Snooze, a free knitting pattern from Knitty.com. Free knitting pattern for a striped stocking cap with unusual brim construction and a lovely pompom.
by Linette Grayum
Inspired by the glowing stars and shooting stars on a clear night’s sky, I started playing around with 2 colors and just let the design flow. The result? A playful and fun pixie hat worked with a unique sideways brim and finished off with a looooong pointy tip. Working alternating rows of colors and some slipped stitches give the illusion of stars, the Milky Way and shooting stars.
Finish off your hat with a tassel or pompom on the tip and add braids to the tips of the brim.
photos: Gabe Grayum
Child[Teen, Adult S, Adult L]
shown in size Adult S
Circumference: 16[18, 20, 22] inches/ 41[46, 51, 56] cm
Choose a size 1-2 inches (2-5cm) smaller than your head circumference.
Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted [100% wool; 220yd/201m per 100g skein];
[MC] Twilight; 1[1, 1, 2] skeins
[CC] Butter; 1[1, 1, 2] skeins
Look for a yarn that has a tight ply for best stitch definition. Colors should be solid or semi-solid with good contrast to show pattern to best effect.
Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter's gauge is unique]
US #7/4.5mm circular needle, 16 inch/40 cm
US #7/4.5mm needles for small circumference in the round: traditional or flexible DPNs, 1 long circular or 2 shorter circulars, as you prefer
20 sts/32 rounds = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch
17 sts/34 rows/rounds = 4 inches/10 cm in pattern stitch
[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
Brim is worked flat, followed by picking up stitches to work crown and point of hat in the round. Finish off with a tassel or pompom.
On RS rows, slip purlwise with yarn held to the back (WS) of the work; on WS rows, slip purlwise with yarn held to the front (WS) of the work.
Using the 16 inch/40 cm circular needle, and CC, cast on 17[21, 23, 25] sts. Do not join, brim is worked flat.
Setup Row 1 [RS]: With MC, knit.
Setup Row 2 [WS]: With MC, k to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 1 [RS]: With MC, knit.
Row 2 [WS]: With MC, k to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 3: With CC, sl3 wyib, *k1, sl1 wyib; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, turn (leaving last stitch unworked).
Row 4: With CC, *k1, sl1 wyif; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, sl3 wyif.
Repeat Rows 1–2 once more.
Row 7: With CC, sl3 wyib, k to last st, turn (leaving last stitch unworked).
Row 8: With CC, k to last 3 sts, sl3 wyif.
Repeat Rows 1-8 15[17, 19, 21] more times, then work Rows 1–6 once more, and then Rows 1–2 once. Cut CC.
Bind off using MC, leaving it attached. Continuing with the 16 inch/40 cm circular needle, rotate by 90 degrees, pick up and k 70[78, 86, 94] sts along the garter bumps, place marker, and join for working in the round.
Note: the edges of the strip are not joined.
Rnd 1: With MC, knit.
Rnd 2: With MC, purl.
Rnd 3: With CC *k1, sl1 wyib; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: With CC *p1, sl1 wyib; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnds 5–6: Rep Rnds 1–2.
Rnd 7: With CC, k1, k2tog, k to 3 sts bef end of rnd, ssk, k1. 2 sts decreased.
Rnd 8: With CC, purl.
Repeat Rnds 1–8 until 8 sts rem.
Rnd 1: With MC, k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1. 6 sts.
Rnd 2: With MC, purl to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: With CC, k1, k2tog, k to to last 3 sts, ssk, k1. 4 sts.
Rnd 4: With CC, purl to end of rnd.
Rnd 5: With MC, knit.
Cut yarn and pull through final sts to secure.
Wash and weave in ends. Make pompom or tassel to attach to tip of hat and a braid on each of the tips of the brim.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Linette learned the basics of knit and crochet when she was young from her grandmother. Over the years she dabbled little in fiber crafts, but not until her sister nudged her back to knitting a few years back, did she really start to explore the amazing world of knitting, crocheting and designing patterns. With each project she tries to incorporate fun and interesting techniques, inspired by nature and traveling adventures in her camper.
Pattern & images © 2021 Linette Grayum