Monday, May 18, 2009

New pattern: Saxon Braid Hat

Saxon Braid Hat by Rachel McKinney

I decided not to send this pattern in to Knitty, so I've published it here and on Ravelry for your enjoyment. It's my Saxon Braid Hat :) It features a cable that's knit sideways around the hat and stitches that are picked up to finish the hat to the top, all in your luscious sock yarn of choice.










































One skein Pace fingering weight yarn, or the sock yarn of your choice

Size 2/2.75 mm dpns and circular needle and straight needles (dpns can work as straight needles)

Cable needle

Tapestry needle

Saxon Braid















Sl 2 sts to cn, hold in back, k2 from left needle, k2 from cn

Sl 2 sts to cn, hold in front, k2 from left needle, k2 from cn

Sl1 sts to cn, hold in back, k2 from left needle, k2 from cn

Sl2 sts to cn, hold in front, k2 from left needle, k2 from cn


With straight needles or two dpns, CO 30 sts using Long Tail CO.
Starting with Row 16 (K,p,k,p,work chart,p,k,p,k).
Repeat, working seed stitch border and completing the chart pattern 10 times, ending with row 16.

Bind off. Seam.

With circular needle, pick up and knit 112.
K around 20 times.

When too few sts remain, switch to dpns.
(Ssk,k12) around.
K around.
(Ssk, k11) around.
K around.
(Ssk, k10) around.
K around.
Continue in this manner until (Ssk, k1) around.
K around.
(Ssk) around.

Cut yarn. Thread through rem. sts. Weave in ends. Wash and block.

8 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Gorgeous Hat! I've been looking for the perfect pattern for myself and I think this may be it!

Suzanne said...

This is a lovely hat and one that suits you nicely. I also like your spring green sweater in the post below. You do good work.

marit said...

Love it! Cables are so much fun to knit!

Jindy said...

I love this pattern! I was just about to ask about the 3rd and 4th knit symbols but I see you have added a revision. Thank you! lovely pattern

Jindy

searching said...

I'm not understanding the 3rd and 4th knit symbols... can someone give me more detailed directions? I'm not understanding how I can slip one stitch to the cable, K2 from the left needle, then K TWO from the cable, when there's only ONE on the cable!???? HELP!?

searching said...

I'm not understanding the 3rd and 4th knit symbols... can someone give me more detailed directions? I'm not understanding how I can slip one stitch to the cable, K2 from the left needle, then K TWO from the cable, when there's only ONE on the cable!???? HELP!?

Robert said...

Hey, i think the 3rd and 4th symbols are explained wrong. There are only 3 stitches to do.
Those two symbols in other patterns correspond to:
- slip 2 sts on cable, hold to front, p 1 from left, slip 2 sts back on left, k 2 from left (knit 2 over p1 right to left)
- slip 1 st on cable, hold to back, k 2 from left, slip 1 st back on left, p 1 from left (knit 2 over p1 left to right)

Hope that helps!

Cricket and crew said...

I am so excited to work this braid into a sweater I'm knotting, but I, too, am struggling with how symbol 1 differs from symbol 3 and how 2 differs from 4. I'm sure I'm being dense, but would really appreciate some clarification. Thanks!