what i did on my summer vacation: day 2

the first proper full day at the cottage i realised something tragic - the baby cardigan (cascade from petite purls) that i had planned to enter into the fenelon fair had a problem. the homecraft category wasn't for an infant sweater - it was for a sweater and hat set! whoops. i had some yarn left, so i cast on and hoped for the best. and, it turned out beautifully - prizeworthy in fact!

it's a pretty plain hat, put a wee bit of i-cord and a leaf on top makes it match the sweater, and look super cute besides.


uses less than 1/2 a ball of mission falls 136 (so, 62 m of sport)
tools: one set of 3.5 mm dpns (or size required to get 24 sts/32 rows in 4" of stockinette)

cast on 60 sts using long-tail cast on or other stretchy method.

rib pattern:
row 1: *k1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
row 2: k all around

repeat rows 1 and 2 twice.

knit stockinette till work measures 3" from beginning.

decrease pattern:
row 1: *k15, pm; repeat from * to end of row, placing 4 markers.
row 2: *ssk, k to 2 before marker, k2 tog; repeat from * to end of row
row 3: k all around
repeat rows 2 and 3 until there are 8 sts remaining ending with a row 2

leaf pattern:
row 1: k2 tog all around
row 2: k1, k2 tog, k1, place all sts on single needle, slide to end of needle as for i-cord
row 3: k across, slide to end of needle
row 4: as row 3
row 5: k1, yo, k1, yo, k1
row 6: p across (5 sts)
row 7: k2, yo, k1, yo, k2
row 8: p across (7 sts)
row 9: k3, yo, k1, yo, k3
row 10: p across (9 sts)
row 11: ssk, k5, k2 tog
row 12: p across (7 sts)
row 13: ssk, k3, k2 tog
row 14: p across (5 sts)
row 15: ssk, k1, k2 tog
row 14: p across (3 sts)
row 15: s2, s1, k3 tog (central double decrease)
break yarn, pull through remaining stitch, weave in ends.



  1. Anonymous11.8.11

    so cute! how long did it take to make?

  2. did it in one morning, and i'm a slow knitter!