Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Indian Cross Stitch Slouchy Hat





So I got the idea for this beanie after I made a scarf that featured the Indian Cross Stitch, and I figured, why not make it? So I did.



Needles: US size 8 5 double pointed needles (and a circular if you prefer).

Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland, color: Olympic, Medium 4ply, 100% acrylic
         (one skein is enough).

Gauge: Haha, like I have time for that. It's a slouchy hat, so it's really not
            that important if it's a little smaller or larger

Size: My head is pretty small, but it's pretty stretchy and I assume could fit
         from small-large or so.



 In order to give credit where credit is due, I found the pattern for the Indian Cross Stitch from New Stitch a Day (below). I really recommend that you watch the video for the stitch because I promise it will make my pattern make so much more sense.




Cast on 80 Stitches, join in the round
Work in a 2x2 rib for 2 inches.

R1: *K9, KFB* Repeat until end of round
R2: *P10, PFB* Repeat until end of round
R3: *K11, KFB* Repeat until end of round
R4: *P12, PFB* Repeat until end of round

(112 stitches)

R5: Knit all stitches, wrapping the yarn around 4 times
R6: *Slip 8 stitches purl-wise, slip the 1st 4 over the 2nd 4, Purl those stitches* Repeat until end of round
R7: Knit all stitches
R8: Purl all stitches
R9: Knit all stitches
R10: Purl all stitches
R11: Knit all stitches, wrapping the yarn around 4 times
R12: *Slip 8 stitches purl-wise, slip the 1st 4 over the 2nd 4, Knit those stitches* Repeat until end of round
R13: Purl all stitches
R14: Knit all stitches
R15: Purl all stitches

R16-23: Repeat R5-12

R24: *P6, P2tog* Repeat until end of round  (98 stitches)
R25: Knit all stitches
R26: *P5, P2tog* Repeat until end of round

(84 stitches)

R27: Knit all stitches, wrapping the yarn around 4 times
R28: *Slip 6 Stitches purl-wise, Slip the 1st 6 over the 2nd 6, Purl those stitches* Repeat until end of round
R29: Knit all stitches
R30: *P4, P2tog* Repeat until end of round (70 stitches)
R31: Knit all stitches
R32: *P3, P2tog* Repeat until end of round

(56 stitches)

R33: Knit all stitches, wrapping the yarn around 4 times
R34: *Slip 4 stitches purl-wise, Slip the 1st 2 over the 2nd 2, Knit those stitches* Repeat until end of round
R35: *P2, P2tog* Repeat until end of round (42 stitches)
R36: Knit all stitches
R37: *P1, P2tog* Repeat until end of round

(28 Stitches)

R38: Knit all stitches, wrapping the yarn around 4 times
R39: *Slip 2 stitches purl-wise, slip the 1st stitch over the 2nd stitch, Purl those stitches* Repeat until end of round
R40: Knit all stitches
R41: *P2tog* Repeat until end of round
R42: Knit all stitches
R43: *P2tog* Repeat until end of round

Detach yarn and string it through the remaining stitches.
Weave in ends
and it's finished!



Warning, it can be a little tricky, so make sure that you don't let anything fall off of your needles, because (believe me!) it is a pain to fix if stitches start slipping off!









On some of the decreasing rows, I ran into some trouble where I had an extra stitch or so. If this happens to you, don't freak out, just P2tog at the end until you have the amount of stitches that I designated should be there in the pattern.


If anyone is interested, this is what it looks like with my scarf, which is just the Indian Cross stitch (straight form the video) with some fringe.


Happy Knitting!





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