Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Entrelac Cap Pattern


Entrelac Cap
By Ruth Cook
Abbreviations:
k – knit
WS – wrong side
sl – slip
p – purl
RS – right side
ssk – slip slip knit
tog – together
bo – bind off
co – cast on

Materials:
16 in circular needles sizes US 7 and 9
Wosted weight yarn – this project was knit with Noro Kureyon (2 skeins)

Notes:

Slip all stitches purlwise.
You will need to either place a marker at the beginning of the round OR leave the cast on tail free to determine end of round.

You can change the size of the cap by changing needle size.

With Size 7 needle, CO 65 sts. Being careful not to twist the cast on row, knit the first cast on stitch tog with the last cast on stitch. You now have 64 stitches. (This helps eliminate the jog which sometimes occurs when joining in the round.)

Ribbing:
Knit 2 rounds in k2p2 ribbing
Purl one round
Knit 6 more rounds of k2p2 ribbing (or to desired depth)

Base Triangles:
Row 1: k1, turn
Row 2: p1, turn
Row 3: sl 1, k1, turn
Row 4: sl 1, p1, turn
Row 5: sl 1, k2, turn
Row 6: sl 1, p2, turn
Row 7: sl 1, k3, turn
Row 8: sl 1, p3, turn
Row 9: sl 1, k4, turn
Row 10: sl 1, p4, turn
Row 11: sl 1, k5, turn
Row 12: sl 1, p5, turn
Row 13: sl 1, k6, turn
Row 14: sl 1, p6, turn
Row 15: sl 1, k7, turn
Row 16: sl 1, p7,
Row 17: sl 1 k7, Do Not Turn
Repeat Base Triangle 7 more times. On last triangle DO NOT TURN

Slip all stitches to size 9 needle. Do not turn work.

TIER 1: EXCEPT for 1st square, all sts are picked up on the WS

Square 1: PU 8 stitches along the right edge of the triangle to the left of the working yarn, (to the left of the one just completed) Turn work
Row 1 (WS): sl 1, p6, p2tog. Turn
Row 2 (RS): sl 1, k7. Turn
Repeat Rows 1&2 six more times, then Row 1 one more time. Do Not Turn

Square 2: With WS facing, pu 8 sts along edge of next triangle. Turn
Row 1 (RS): sl 1, k7. Turn
Row 2 (WS): sl 1, p6, p2tog. Turn
Repeat Square 2 six more times.

TIER 2: Except for Square 1 all sts are picked up on the RS row
Square 1: With WS facing pu 8 sts along edge of next Square. Turn
Row 1 (RS): sl 1, k6, ssk. Turn
Row 2 (WS): sl 1, p7. Turn
Repeat Rows 1&2 seven more times.

Square 2: With RS facing pu 8 sts along edge of next Square. Turn
Row 1 (WS): sl 1, p7. Turn
Row 2 (RS): sl 1, k6, ssk
Repeat Rows 1&2 seven more times. Do Not Turn

Squares 3-8: Repeat Square 2


TIER 3: Repeat Tier 1 EXCEPT instead of picking up 8 sts along the edges, pick up 7 sts

TIER 4: Repeat Tier 2 EXCEPT instead of picking up 7 sts, pick up 6 sts

TIER 5: Repeat Tier 1 EXCEPT instead of picking up 6 sts, pick up 5 sts

TIER 6: THIS IS THE FINAL TIER. “After” the first square, you will be connecting the squares together and binding off at the same time. Please read the instructions carefully before you begin.

Square 1: With WS facing pu 5 sts along edge of next Square. Turn
Row 1 (RS): sl 1, k3, ssk. Turn
Row 2 (WS): sl 1, p4. Turn
Repeat Rows 1&2 seven more times.

STOP HERE AND READ INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE CONTINUING.

Square 2: PU as previously
Row 1: sl 1, p3, p2tog
Row 2: sl 1, k3, ssk
Repeat Rows 1&2 seven more times

You have now bound off one square

Repeat Square 2 six more times

BO last 8 sts

Finishing:
Sew edges together.
Gather hole at top
Weave in all ends

11 comments:

  1. i might need to make this for my cousin also named "ruth cook"

    its lovely

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  2. It's so pretty. I've been wanting to learn entrelac for some time now and just found your pattern on ravelry. I hope its not as hard as it looks ;)

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  3. Going to give this one a go :) I hate how ugly entrelac is on the WS, so a hat would be perfect!

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  4. I just started this pattern and im so excited for it, when im done ill try to post a picture or something

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  5. Is it easier or hardier than the poorboy hat, looks so similiar I'd like to accomplish one and should angular appear the easier of the two probably.

    Cowboy Hats

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  7. Instead of paying several hundred dollars for a coat that can fall out of fashion next season, consider using custom baseball hat to update the look.

    Powdered Drain Opener

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  8. Hi - i am knitting up your hat but have a question when doing the first Base Triangles.

    Row 15: sl 1, k7, turn
    Row 16: sl 1, p7,
    Row 17: sl 1 k7, Do Not Turn

    SO, do I NOT turn after Row 16 or did the word "turn" just fall off the page. Any help would be appreciated. Thnaks.

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  9. I am new to knitting & just finished my first beanie. I would really love to try this! Can you just explain what you mean by turn"

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  10. I have used this pattern twice now, and I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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