Thursday, January 14, 2010
Bas-relief Skull Hat
where the skull and crossbones are picked out in texture- knit, purl- rather than color. That's groovy!
So the following pattern is the result of my experiment. Thank you natty knitter for a neat idea.
Now, I'm not 100% happy with how the skull came out. It was a small surface area to work in, though in hindsight I had a little more room than anticipated. If I do it again, I will make the skull over a slightly larger area to make it look better. He loves his hat as it is! So I can't complain too much.
Paton's Classic Wool, black (worsted weight)
US 6 DPNs
Crochet hook/ tapestry needle
CO 90 sts. Join in the round- don't twist!
Knit in 1X1 rib pattern for 1.5 inches.
Knit two rows in stockinette stitch.
The pattern is over 28 sts and roughly 4 inches. I put all 28 sts on one needle to ease the pattern making, so I could see it better and not lose count.
Start pattern (I will post it soon, I have to put it onto the 'puter).
After the pattern is complete, keep going in stockinette stitch until the whole piece is 6.5 inches long.
1: *ssk, k12, k2tog, k2 *repeat to end (80)
2, 3: k
4: *ssk, k10, k2tog, k2 *repeat to end (70)
7: *ssk, k8, k2tog, k2 *repeat to end (60)
10: *ssk, k6, k2tog, k2 *repeat to end (50)
11, 12: k
13: *ssk, k4, k2tog, k2 *repeat to end (40)
14, 15: k
16: *ssk, k2, k2tog, k2 *repeat to end (30)
18: *ssk, k2tog, k2 *repeat to end (20)
20: *ssk, k2tog *repeat to end (10)
Pull through remaining sts and weave ends in on WS with crochet hook.