Stocking Hats for Mid-gauge and Bulky Machines

stocking hat

For LK 150 Knitter
Sizes Child, Junior, Adult, Large Adult
Finished Width 19.5 - 20.5 - 21.5 - 22"
Finished Length 9 - 9.5 - 10 - 11"


 

Easy Beginner Pattern. You must know how to cast on, hang a hem, and transfer stitches using the transfer tool before beginning this pattern.
MATERIALS REQUIRED: approximately 4 oz 4-ply hand knitting worsted weight yarn, 4/9 coned yarn, or any yarn which will knit to required gauge. Suggested coned yarns are Bramwell Roselan and Mary Lue's Liberty Plus or Schuss Plus
GAUGE: 5 sts, 7 rows = 1"
TENSION: this will vary with yarn used. Make the first swatch at T5 and adjust as needed. If swatch is too tight, loosen the dial; if it is too loose, tighten the dial.

CO 98 (102-106-110) sts with WY and ravel cord. Change to MC. RC 000. MT -1 full number. K even to RC 42. Hang hem. Do not reset RC. K to RC 84 (86-90-98). Transfer EOS to adjacent needle and take empty needles back to pos A. T 1, K 2 rows. Clip yarn, leaving a 12" tail for seaming later. Cut a long double strand of yarn, and thread into yarn needle. *Insert tip of needle through first st from behind, lift needle tip upwards and forwards to pop st off onto yarn needle. Pull through. Repeat from * until all sts are on doubled yarn. Gather tightly and fasten securely. Sew seam with mattress stitch, beginning at top of hat. Work down, around, then back up inside of hem, rather than trying to sew through all hem thicknesses. Weave yarn tails back and forth through seam allowance on underside for 10-12 sts, then clip next to fabric. If desired, make a pom pom and sew to top. Instructions are readily available in hand knitting books and magazines, so will not be repeated here. Cap may be varied by knitting stripes or narrow bands of Fairisle in your choice of patterns and colors. This is a good place to use up odds and ends of yarn. Just be sure all yarn is the same size and fiber content.


 

FOR BULKY KNITTING MACHINE
Sizes Child, Junior, Adult, Large Adult
Finished Width 19.5 - 20.5 - 21.5 - 22”
Finished Length 9 - 9.5 - 10 - 11”

MATERIALS REQUIRED: approximately 4 oz 4-ply hand knitting worsted weight yarn, 4/9 coned yarn, or any yarn which will knit to required gauge.
GAUGE: 4.5 sts, 6.5 rows = 1"
TENSION: this will vary with machine and yarn used. Make the first swatch at T5 and adjust as needed. If swatch is too tight, loosen the dial; if it is too loose, tighten the dial.

CO 88 (92-96-100) sts with WY and ravel cord. Change to MC. RC 000. MT -1 full number. K even to RC 40. Hang hem. Do not reset RC. K to RC 78 (82-86-92). Transfer EOS to adjacent needle and take empty needles back to pos A. K 2 rows. Clip yarn, leaving a 12" tail for seaming later. Cut a long double strand of yarn, and thread into yarn needle. *Insert tip of needle through first st from behind, lift needle tip upwards and forwards to pop st off onto yarn needle. Pull through. Repeat from * until all sts are on doubled yarn. Gather tightly and fasten securely. Sew side seam, beginning at top of hat. Work down, around, then back up inside of hem, rather than trying to sew through all hem thicknesses. Weave yarn tails back and forth through seam allowance on underside for 10-12 sts, then clip next to fabric. If desired, make a pom pom and sew to top. Instructions are readily available in hand knitting books and magazines, so will not be repeated here. Cap may be varied by knitting stripes or narrow bands of Fairisle in your choice of patterns and colors. This is a good place to use up odds and ends of yarn. Just be sure all yarn is the same size and fiber content.


 

This pattern was uploaded to the original Clearwater Knits website and copyrighted in 1997