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Old 12-02-2008, 04:04 PM   #1
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Pointy hat for an adult
Hello
I wondered if anyone had a pattern for a pointy hat for an adult?

This wonderful calculator is fab for making hats in any wool, in any size etc... but they are all rounded at the top.
http://www.earthguild.com/products/k...at/hatcalc.htm

Can anyone take a look at the pattern and tell me how to change it to a pointy version?
I wondered about maybe doing two plain knit rows inbetween the decrease rows to make the hat more sticky up and pointy.

My sister wants a pointy hat for Christmas you see.

Thanks very much in advance.

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Old 12-02-2008, 06:29 PM   #2
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you can make a flat pointy hat (think of Santa, not the wicked witch of the west) rather easily


If you are working in the round:
count stitches
divide by 2
place markers.
Knit till you are 2 stitches before marker, SSK, (or K2tog) slip marker, and K2tog, (or ssk) continue (in pattern if any) till you are 2 stitches before second marker.. (decrease again

next round, work plain (no decreases)

continue decrease 4 every other round till you have 4 stitches, K2tog twice, and then bind off last 2 stitches.
(see an example here) the sample was made with thick/thin yarn, but the shape is flat pointed hat.

if knitting flat, K1, K2tog, knit to 2 stitches before mid point, decrease, slip marker, decrease, knit till 3 stitches remain, decrease, k1.. (purl next row, with no decreases)

bind off when 4 stitches remain, sew seam (it will be a side seam)

if you want a pointer hat decrease only only ever 3rd or 4th round (not every other round)
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Do you mean just a little pointy like this;
http://zhinkadinkadoo.typepad.com/zh...elfin-cap.html

Or like a Santa hat like this;
http://slumberland.org/wp/2006/12/21...our-santa-hat/

These might give you some idea. I've never made a pointy one on purpose, but I know from making other hats if I put more rows between decreases and/or fewer decreases the hat becomes pointy instead of round.
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Work more rows between the decrease rows.
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I've never made a pointy one on purpose.
You've got a point there!

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Jan, that first one
http://zhinkadinkadoo.typepad.com/zh...elfin-cap.html
is exactly what i want.
my sister has requested what i can only imagine (by her description) is this one.
So i shall try to follow this pattern, but make adjustments because i'm using thicker wool.

thank you
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Jan, that first one
http://zhinkadinkadoo.typepad.com/zh...elfin-cap.html
is exactly what i want.
my sister has requested what i can only imagine (by her description) is this one.
So i shall try to follow this pattern, but make adjustments because i'm using thicker wool.

thank you
You're welcome!
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Hello of troy
Thank you for your reply.

now that hat looks fab, but the instructions are confusing me
(it doesn't take much to confuse me i have to admit)

you say :
[Knit till you are 2 stitches before marker, SSK, (or K2tog) slip marker, and K2tog, (or ssk) continue (in pattern if any) till you are 2 stitches before second marker.. and then decrease again]

so could i divide by four and decrease just before each marker?, so that it's more evenly spaced than just either side of the ends?
will it make any difference?

how will i know when to start decreasing?

thanks for your help
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ok, I am actually making one RIGHT NOW
i started with 3 stutches in I-chord
knit 2 rounds, increaded once
P M between each stitch

now K 2 rounds, Inc in marker after the previous one
K 2 rounds, Inc in marker #3
K 2 rounds, inc in marker #4
K 2 rounds, inc in marker #1
this staggers the inc so U do not have a seam
and I M knitting worsed in size US10
so i will stop inc at 72 stitches
Knit 4" then
knit 3" in seed stitch in nice plain color (like white or off white)
then go down to a size 9 and K 2" in 1x1 ribbing and hem that back to the first row of seed stitch during bind off
this way the tail acts like a scarf if needed

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ecb,
thank you for your pattern
i've never knitted one from the top down.
i'm game though.

i might need more instructions though, that's the only thing.
so start off with three st and knit a couple of rounds as i-cord (i understand that)
Increase one st, so you have 4 and put a marker in between each st.
then knit 2 rounds.
What does increase in marker after previuos one mean?

oh do you only increase one st every third round at the beginnning but do it at different points to stop a seam
( i get you )

I guess i've got it by writing it down.

Oh but i don't understand about how the tail acts like a scarf.

One other thing is that i usually use two circular needles when it gets to the smaller top bit of the hat, so i guess i would do the i-cord on one short circular needle (that's how i usually do it) and then when i increase to 4, swap two onto another set of circular's.

will that work?

thanks anyway

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