sm, k8, s1 k2tog psso, k8, k2tog, turn

Row 32 (WS): s1, sm, k17, k2tog, turn

Row 33 (RS): s1, sm, k17, k2tog, turn

Row 34 (WS): s1, sm, k17, k2tog, turn

Row 35 (RS): s1, sm, k7, s1 k2tog psso, k7, k2tog, turn

Row 36 (WS): s1, sm, k15, k2tog, turn

 

(stocking st)

Row 37 (RS): s1, sm, k15, k2tog, turn

Row 38 (WS): s1, sm, p15, k2tog, turn

Row 39 (RS): s1, sm, k6, s1 k2tog psso, k6, k2tog, turn

Row 40 (WS): s1, sm, p13, k2tog, turn

Row 41 (RS): s1, sm, k13, k2tog, turn

Row 42 (WS): s1, sm, p13, k2tog, turn

 

(garter st)

Row 43 (RS): s1, sm, k5, s1 k2togpsso, k5, k2tog, turn

Row 44 (WS): s1, sm, k11, k2tog, turn

Row 45 (RS): s1, sm, k11, k2tog, turn

Row 46 (WS) s1, sm, k11, k2tog, turn

Row 47 (RS) s1, sm, k4, s1 k2 tog psso, k4, k2tog, turn

Row 48 (WS): s1, sm, k9, k2tog, turn

Bind off all 11 sts, cut yarn, pull thread through last st, pull tight, secure.

 

Under brim and tying ropes:

CO 40 sts using backward loop method, pick up 50 sts from edge of hat (20 from each side, 10 from center back), then CO 40 sts using backward loop method.

Work 4 rows, bind off, cut yarn, pull yarn through last sts, pull tight, secure.

Darn loose ends. Block.