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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Fisherman's Rib Stay-Warm Hat

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Hat Knitting Pattern

Materials: Lopi Reynolds 100 % wool bulky weight yarn color 008 pale blue heather 110 yds ( 100 m) / 100 g - 1 skein.

Lopi Reynolds 100 % wool bulky weight yarn color 009 medium blue heather 110 yds ( 100 m) / 100 g - 1 skein. You'll need 2 skeins of pale and 1 skein of medium blue heather yarn for the hat and the cowl.

Needles: 11 (8.00 mm) and 11.5 (6.5 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: 8 st x 12 rows = 4 x 4" (10 x 10 cm)


Fisherman's Rib:
Cast on even amount of stitches
Rows 1: *1 k, 1 p* repeat from * to *
Row 2: *1 k, yo, sl 1 (slip stitch from left to right needle)*, repeat from * to *
Row 3: *1 k on yo and sl 1 from the prev row (knit the stitch that was slipped in the previous row together with its yarn over), yo, sl 1*, repeat from * to *.
Row 4: Repeat row 3
Rib: 1 k, 1 p

Cast on 48 sts (including edge stitches) with pale blue heather yarn on needles 11 (8.00 mm).
Knit fisherman's rib pattern for 7 rows.
With medium blue heather knit fisherman's rib pattern for 6 rows.
With pale blue heather knit fisherman's rib pattern for 10 rows.
Change to needles 10.5 (6/5 mm) and knit rib for 8 rows.
Knit fisherman's rib pattern for 20 rows.
With medium blue heather knit rib for 8 rows decreasing for 7 sts in each odd row.
Cut yarn, leaving a 10" (25 cm) tail. Pull through remaining sts and secure.

Join the back seam.


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Poster: Judy steinfeldt
December 15, 2013

How would I go about modifying this for knitting in the round?
Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 26, 2013

The first stitch in row 3 is the slipped stitch with yo. You have to knit this slip st with yo together. Then yo and slip next stitch.
Poster: Pauline
December 13, 2013

I love the patterns but can both the hat and the matching cowl be knit in a circle.
Poster: Rapsudsy
December 13, 2013

Your note states that the pattern is EASY. I'm new to knitting and I do not understand some of the instructions. How do I make a Fisherman's Rib verses the P 1 K 1 P 1 method. I have never use the YO what is this and how is it done? Do you have a Tutorial that would help with this? I learn quicker when I see the pattern in action verses reading it and not knowing the code. Thank You.
Poster: alina
March 20, 2013

Having trouble w/ Row 3 first stitch. The first stitch is the K1 from the prev row, so what do I do w/ that first st. I knit the YO with the slipped st which is the 3rd st on the left needle. please help with this.

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