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Friday, 1 July 2011
Inspired by Edith’s Hat in Despicable Me
My daughter just loves the movie “Despicable Me”.On seeing the movie for the first time at our local cinema she asked me to knit her a hat just like the one that Edith wore.
This pattern was inspired by the movie and was knit on an Ultimate Sweater Machine using KP2 to fit child size 21” head.This hat is stretchy, so it will fit larger sizes as well. Use less stitches for a smaller size or more stitches for a larger size. The height of the hat can be adjusted by knitting more rows evenly in stripes 1, 2 and 3.
This hat is knit from bottom up and can be knit on other mid gauge or bulky machines as long as the gauge is matched.I have used a schematic to try and explain how to knit this hat, so work from the bottom of the schematic up.If you see any mistakes let me know, so they can be corrected. Enjoy knitting this hat in shades of pink OR maybe shades of blue, orange or even green.
Materials: Craftworks Acrylic 8ply (DK or Light Worsted) /100g/320m in pink & dusty rose
USM KP218 sts 24 rows to 4” (note that the gauge for i-cord is slightly looser)
Piping:Knit 3 rows count down 3 purl bumps and rehang these stitches continue knitting next section.
Ear flaps:Put 56 needles at end opposite carriage into HP; K 1 row; Put 11 needles at end opposite carriage into HP; dec 1 st each end of next and then every 3rd row to 4 sts; reverse shaping increasing back to 18 sts. of earflap; put these 18 needles into HP; return next 45 ndls into UWP; K 1 row; put 27 back into HP (18 needles in WP for next ear flap); shape second earflap as for first remembering to push all needles in HP back into UWP for last row; K to end.