Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Free Pattern: Entrelac Hat

Knit Nook Entrelac Hat

(based loosely on “Lady’s Entrelac Hat” from www.knitting-and.com)

Materials

2 skeins of Noro Silk Garden or Noro Kureyon

US 5 16” circular

US 5 DPN (optional)

Tapestry needle

Gauge: 5.5 sts/in

Directions

Using US 5 16 inch circular needle, CO 92 st

Work in K2 P2 rib for 1.5 to 2 inches

Knit next row and decrease 11 sts evenly. (81 sts)

Foundation Row of Triangles

K1, turn, P1, turn

K2, turn, P2, turn

K3, turn, P3, turn

K4, turn, P4, turn

K5, turn, P5, turn

K6, turn, P6, turn

K7, turn, P7, turn

K8, turn, P8, turn

K9

Repeat entire sequence eight more times (nine triangles total)

First Row of Diamonds

First Diamond Only:

With right side facing, pick up and knit 9 sts along side of next triangle, turn

*P 8, P2 tog, turn, K9, turn*; repeat until one stitch from previous triangle is left, then P2 tog, P 6, P 2 tog (8 sts in new diamond)

Next eight diamonds:

With wrong side still facing, pick up and purl 9 sts along side of next triangle, turn, *K9, turn, P 8, P 2 tog, turn*; repeat until one stitch from previous triangle is left, then P 2 tog, P 6, P 2 tog (8 sts in new diamond)

Second Row of Diamonds

First Diamond Only:

With wrong side facing, pick up and purl 8 sts, turn

*K 7, K 2 tog, turn, P 8, turn* repeat until one stitch from previous diamond is left

K 2 tog, K 5, K 2 tog

Next eight diamonds:

With right side still facing, pick up and knit 8 sts, turn

*P8, turn, K 7, K 2 tog, turn*; repeat until one stitch from previous diamond is left, then K 2 tog, K5, K 2 tog

Third Row

First Diamond Only:

With right side facing, pick up and knit 7 sts, turn

* P 6, P 2 tog, turn, K7, turn*; repeat until one stitch from previous diamond is left, then P 2 tog, P 4, P 2 tog

Next eight diamonds:

With wrong side still facing, pick up and purl 7 sts, turn

*K 7, turn, P 6, P 2 tog, turn*; repeat until one stitch from previous diamond is left, then P 2 tog, P 4, P 2 tog.

Fourth Row

First Diamond Only:

With wrong side facing, pick up and purl 6 sts, turn

*K 5, K 2 tog, turn, P 7, turn*; repeat until one stitch from previous diamond is left, then K 2 tog, K 3, K 2 tog.

Next eight diamonds:

With right side still facing, pick up and knit 6 sts, turn

*P6, turn, K 5, K 2 tog, turn*; repeat until one stitch from previous diamond is left, then K 2 tog, K 3, K 2 tog.

Fifth Row

First Diamond Only:

With right side facing, pick up and knit 5 sts, turn

*P 4, P2 tog, turn, K 5, turn*; repeat until one stitch from previous diamond is left, then P 2 tog, P 2, P 2 tog.

Next eight diamonds:

With wrong side still facing, pick up and purl 5 sts, turn

*K 5, turn, P 4, P 2 tog, turn*; repeat until one stitch from previous diamond is left, then P 2 tog, P 2, P 2 tog.

Sixth Row

First Diamond Only:

With wrong side facing, pick up and purl 4 sts, turn

*K 3, K 2 tog, turn, P 4, turn*; repeat until one stitch from previous diamond is left, then K 2 tog, K 1, K 2 tog.

Next eight diamonds:

With right side still facing, pick up and knit 4 sts, turn

*P 4, turn, K 3, K 2 tog, turn*; repeat until one stitch from previous diamond is left, then K 2 tog, K 1, K 2 tog.

Seventh Row

First Diamond Only:

With right side facing, pick up and knit 3 sts, turn

*P2, P 2 tog, turn, K 3, turn*; repeat until one stitch from previous diamond is left, then P 2 tog twice.

Next eight diamonds:

With wrong side still facing, pick up and purl 3 sts, turn

*K3, turn, P 2, P 2 tog, turn*; repeat until one stitch from previous diamond is left, then P 2 tog twice.

Eighth Row

First Diamond Only:

With wrong side facing, pick up and purl 2 sts, turn

*K 1, K 2 tog, turn, P 2, turn*; repeat until one stitch from previous diamond is left, then K 2 tog.

Next eight diamonds:

With right side still facing, pick up and knit 2 sts, turn

*P 2, turn, K 1, K 2 tog, turn*; repeat until one stitch from previous diamond is left, then K 2 tog.

Finishing

Sl1, K2tog, PSSO across round.

K2tog around, thread yarn through sts and pull tight.

Fasten off.

3 comments:

Krysta H. said...

Can you send me a picture of this hat? Or post one. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I used this pattern to make a hat. Here's a link to a photo: http://tinyurl.com/entrehat

Sarah said...

I had to wing it on the last row of diamonds, because the directions don't seem to be accurate regarding the last two stitches to K2tog. When there was only one stitch left to join with the current diamond, there were three stitches on the needle (for the section under construction). So I did K1, K2tog, turn, P2, then K2. It may have made the top openings bigger than planned, but it worked, and it was quite difficult to finagle the circular needle on the last rounds, but I guessed again and it seemed to work. If someone could revisit the pattern's final rounds and make it a bit clearer, it would be helpful.