Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Two-Tailed Santa Hat


From Big Bang Theory Christmas 09

Bulky weight yarn, white and red
Size 9 dpns
Crochet hook

PATTERN
Cast on 74 st over 3 needles. (24, 24, 26)
7 rows: k1, p1 rib
Knit one row
Switch to red
3 rows: k14, p1, k6, p1, k18, p1, k6, p1, k26
Next row: k14, p1, c6b, p1, k18, p1, c6f, p1, k26

Repeat the following pattern 4 times:
Rows 1-8: k14, p1, k6, p1, k18, p1, k6, p1, k26
Row 9: k14, p1, c6b, p1, k18, p1, c6f, p1, k26

Next row: : k14, p1, k6, p1, k2, bind off 14, k2, p1, k6, p1, k14, bind off 14.
Put one set of remaining stitches on a stitch holder or extra length of yarn.

First tail:
Split the next 24 stitches onto two needles.
Knit in the round.
7 rows: k2, p1, k6, p1, k14
Next row: k2, p1, c6b, p1, k14
8 rows: k2, p1, k6, p1, k14
Next row: k2, p1, c6b, p1, k14
2 rows: k2, p1, k6, p1, k14
Next row: k2tog all around
Next row: k2tog while binding off.
Cut yarn and thread through stitches.

Second tail:
Split the next 24 stitches onto two needles.
Knit in the round.
7 rows: k2, p1, k6, p1, k14
Next row: k2, p1, c6f, p1, k14
8 rows: k2, p1, k6, p1, k14
Next row: k2, p1, c6f, p1, k14
2 rows: k2, p1, k6, p1, k14
Next row: k2tog all around
Next row: k2tog while binding off.
Cut yarn and thread through stitches.

Sew seam across the top of the bound off stitched in the center.

Make two fluffy white puffballs. Attach to the ends of tails and weave in yarn ends.



Bop around and be happy.

5 comments:

  1. Hey, many thanks for the knitting pattern. Im a complete beginner so will have to have someone help me with this one haha, was wondering if u made these yourself to sell?

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    1. I haven't made any for sale yet - only as gifts, but I'm planning to! I just need to get the last of my Christmas obligations done so I can knit up more inventory. :) Keep and eye on my etsy shop! http://www.etsy.com/shop/MadeYouSomethingLame

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  2. Hi Honest Puck,

    I'm an absolute beginner so perhaps I'm doing something wrong but I cant seem to make the stitches add up.

    So I have 74 stitches cast and have knitted the ribbing and the hat bit. When I come to the bit when I am supposed to bind off and make the tail stitches, your pattern seems to call for 76 stitches.

    "Next row: : k14, p1, k6, p1, k2, bind off 14, k2, p1, k6, p1, k14, bind off 14."

    When did the other stitches come in? Have I done something wrong???? Like I said I am an absolute beginner so have probably made a rookie rookie error.

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    1. You've done nothing wrong! I thought I fixed that problem ages ago! It's been quite a while since I knit this up, but I think it can be solved by changing the k2s into k1s. You have my sincere apologies!

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    2. Hi Honest Puck,

      Thanks for that. I have had to start again due to an error of leaving it out at night so my cat destroyed it. Bad kitty!!!!

      I really want to make this though and the lady I am making it for has a slightly larger head. As I am starting from the beginning, I thought of adding 2 more stitches so it will fit her head better and so it gets the nice neat pattern that yours has. This is what I was planning:

      once all the ribbing is done:

      3 rows: K14, p1, k6, p1, k18, p1, k6, p1, k28
      1 row: K14, p1, c6b, p1, k18, p1, c6f, p1, k28

      and then the repeat of the above, cabling every 9th row, 4 times.

      then k14, p1, k6, p1, k2, bind off 14, k2, p1, k6, p1, k14, bind off 14

      This should take it to your original pattern with 2 tails of 24 stitches and the front should look nice and neat like yours with the extra stitches at the back.

      Do you think this will work?

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