Ode to Adam Lippes for Target
This Fall –ok, and frankly since my punk rock, late teens — I’m mad for plaid, so I’m thrilled to see retailers and runways alike, riding the cross-stripes train! From Tartan to lumber jack, it’s hip to be (melded) square(s); and I dig ’em all. It’s the simplest form, checkerboard and outlined cubes, however that has me swooning this season.
Which brings me to the point of this post, and my latest beanie pattern: the Adam Lippes collection for Target. His pieces go from simple Shibori to the fundamental flannel plaid, which inspired me to create an accessory project to compliment a be-squared outfit during the colder months. So knitters: be in-the-(k)now and get to work on your tricoté tartan! Here’s how to make the Ode to Adam (OtA) hat.
1 ball each, Patons Classic Wool Roving (100% wool; 109 m/120 yds), in colors: (A) Aran, and (B) Black.
Size U.S. 10 1/2 (6.5 mm) double-pointed needles (dpns) –or size needed to obtain gauge.
Size U.S. 11 (8 mm), 16″(41 cm) circular needle (circ)–or size needed to obtain gauge.
Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) double-pointed needles (dpns) –or size needed to obtain gauge. (NO SLOUCH VERSION ONLY)
Circumference: 20″(21″)/51 (53.5 cm)
Fits up to 22″ (23″)/56 (58.5) head
No Slouch Version Length: 8″(8 1/2″)/20 (21.5) cm
Slouchy Version Length: 10″(11″)/25.5 (28) cm
12 sts x 22 rows = 4″/10 cm in garter mosaic pattern stitch.
With A and smaller dpns, CO 60(63) sts. Divide sts evenly amongst needles; join taking care not to twist.
Rows 1-6: *K1, p2; rep from * around.
Switch to circ needle.
Row 7: Knit.
Join B when necessary.
Row 8: *Sl 1 with Color A , K2 with Color B; rep from * around.
Row 9: *Sl 1 (A); p2 (B); rep from * around.
Row 10: With A, knit.
Row 11: With A, purl.
Rep Rows 8-11 for garter mosaic pattern stitch, until piece measures 7″ (7 1/2″)/No Slouch Version, and 10″(11″) Slouch Version.
Bind off, leaving long tail of A.
NO SLOUCH VERSION ONLY:
Crown shaping — switch to larger dpns when necessary.
Row 1: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around.
Rows 2, 4 & 6: Purl.
Row 3: *K2tog; rep from * around.
Row 5: *K2tog; rep from * around, ending with a k0 (k1).
Row 7: Repeat Row 5. –5 (6) sts.
BO, leaving a tail.
With tapestry needle, weave tail through remaining live sts on needles; remove needles; cinch shut. Feet tail through inside of hat.
SLOUCHY VERSION ONLY
Close hat crown as follows:
- With tapestry needle & Color A tail, insert through center front and back (joining front and back at center); take a stitch. (Upper left photo above.)
- Pinch side edges to the same center point and stitch through both thicknesses. The top of the beanie will now be in a star formation.
- Continue in this manner, pinching the opposite edges and stitch them together until top of hat is completely closed. Fasten off.
Using colors A & B held together, make pompom using your preferred method. I love using a Pompom Maker!
Sew pompom onto top of hat.
Weave in ends.
Love your beanie, and ready to embrace even more plaid? See my “Mad for Plaid” board on Pinterest! Oh, and don’t forget to tag @vickiehowell or #vickiehowell on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, if you make the OtA hat. I love seeing your finished projects!