Another free pattern, there have not been any for a while, so here we go.
4ply Innocent Smoothie Hat
The Big Knit, run by Innocent Smoothies to raise money for Age UK, is now in its 10th year. For each hat knitted the charity receives 25p.
Perfect for using up all those sock yarn left overs that are too small to use for anything bigger. I thought the self striping sock yarns would look particularly effective. They are strangely addictive to knit.
small amounts of 4 ply yarn
3mm needles (or size required for gauge)
28stitches and 36 rows to 4 inches – the fastest way to check gauge is probably to cast on a hat and measure it after a few rows
Cast on 36 stitches and knit two rows. Then knit 18 rows of stockingette stitch commencing with a knit row.
Decreases: Following row knit two together across the row.
Then purl two together across the final row
Cut yarn, thread through stitches on needle and pull tight, sew seam and add pompom or any embellishment you wish.
Perfect as a blank canvas for different stitch variations or colourwork.
For more information about the Innocent Smoothies Big Knit, including where to send the hats, please see: http://www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/bigknit