Leta (free pattern)

Thursday, October 6, 2016

I’ve had a cold for a while now; I can’t seem to shake it! So I’m really grateful that it’s Thursday - before I know it will be Saturday morning and I’ll be sleeping in to my heart’s content. This weekend is also Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, reminding me that in addition to my health and incredibly privileged geographic-socio-economic status, I’m also grateful to be part of this creative knitting universe, even when I’m not well enough to actually knit. So in that spirit here is a freebie, a hat based on Antonine and Rafaëlle. And because I can’t post a free pattern without some gentle nagging… if you’re in the spirit of giving, please consider making a donation to Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The organization continues to operate or support medical facilities in war zones, even in Syria where it supports medical structures and personnel, including doctors under siege in Aleppo. Thank you.

Je suis enrumée depuis la semaine dernière alors j’ai hâte titi de faire la grasse matinée cette fin de semaine. D’ailleurs c’est une longue fin de semaine, avec le lundi de congé pour l’Action de grâces. Alors en plus d’être reconnaissante de pouvoir bientôt rattrapper le sommeil et me remettre de cette grippe, je suis reconnaissante de faire parti de cet univers artisanal rempli de bricoleurs et de bricoleuses qui m’inspire constamment. Donc voici un petit patron gratuit, une tuque dans la même veine   Et je serais encore plus reconnaissante si quelqu’un voulais voulais m’aider à traduire la version anglaise. C’est drôle, je suis toujours incapable de compter en anglais (surtout de la monnaie - et pourtant j’ai appris l’anglais à un jeune âge) mais avec le tricot, c’est le contraire!

Finished Size : Approximately 21 1/4" (54cm) circumference. Height will depend on blocking.

Yarn: approximately 190 yards (173 meters) of dk-weight yarn. I knit one hat with Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, the other with Naturally Amuri DK. The Amuri DK has less yardage so I shortened the ribbing section, resulting in more of a beanie than a slouchy hat.

  • size U.S. 4 (3.5 mm) 16" circular for ribbing
  • size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) 16" circular for body of hat
  • size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) double-pointed needles for the crown (change to double-pointed needles when there are too few stitches to fit comfortably around the circular needle).

Using US5 needles, approximately 27 sts and 30 rows per 4 inches square in stockinette stitch.

k = knit
yo = yarn over
M1R = insert left needle back to front under strand between 2 sts; knit lifted strand through front to twist st (1 st increased)
M1L = insert left needle front to back under strand between 2 sts; knit lifted strand through back to twist st (1 st increased)
k2tog = knit 2 sts together (1 st decreased)
ssk = slip 1 st knitwise, slip 2nd st knitwise, knit the 2 sts together through the back loops (1 st decreased)
K4 and WRAP = knit 4 sts, place these 4 sts on cable needle, wrap sts counterclockwise 4 times, return sts to right needle; for video see https://youtu.be/tF10Lgs59DM

Pattern :
With smaller circular needle, cast-on 124 sts. Place marker and join for working in the round.
Next round: *K2, p2; repeat from *. Repeat the last round 15 times..
Increase round: * [k6, M1] 4 times, [k7, M1] 1 time; repeat from * 3 more times— 144 sts. Change to larger needle.
Work rounds 1-56 of the chart (you will be working the 18-stitch chart repeat 8 times total in each round). 8 sts remaining after completing round 56.
Cut yarn, leaving a 10” (25.5 cm) tail. Thread MC tail on a tapestry needle, draw through all remaining sts, pull tight to close hole and weave in ends on wrong side.
Steam or web-block to open up the lacework.

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