Monday, January 23, 2012

Classic Slouchy Tuque

Classic Slouchy Tuque
US 6 & 8
About 80 g of Patons Classic Wool

I love slouchy tuques (that's right, I'm Canadian), unfortunately I have never found one to buy at a store that was just plain with a long brim that could be worn rolled up or not!
There was a big sale on Paton's Classic wool at Michaels so I picked up a couple of skeins and got to work deciding on what to use it for.
Tada!

Pattern:
CO 100 with US 6 needles, join in round
K2, P2 for 3 inches

Change to US 8 needles
Work Stockinette Stitch for 3 inches

Decrease 2 evenly around
*K 12, k2tog* Repeat *-* to end of round
*K 1 row *
*K 11, K2tog*
*K 1 row*
*K 10, K2tog*
*K 1 row*
*K 9, K2tog*
*K 1 Row*
*K 8, K2tog*
*K 1 Row*
*K 7, K2tog*
*K 6, K2tog*
*K 5, K2tog*
*K 4, K2tog*
*K 3, K2tog*
*K 2, K2tog*
*K 1, K2tog*
*K2tog*

Cut 3 inch tail and pull through remaining stitches.
Tie off and enjoy!

39 comments:

  1. Hi Im new at knitting so i wanted to ask you what you meant by increase 2

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  2. I'm not quite sure what you mean either by increase 2. Could you be more specific? I'd really like to knit this.

    Thank you
    Cat

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  3. Do you mean increase 2 by changing the needle size that would be the increase ?

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  4. From other hats I have knitted, it is usually worded as increase evenly. So in this case on the last round of the ribbing before changing to the larger needle increase two stitches ending with 102 stitches. Space them evenly over the round so they are not obvious. I will knit 50, increase 1 twice. There are different ways to increase. Some make one by knitting under a bar or increase by knitting in the back of the same stitch. There are lots of videos on youtube to explain increasing techniques. :-)

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  5. Sorry everyone! I was on a bit of a hiatus wrestling with school. I wrote the increase 2 so the pattern would match up. You can always skip this step and decrease 2 instead of 4 when you get to the knit rows.
    Check out www.knittinghelp.com for helpful videos and pictures. Just type in what you're unsure of into the search bar!
    It helped me a lot when I was just learning.

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  6. I knitted this today as a gift for a friend and I think she will love it! Straight forward design that is very versatile - thanks for sharing it :)

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  7. Great hat, simple pattern-- many thanks!

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  8. Hi Brenna,
    I just completed your Tuque as my first ever knit for the boyfriend. I'll definitely make it again, thanks for the pattern!
    I blogged about the hat here http://agildedyarn.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/longing-for-spring/ if you want to have a look.

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  9. Just finished my first tuque. Love it! Can't wait to make another one. Works up very quickly; great tv-watching knit.

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  10. Hi, I'm also new at knitting and bad with abbreviations, can someone explain to me what K2tog means?

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  11. Knit two together. This means that instead of picking up the next stitch from the left needle, pick up the next two and knit them as one stitch. It is a way of decreasing.

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  12. Im alittle confused on the second part when you switch over to the larger needle. It says to knit the stockinette stitch for 3 inches. But every time I do it it looks nothing like the picture. I've googled how to do the stockinette stitch, and I'm certain im doing it correctly. But again it looks wrong. I just want to verify that it is a row of knit and then a row of parlance then repeat. Mine turns out bumpy and not at all flat like the picture suggest. Please help. Thank your!

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    1. @Carrie. When you knit in the round, you don't do purl stitches as you are never working the wrong side. What you are actually doing when you are alternating knit and purl rows in the round is garter stitch. I hope this helps, just skip the purls in the rounds!

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  13. Very cute hat! I just got done making two :)

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  14. What was your gauge for the hat? It looks really cute and I'm excited to try it but I would like to know the gauge.

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  15. I'm making this now, and found the exact yarn you mention at top Paton Classic Wool at Michael's. There is no way I can finish this with one skein! I wonder if I'm doing something wrong....
    Anyway, I can't wait to finish it! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. You mentioned we could skip the increase 2, then decrease 2 evenly around (instead of 4). But what does this mean? I'm using straight needles. Does it mean k2tog for the entire row? Pls help! I really want to be able to do this :) thanks.

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  17. I used straight needles as well. I just decreased 2 and spaced them evenly (knit one third of stitches, knit 2 tog, knit next third of stitches, knit 2 tog, knit to end.) I really don't think it made any difference. It would have been fine if I ended up with two extra stitches on the needle on the last row, it would not have been noticed. I would make it again and leave out that step.

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  18. Hi,
    I love this pattern I use it over and over again.i just switch up the yarn.
    The fit is perfect just enough slouch.
    I would like to make a mom and daughter hat for my granddaughter and her daughter who is 6 for xmas any suggestions on modifying to fit 6yr old? Thanks again I love it

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  19. Brenna I love the hat! Quick question though...did you use double-pointed needles or circular needles? Thanks, Michelle

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  20. When you say'join in round' do you mean you are using circular needles?

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  21. Sorry, Molly again. You don't say what ply wool you're using

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  22. Lovely pattern!

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  23. Still don't know what ply wool so took a chance and got DK (Double Knit) and one ball was OK. Also used normal needles - tried with circular and gave up.

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  25. Perfect little hat, thank you. I used Caron Simply Soft and cast on 98 stitches to avoid the increase decrease thing and did 1x1 twisted ribbing for the brim. I'll be making this one again, it's so comfortable and cute! I also used a 4mm circular needle for the brim and 4.5mm for the body of the hat.

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  26. I’m new to knitting too but I remember my mother reading patterns sometimes aloud. I believe it means knit 2 together.

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  27. Can I work this on straight needles please?

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  28. Yes of course - just sew it up when you've finiched. I'm still waiting for a response to my asking what weight of wool I should get and how much

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    1. Thank you Molly, much appreciated. I am just going to use double knitting wool. As long as the ball band has the same size needles on it, usually works for me.

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  29. Sorry to be thick but what is 'the ball band'?

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  30. Your not thick, just the wrapper around the wool Molly.

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  31. Difficult isn't it, I don't understand all of the terms either and we forget others don't.

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  32. Oh, you mean the wool wrapper should say what size needles - is this what you mean?

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  33. Yes exactly Molly, gives you more choice or you can use up some leftover wool from another project.

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  34. Working on the decrease rounds; After I knit Round 1: *knit 12, k2tog * I am left with 4 stitches on this round, as 12 goes into 100, 9 times with a remainder of 4. What do I do with these stitches, and every remainder stitches after? Do i simply knit them?

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  35. This is my all time favorite for a quick gift but for me it’s the only one I wear... The way this hat it’s me I just love this hat and I am constantly losing my printed pattern so I am so thankful that I can go back to the Internet and print it again and that you have a catchy name like Cool Beans because I don’t know what I’d do if I can’t find this pattern I’m about to print out several copies at this point!
    I’ve been making this pattern for many years I should know it by heart but at my age who knows but thank you for this pattern thank you thank you I love it and frankly It’s the only hat that looks decent on me
    Can’t thank you enough for this pattern it’s very versatile it’s very comfortable and very stylish and classic

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