Sunday, November 11, 2007

Short Row Adult Hat

Here is the adult size version of the Short Row Baby hat you see in the post below this one.

I used US # 9 straight needles, Bernat Camouflage worsted weight yarn. I cast on 38 stitches. The short rows worked as follows:
28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38--repeat for a total of 10 repeats of the pattern.

The key to this is to watch your gauge. That way you can tell how many repeats you will need, and what length to cast on.

I think next time I will try US #8, so that I can produce a bit tighter fabric. I will probably go with 11 total repeats, in order to give a more generous circumference. I will probably also cast on another inch of stitches to give a wider brim to turn back. I would still go with 10 or so stitches short of the end for the short-row part.

I like this pattern, because it is pretty stretchy--great for hats for chemotherapy patients--most often we do not know the recipient, so it's nice to make a hat that can accomodate different sized heads.