Wednesday, 9 September 2009

The Mad Trapper Touque

This is our first KBN pattern that we are offering to people! Enjoy!

The Mad Trapper toque

Knit in the round, this hat seems very large but will fit most people. The pattern was developed from a commission piece to reproduce a hat that a customer brought in. The hat reminded me of the story about the Mad Trapper who was buried in Aklavik, the home town of my father.

Gauge: 6.25 stitches per 1 inch

Yarn: 105 grams, 400 yards

Needle Size: 3.0mm circular or dpn

Head Circumference: 20 inches (22 inches, 24 inches)

Cast on 126 (138, 150) stitches, and join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Part 1: *K 1, P l*, repeat to the end, continue until the piece measures 3.25 inches from the bottom (126 (138, 150) stitches).

Part 2: Knit in the round until the pieces measures 6.5 inche

s from the bottom (126 (138, 150) stitches).

Part 3: Pm, knit 4 rounds, and on the beginning of the fifth row, psso, knit to the last 2 stitches before the place marker and k2tog (124 (136, 148) stitches). Repeat the 5 rows until you have decreased to the hat measures 11.5 inches from the bottom.

Part 4: Pm, knit 1 round, and on the beginning of the 2nd ro

w, K 1, psso, knit to the last 3 stitches, k2tog, K 1. Repeat the 2 rows until the piece measures 13.75 inches.

Part 5: Pm, knit 1 round, and on the beginning of the 2nd

row, K1, slip 1 stitch, k2tog, pass the slip stitch over the knit 2 together stitch. Knit to the last 4 stitches, k3tog, K1. Repeat the 2 rows until 8 stitches remaining.

Part 6: Distribute 4 stitches each onto two needles, so they

lay flat with the hat and use a third needle to do a three needle bind off.

Part 7: Pompom – with thick cardstock paper, draw a circle with approximately 3.5 inch diameter. Draw a smaller circle with a 2.5 inch diameter inside the larger cir

cle and cut out the large circle and then cut out the smaller circle, repeat to make a second circle. Holding the two circles together, wrap the remaining yarn you have around the

doughnut shape. The more yarn you wrap the thicker the pom-pom.

Once you have finished wrapping the yarn, part the yarn at the edge to cut the yarn in between the two doughnuts. Then take a scarp piece of yarn (12 inches in length) and tie it between the two pieces of paper to secure the pop-pom yarn. Use the tail of the secure yarn to attach the pom-pom to the hat. Weave in all of the loose ends and enjoy your new hat!

1 comment:

  1. The story of the Trapper is gripping!
    What a 'tapestry' for the hat.....