The past several days I have been channeling my beloved Gramma. She taught me to knit when I was a child of 8 or 9 years old. Such patience she had!! Being left handed, I presented quite the challenge for her. She was right handed and asked everyone she knew that was "leftie" to teach me. There wasn't anyone, so I learned to knit right handed.
Here is my first knit pattern. I have seen a lot of "Pink Pussy Hats" on line. Women all over are knitting or crocheting them as a tribute to women's rights. I thought that my doll needed one as well and decided to fancy it up a bit with a cable down the center.
What you will need to make this hat:
Size 7 double pointed or straight needles
scissors or snips
tapestry needle for seaming
Stitches and abbreviations used are:
(co) cast on
(dpn) double pointed needle
(ss) slip stitch
(ws) wrong side
(rs) right side
(bo) bind off
co 30 sts
Row 1 - ribbing K1, *k2, p2, repeat from * across to last 3 sts, p2, p1
Continue to work ribbing for 2", (approx) 12 rows.
Cable pattern rows
Rows 1, 3, 5 (ws) p 10, place st marker, k2, p6, k2, place marker, p10
Rows 2 & 4: k 10, p2, k6, p2, k 10
Row 6: k 10, p 2, sl next 3 sts onto dpn or cable needle and cable back, k3, then k 3 from dpn, p2, k 10
Continue working pattern rows until piece measures 8" from co edge. Work rows 1 through 5 of pattern.
Begin ending ribbing as follows,
P1, *p2, k 2, repeat from * across to last 3 sts, k1, k2
Continue to work ribbing for another 10 rows, bind off, seam sides.