You have been knitting for quite some time and have been waiting for the perfect knitted brimmed hat? You do not mind a matching scarf and wristlets that come along? Then this pattern is for you.
The whole hat is knit in one piece and the brim stays in shape without any extra support. The brim is rather challenging to work, but to make up for that, a detailed illustrated appendix explains the tricky steps and all the techniques used including the provisional cast-on, short rows and the twists of the Quadratur Cable Pattern. If you already know how to knit and purl and how to knit in the round, all further skills may be learned by working this pattern. This includes the twists for the cable pattern, increases, decreases and the provisional cast-on using waste yarn. As always you might decide not to print this part of the pattern to save some ink.
For an easy and relaxing knit, work the hat as a beret, i.e. without brim, directions are given in the pattern.
The scarf is a really straightforward knit even though the pattern looks rather complex. The pattern of twists is easy to memorize, once started.
The wrong side of the scarf looks like textured reverse stocking stitch.
The wristlets are quick knits and go well with almost any outfit. The pattern gives the option to work some increases in case you prefere a shaped version to a slim fit.
Quadratur is German for squaring. I chose that name because I am using a variant of Barbara G. Walkers Carved Diamond Pattern in which the diamonds are almost turned into squares.
30-32 stitches and 39-40 rows in four inches,
1752 yards of Fingering weight
My name is Jana Huck. I live in Luebeck, Germany. I started knitting when I searched for something that I still could do while being sick and it has become a passion. I almost started designing right ...
My name is Jana Huck. I live in Luebeck, Germany. I started knitting when I searched for something that I still could do while being sick and it has become a passion. I almost started designing right from the beginning as I had no patience for following directions. I always need a challenge when I knit. I love to have an idea and to think: Yes, this would be nice but it is impossible to do. Then I find a way to do it. Whenever I see hand-knitted items, I try to figure out in my head how they were knit. Of course, there are many, many knitwear designers that I admire and to relax, I now love to work from their patterns.
I feel that it is very fulfilling to write down my ideas and share them with other knitters. Hooray for the internet which is making this so easy!
I have been knitting for a few years now. I am still in awe by the many possibilities. I definitely do not knit fast enough. ;)