Friday, October 9, 2015

Foxhill Farm's Polka Knot Hat

I do not knit enough hats.  Hats are fun, and quick, and economical, and they make splendid gifts. Even to one's self.

Thea makes hats often.  She's smart like that (and in many other ways). So this summer while she and her girls were visiting, we hatched a plan to coordinate three hats just in time for Rhinebeck, worked up in Foxhill Farm's lovely yarns.  

This is my Polka Knot Hat, worked in Foxhill Farm's 3-ply bulky wool. It is knit in the round from the bottom up. 

The polka knots are fun to work and provide an opportunity to showcase a special yarn, maybe something you already have in your stash. In the sample they are worked in Graceland Farm's Alpaca, which has a dreamy halo. Imagine the confetti effect that could be created with a multicolor variegated yarn!

Our hat patterns are $4.00 each. If you have the good fortune to visit The New York Sheep and Wool Festival next week, please check out Foxhill Farm yarns, and say hello to Alice and Sue.

Suggested Yarns
Main color: 1 skein (90 yards, 4 ounces) of Foxhill Farm 3-ply bulky weight, “Bucks Plus” 100% wool
Contrast color: approximately 30 yards of worsted weight or 60 yards of sport weight held double, shown in Graceland Farm 100% alpaca
13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in polka knot pattern
Skills Used
Carrying a second color, working a small circumference in the round.
US size 10½ (6.5mm) suggested to obtain gauge.
Needle styles: 16-inch (40cm) circulars for the hat body, and your preferred needle style for working a small circumference in the round (double points, two circulars, or one long circular).
• 1 Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle
• Pom pom maker

And check out Thea's hats! 

Daisy's Hat

Buck's Hat

Wishing you a grand weekend, wherever you are.


Mary Lou said...

The polka dots are so you! And so cute and fun. I may search for some yarn today.

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is a most splendid hat! The pom pom is perfect! How I wish my joints were better so I could knit my own. Well done, Ellen!

Rose said...

Love them! Hope to see you in it next Saturday and/or Sunday!

gale zucker (she) shoots sheep shots said...

Polka Knots! And with a big firm pompom. I think this hat would gladden my winter snow/ice dog walking self. Into the queue!