Turn a Square, Part II

So, like I said in the previous post, I think everyone needs to knit lots of Turn a Square hats. They are easy, amazing stash busters, and they all look good.

This one I knit for ten year old, Peter. His dad is getting the bigger one I knit recently, and I think it's nice when dads and sons have nicely complimenting hats. I think it's cute.

Here are the two together. They are similar but not too matchy matchy. Ah, the magic of Noro and the super long color repeats. I love it.

The Specs:

The Pattern: Turn a Square by Jared Flood (free Rav download there)
The Yarn: About a third of a skein or less of Valley Yarns Northampton and about half a ball of Noro Silk Garden in color 246 (I cut out the purple in this skein. That is not something a ten year old has much interest in, I think. You can bet I saved that little bit of yarn for the next Turn a Square hat I make!).
The Needles: US 5 & 7.
The Time to Knit: 2 days
The Mods: I did a little research (I swear everyone needs Last Minute Knitted Gifts just for all the hat options in there!) and decided the plan on how to small-i-fy the hat to fit a ten year old boy. Here's what I did:
  • Cast on 76 stitches
  • K2, P2 rib for one inch

  • Switched to the bigger needle and increased by 8 stitches evenly accross the next row

  • Knit following the pattern until hat measured 4.5 inches from cast on edge

  • k21, pm, k21, pm, k21, pm, k21

  • Decreased following the pattern
Easy peasy hat knitting!

Happy knitting!

1 comment:

  1. Those look great. Love the colors! I try to do that with my husband and sons sometimes too. It's so cute when they have things similar but not identical. Happy New Year!


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