Well, this year I'm going to try doing weekly updates. Sometimes I might even manage it!
This week's update is brought to you by a hat, specifically a hat to go with these mittens.
But, I could not find a hat pattern that matched them. (Seriously? No one has ever made a hat pattern?). My prototype is slightly too tall for my head, ( did 4 full pattern repeats, but only neede 3) so the pattern I've written here takes that adjustment into account.
Newfoundland Adult Hat Pattern in Bulky:
6mm needles, dp and circulars if desired.
Bulky weight yarn (or doubled worsted weight). approx 100 yds bulky in MC, and 80 yds bulky in CC.
Note: Hat as pictured took about 200 yards of worsted in black, held doubled, and about 140 yards of yellow worsted held doubled. Since this is a stash project, I was not as picky with the amounts, so your mileage may vary.
Cast on 72 stitches, and join in a circle being careful not to twist yarns when joining. K1 P1 rib (or desired rib pattern to match mittens) for 2" or desired length. For a fold up brim of just ribbing, I would suggest 4", but this is up to you.
On the last ribbing round, increase one stitch every 8 stitches around by kfb. (*Kfb, rib 7* around row). Totals should be 84, which is a multiple of 6 stitches; adjust as needed during purl rows).
Pattern in round:
row 1, 2 : with mc, purl
row 3, 4, 5, 6: *k4 contrast, slip 2 as if to purl*
note: carry mc up inside hat, so that the bar is not seen.
row 7, 8: with mc, purl
row 9, 10, 11, 12: *k1 contrast, slip 2 mc as if to purl, k3* repeat around
Repeat rows 1-12 three times (or desired depth). End with rows 1 and 2 before beginning hat decreases:
Decreases: Using MC:
row 1: *k10, k2tog*
row 2 and all alternate rows: k
row 3: *k9, k2tog*
row 5: *k8, k2tog*
row 7: *k7, k2tog*
row 9: *k6, k2tog*
row 11: *k5, k2tog*
row 13: *k4, k2tog*
row 15: *k3, k2tog*
row 17: *k2, k2tog*
row 19: *k1, k2 tog*
row 21: k2tog, around row. Break yarn, and draw through all stitches. Fasten off.
Finish hat with a pompom using both colours.