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Home : Patterns : Alaska Poncho and Hat: Woman's Version
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Alaska Poncho and Hat: Woman's Version

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 40518-W
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Length 16½ inches [42 cm]
HatCircumference 21½ inches [54.5cm]



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Color (A)
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

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Spice Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Black
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*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon
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•  640-149 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Charcoal
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$ 75.92  
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•  640-153 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Black
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$ 18.98  
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•  640-100 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: White
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
• Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 36-inch [90 cm] circular needles
• Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 16-inch [40 cm] circular needles

Note: Hat uses 2 balls charcoal, 1 ball black, 1 of white

 

Alaska Poncho and Hat: Woman's Version

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

10 sts + 16 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Chart 1 (Multiple of 4 sts + 2 extra)
Row 1 (RS)-
With B, knit.
Row 2- With B, k1, p to last st, k1.
Row 3- With A, knit.
Row 4 - With A, k1, p to last st, k1.
Row 5- With A, knit.
Row 6- With C, k1, p to last st, k1.
Row 7- With A, knit.
Row 8- With A, k1, *with A, p1, with B, p2, with A, p1, rep from * to last st, with A, k1.
Row 9- With A, k1, *with A, k1, with B, k2, with A, k1, rep from * to last st, with A, k1.
Row 10- With A, k1, p to last st, k1.
Row 11- With C, knit.
Row 12- With A, k1, p to last st, k1.
Row 13- With A, knit.
Row 14- With A, k1, p to last st, k1.
Row 15- With B, knit.
Row 16- With B, k1, p to last st, k1.

Chart 2 (Multiple of 4 sts + 2 extra)
Row 1 (RS)-
With A, knit.
Row 2- With A, k1, p to last st, k1.
Row 3- With A, k1, *with A, k1, with C, k2, with A, k1, rep from * to last st, with A, k1.
Row 4- With A, k1,*with A, p1, with C, p2, with A, p1, rep from * to last st, with A, k1.
Row 5- With A, knit.
Row 6- With A, k1, p to the last st, k1.
Row 7- With C, knit.
Row 8- With C, k1, *with B, p1, with C, p3, rep from * to last st, with C, k1.
Row 9- With C, k1, *with B, k1, with C, k1, with B, k1, with C, k1, rep from * to last st, with C, k1.
Row 10- With C, k1, *with C, p2, with B, p1, with C, p1, rep from * to last st, with C, k1.
Row 11- With C, knit.
Row 12- With A, k1, p to last st, k1.
Row 13- With A, knit.
Row 14- With A, k1, * with A, p1, with C, p2, with A, p1, rep from * to last st, with A, k1.
Row 15- With A, k1, *with A, k1, with C, k2, with A, k1, rep from * to last st, with A, k1.
Row 16- With A, k1, p to last st, k1.


PONCHO
With A and longer needle, cast on 106 sts. Knit 4 rows. Work Chart 2 for next 16 rows. With A, work in St st for 16 rows. Work Chart 1 for next 16 rows. With A, work in St st for 16 rows. (Piece should measure approximately 16½-17" [42-43 cm].)
Next Row (RS) Work Row 1 of Chart 2 across 50 sts, k2tog, k 1, join 2nd ball of yarn, k 1, ssk, work in pattern across remaining 50 sts – 52 sts each side.
Continuing with chart and working both sides at same time, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 10 more times – 42 sts each side. AT SAME TIME, with A, work 16 more rows in St st, and then Rows 1-8 of Chart 1. Bind off loosely.


FINISHING

Sew bound-off edges together. With shorter needle, RS facing, and A, pick up and knit 56 sts around entire neck edge. Join and work K 1, P 1 Rib in the round until neck measures 8½ inches [21.5 cm]. Bind off loosely. Weave in ends.


HAT

With longer needle and A, cast on 54 (62) sts. Work 2 rows in K 1, P 1 Rib. Work Rows 1-16 of Chart 2. Knit 1 row. (This is the row where brim will fold to outside.) Work in St st for 4 (5) inches [10 (12.5) cm], ending with a WS row. Work Rows 1-10 of Chart 1, dec 2 sts evenly across Row 10 – 52 (60) sts.

Next Row (Row 11 of Chart 1)

*K 2, k2tog; repeat from * across – 39 (45) sts.

Work Row 12 of chart.

Next Row (Row 13 of Chart 1)

*K 1, k2tog; repeat from * across – 26 (30) sts.

Work Row 14 of chart.

Next Row (Row 15 of Chart 1)

K2tog across row – 13 (15) sts.

Next Row (Row 16 of Chart 1)

*P2tog; repeat from * to last st, p 1 – 7 (8) sts.

Break yarn, thread through remaining sts, and pull to gather. Sew seam. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


  Learn to Knit instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToKnit.html


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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Alaska Poncho and Hat: Woman's Version Reviewed by Kathleen Crapse on 2011-09-29 ****
This is an elegant set for both men and women. I've had it in my pattern library for a number of years. I just promised my God son a hat for the West Virginia winter and this one appeals to me to do. Big yarn, big needles and a quick knit. My kind of project. ;~)))


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