Sunday, 30 September 2012

My Cheery Robins Hat

Sunday 30th September 2012
Cheery Robins is a chemo hat I designed for Hats for Halos, which I heard about via Knitting Brooklyn podcast and Commuter Knitter podcast.
Please feel free to knit it too for children who are ill or just need cheering up with the Robins.

Cheery Robins


For ages 3 - 8 years approx,

Materials:
50g worsted / aran yarn in red (if you knit loosely you made need slighlty more, i used all but 2m)
20g worsted / aran yarn in white
4.5mm 16" / 40cm circular needle,
4.5mm double point needles,
tapestry needle,
stitch markers.

Instuctions

Cast on 88 stitches with Red and join in the round, check you don't twist stitches.
Work 6 rows in K2, P2 rib
(continue in stocking stitch)

Change to Cream yarn and work chart. 8 reps around,using Red for Robin shape.
Each repeat is 11sts wide x 9sts high
carry colour not in use loosely across back.



Once last row of chat has been worked, change back to Red yarn.
Work 23 rounds (15cm total length from cast on edge)

Decreases

*K9, K2tog, repeat from * to end
Knit a round
*K8, K2tog, repeat from * to end
Knit a round
*K7, K2tog, repeat from * to end
Knit a round
*K6, K2tog, repeat from * to end
Knit a round
*K5, K2tog, repeat from* to end
Knit a round
*K4, K2tog, repeat from* to end
Knit a round
*K3, K2tog, repeat from* to end
*K2, K2tog, repeat from* to end
*K1, K2tog, repeat from* to end
*K2tog, repeat from * to end

Cut long tail, Thread yarn through remaining stitches and fasten off securely.

Present to a child in need of affection. Enjoy