Rock Creek flows out into the Columbia River near a small town
in the Gorge along the Oregon side.
In the spring you can see
salmon making their way up the creek
to lay their eggs.
In the summer, the mouth of Rock Creek is
a place for windsurfers to launch their
gear and zip back and forth across the great Columbia.
fall & winter it is a quiet place where water and
rocks rest with each other.
hat is loose fitting and has a simple and fun cable with a contrast
color that moves around the hat as you knit it. The edge of the
hat has a slight scallop, which is formed by starting the cables
right off the bat without any stitch count changes or ribbing.
After finishing this hat, I was reminded of this amazing place
and the movement of the water and the constant presence of the
Reese & Christine Vogt at Rock Creek photos: M.
(shown in size S with MC- Thyme, shown in size M with
Sized to fit head circumference of 20-21[22-23] inches
Hat Circumference: 22 inches
Hat Height: 7.5[8.0] inches
Recommended needle size [always use a needle
size that gives you the gauge
listed below -- every knitter's
gauge is unique]
set US #10.5/6.5mm double-point needles
1 16-inch US #10.5/6.5mm circular needle
14 sts/19 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
20 sts/20 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
PATTERN NOTES [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
Once lower edge is complete, only MC
is used for actual knitting; CC is stranded back and forth for
a decorative effect.
When moving CC to front on Rounds 1 and 2 of Cable St Pattern,
bring CC between the 2 needles to the
front. When moving CC to back, bring
CC between the 2 needles to the back.
Make sure not to pull the yarn too tight,
leaving enough slack in the yarn to keep
fabric from puckering.
As you work, carry CC loosely up the inside of the hat.
Cable St Pattern: Rnd 1: With
MC, [k4, p4] to end of rnd. Rnd 2: With
MC, [k4, p4] to end of rnd. Rnd 3: With
MC, k. Rnd 4: [With
MC, C4F, move CC to front, with MC k4,
move CC to back] to end of rnd. Rnd 5: [With
MC, k4, move CC to front, with MC k4,
move CC to back] to end of rnd.
C4F: Slip next 2 sts to cn and hold to front;
k2, then k2 from cn.
With 16-inch circular needle & CC, CO 88 sts. Join
in the rnd being careful not to twist,
and pm to denote beg of rnd.
Round 1: P. Join MC (do not cut CC). Round 2: With MC, k. Round 3: With MC, [C4F, p4] to end of
rnd. Round 4: With MC, [k4, p4] to end of
Work Cable St Pattern 4 times, and work Rnds
1-3 once more.
Piece should measure about 5.5[6.5] inches from CO edge.
Crown Shaping: Note: As you’re working this section,
change to dpns when hat gets too small
to work comfortably on circular needle.
Rnd 1: [With MC, C4F, move CC to front, with MC k1, k2tog, k1,
move CC to back] to end of rnd. 77 sts remain. Rnd 2: [With MC, k4, move CC to front,
with MC k3, move CC to back] to end of rnd. Rnd 3: With
MC [k4, p3] to end of rnd Rnd 4: With
MC [k4, p1, p2tog] to end of rnd. 66
sts remain. Rnd 5: With
MC, k. Rnd 6: [With
MC, C4F, move CC to front, with MC k2tog,
move CC to back] to end of rnd. 55
sts remain. Rnd 7: [With
MC, k4, move CC to front, with MC k1,
move CC to back] to end of rnd. Rnd 8: With MC, [k1, k2tog, k1, p1] to
end of rnd. 44 sts remain. Rnd 9: With
MC [k1, k2tog, p1] to end of rnd. 33
sts remain. Rnd 10: With MC [k2tog, p1] to end of
rnd. 22sts remain. Rnd 11: With MC k2tog around. 11
Break yarn leaving an 8-inch tail. Pull
tail through remaining sts tightly and
sew inside of hat closed. Weave in all ends.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Nichole Reese designs for her company, bluegirl knits as well as
other publications. She also teaches at her LYS, Knot Another Hat
in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Nichole is an
accountant, who loves applying her skills in math and efficiency
to her designs.