EVERMORE HAT © Project Weekend Creative LTD. 2019
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THE EVERMORE HAT PATTERN
Slow your Sunday down by tucking in to knit this extra soft and cozy beanie.
We achieve the supersize bulky look by doubling up 2 strands of our LOLL yarn (cleverly, from the same ball!) to create this larger than life texture. Featuring a medium profile and a wide rollover cuff detail, this project can knit up in just over an hour making it a great choice for last minute gift making and giving.
Our LOLL yarn features a special blend of Premium Merino Wool and Baby Alpaca fibers creating soft-as-a-kitten warmth and squishiness. Sustainably sourced and 100% naturally soft, (not chemically softened), LOLL is grown in the beautiful highlands of Peru and Argentina and spun in a Fair Trade Certified facility.
PROJECT SKILL LEVEL : ADVANCED BEGINNERS
Advanced Beginner projects use simple stitches like KNIT & PURL and are great for those looking to take their skills to the next level. Easy projects might have simple increases and decreases for shaping, color work and knitting in the round techniques.
TIME TO MAKE
1 - 2 Hours
One size: Fits Most (21.5” to 23.25”)
Finished Circumference (relaxed) : 15”
Finished Height (uncuffed): 12.5”
10 stitches in 1x1 rib stitch x 11 rows = 4" x 4" square
EVERMORE HAT KIT CONTENTS
- 1 ball of Project Weekend's LOLL, our exclusive "naturally soft, not chemically softened" 65% Fine Peruvian Highland Wool / 35% Superfine Peruvian Alpaca yarn. Each ball weighs 125 GR. (4.4oz) and has 125m (137y).
- 1 pair of 12mm / US 17, 24” Circular Knitting Needles (optional with kit purchase)
- 1 pair 10mm / US 15, 32”/Circular Knitting Needles (optional with kit purchase)
- 1 Knitters' Sewing Needle
- 1 Stitch Marker (XL)
- 1 "PROJECT WEEKEND X Me." Woven Label
TECHNIQUE TUTORIAL VIDEOS & ILLUSTRATIONS
Not sure how to knit a specific technique? No worries, we've got your back! We've created videos and step-by-step illustrations for you to reference, so your project won't miss a beat. They are conveniently located throughout and at the end of the pattern for you to click and learn from. Happy Knitting!
A QUICK NOTE ABOUT GAUGE
Taking some time before starting a knit project to make a gauge swatch can make all the difference between project success and total complete frustration.
A gauge swatch will tell you if you are knitting too tightly or too loose for the pattern you are creating. It helps make sure that what you are knitting will measure out and fit just right. If you are new to knitting, you can also think of the gauge swatch as a test run for learning your stitches before you start your main project.
With your 12mm knitting needles and using two strands of yarn as one (refer to our video tutorial link in Project Notes for a demonstration of this technique), cast-on with the recommended gauge swatch stitch count and knit the number of rows indicated to achieve gauge. For the Mini-Me Evermore, you'll use your 12mm needle and cast-on 10 stitches and knit 11 rows to achieve gauge. Once finished, your swatch should measure out to 4” x 4”. If your swatch comes out too small, it means you are knitting too tightly, so loosen up your stitch tension a bit. If your swatch comes out larger than 4”x 4”, you are knitting too loosely, so tighten up your stitch.
Once you have found your gauge, unravel your swatch (you will need all that yarn for your project!) & begin knitting your project!
This project is knit using 2 strands of Project Weekend LOLL from the same ball at the same time. Pull the yarn end from the center hole of the yarn ball and match it up with the yarn end on the outside of the yarn ball.
This project is Knit In-The-Round using a circular needle and using the Magic Loop Method. Watch our "How to knit with circular needles" videos for a demonstrations on how to use these techniques.
How To Knit With 2 Strands Of Yarn At The Same Time (from the same ball of yarn)
How to Use Circular Knitting Needles - Joining In The Round
How to Use Circular Knitting Needles - Magic Loop Method
(additional technique tutorial support videos located at end of pattern)
K: Knit Stitch
K1: Knit 1 Stitch
P: Purl Stitch
P1: Purl 1 Stitch
K3Tog: Insert your right needle through the next three stitches at once as if to knit. Knit the three together like one stitch. (a decrease of 2 stitches).
THE EVERMORE HAT PATTERN
1. Using the 12mm needles and 2 strands of yarn held together, measure out a 8-10” long yarn tail and make a slip knot. The slip-knot is considered your first stitch.
2. Cast-on 35 stitches using the ALTERNATING CABLE CAST-ON FOR 1X1 RIB. You should now have a total of 36 stitches on your needle.
3. Set Up Row: *K1, P1 repeat from * to the end of the row.
4. Place a stitch marker on your right needle and JOIN IN THE ROUND, being careful not to twist any stitches.
5. Round 1: *K1, P1 repeat from * to the end of the round, transferring the stitch marker from the left to the right needle at the end of the round.
6. Round 2 & onwards: Repeat Round 1 until work measures 10” from the cast-on edge, transferring the stitch marker from the left to the right needle at the end of each round.
7. Switch to the 10mm circular knitting needles for the next knitting round. (You will use the 10mm needle for the remainder of the project).
8. Knit 3 rounds with the 10mm needles, transferring the stitch marker from the left to the right needle at the end of each round.
TIP: To transfer your work over from the larger to the smaller needles, take your smaller needle and begin knitting each stitch off the larger needle. For that first transfer stitch, make sure the working yarn is taught so you don’t get a loose stitch (it will still be attached to the other end of the larger needle). While you knit over the stitches, push that other larger needle end to the back of your work and out of the way as you won’t be using it during this process.
9. SHAPING THE CROWN
Round 1: *K3Tog, P1 repeat from * to the end of the round (18 stitches remaining)
Round 2: *K1, P1 repeat from * to the end of the round
Round 3: *K3Tog, P1 repeat from * to the last 2 stitches, then K1, P1 to finish the round (10 stitches remaining)
10. Remove the stitch marker and cut a yarn tail approximately 10” long and thread it onto the knitters sewing needle.
11. Beginning with the first stitch of the next row, pass the needle through each of the remaining stitches, carefully transferring them over from your knitting needle onto the yarn tail. Remove the knitting needles and gently pull the yarn tail so the crown stitches close up snugly and neatly.
12. Insert the needle through the very top of the hat at the crown closure through to the interior of the hat. Turn the hat inside out and secure the remaining tail.
CLOSING UP THE CAST-ON ROUNDS
13. Insert the cast-on yarn tail through the knitters sewing needle and close up the bottom row of your hat by weaving through each side, carefully mimicking the yarn direction of the cast on stitch pattern.
14. Once the work is closed up, weave in loose ends and proudly sew on your Project Weekend x Me. woven label.