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Golden Snitch Hat

© Freshisle Fibers

Supplies

1 skein Freshisle Fibers Suffolk wool, hand-dyed black
Small amounts of Freshisle Fibers Suffolk wool, hand-dyed yellow/gold and natural
Golden Snitch knitting chart
US7 (4.5 mm) needles
Set of US7 (4.5 mm) DPNs
Stitch Markers
Darning needle

Size

Adult average - 22 inches (55.88 cm) around.

Add or subtract stitches at either side of chart to increase or decrease size.

Gauge

20 stitches and 28 rows per 4 inches (10.16 cm) in stockinette stitch.

Instructions

Intarsia knitting
Option 1
Wind separate bobbins for the yellow/gold snitch and natural white wings, plus two bobbins of black (one for each side of the snitch).

Option 2
Knit the chart in jacquard, weaving the floating yarn behind the colour being knit.

Option 3
Knit the entire hat in the background colour (black), and duplicate stitch the golden snitch chart!!

Hat
Cast on 84 stitches in black with straight needles.

Knit every row for approximately 1 inch (8 rows).

Next row, knit.

Next row, purl.

Begin chart for next 21 rows, keeping first 33 stitches in black and the last 33 stitches in black.

Row 22 - Purl.

Row 23 - Knit.

Row 24 - Purl.

Crown Shaping
Row 1 - *Knit 10, k2tog*, repeat.

Row 2, 4, 6 - Purl.

Row 3 - *Knit 9, k2tog*, repeat.

Row 5 - *Knit 8, k2tog*, repeat.

Row 7 - *Knit 7, k2tog*, repeat. (56 stitches remain)

Row 8 - Purl 1, p2tog, p5, p2tog, *p6, p2tog*, repeat.

Row 9 - *Knit 5, k2tog*, repeat.

Row 10 - *Purl 4, p2tog*, repeat.

Row 11 - *Knit 3, k2tog*, repeat.

Row 12 - *Purl 2, p2tog*, repeat.

Row 13 - *Knit 1, k2tog*, repeat.

Row 14 - *Purl 2tog*, repeat.

Break yarn, leaving a 12 inch tail.

Thread the tail onto a darning needle and draw through the remaining stitches to close the top of the hat.

Use the remainder of the tail to seam together the back of the hat.

Earflaps
Count 10 stitches from the center back of the hat at each side and place a marker.

With right side facing and using DPNs, pick up and knit 16 stitches.

Turn, knit for 6 rows, this is the right side.

On the next row, knit 1, ssk, knit to last three stitches, k2tog, k1.

Next row - knit.

Next row - Knit 1, ssk, knit to last three stitches, k2tog, k1.

Continue these two rows four more times until 4 stitches remain.

Next row - Knit 1, k2tog, k1. (3 stitches)

I-cord
Continue using DPNs and work I-cord (Knit three stitches, slide stitches to other end of double pointed needle, knit three stitches, slide.) for approximately 10 inches (25.40 cm).

Bind off and weave in tail.

Repeat for second earflap

Optional Row by Row Instructions
Note: Only use these optional instructions if you do not wish to use the chart from above.

Row 1 - K33 black, k12 black, k3 yellow, k3 black, k33 black.

Row 2 - P33 black, p2 black, p5 yellow, p11 black, p33 black.

Row 3 - K33 black, k10 black, k7 yellow, k1 black, k33 black.

Row 4 - P33 black, p9 yellow, p9 black, p33 black.

Row 5 - K33 black, k9 black, k9 yellow, k33 black.

Row 6 - P33 black, p9 yellow, p9 black, p33 black.

Row 7 - K33 black, k7 black, k4 white, k7 yellow, k33 black.

Row 8 - P33 black, p5 yellow, p7 white, p6 black, p33 black.

Row 9 - K33 black, k4 black, k9 white, k4 yellow, k1 black, k33 black.

Row 10 - P33 black, p1 black, p4 yellow, p10 white, p3 black, p33 black.

Row 11 - K33 black, k1 black, k11 white, k4 yellow, k2 black, k33 black.

Row 12 - P33 black, p3 black, p3 yellow, p1 black, p10 white, p1 black, p33 black.

Row 13 - K33 black, k10 white, k1 black, k3 white, k4 black, k33 black.

Row 14 - P33 black, p3 black, p5 white, p2 black, p5 white, p3 black, p33 black.

Row 15 - K33 black, k9 black, k6 white, k3 black, k33 black.

Row 16 - P33 black, p4 black, p5 white, p33 black.

Row 17 - K33 black, k9 black, k5 white, k4 black, k33 black.

Row 18 - P33 black, p5 black, p4 white, p9 black, p33 black.

Row 19 - K33 black, k8 black, k4 white, k6 black, k33 black.

Row 20 - P33 black, p7 black, p4 white, p7 black, p33 black.

Row 21 - K33 black, k6 black, k2 white, k10 black, k 33 black.

Final Product

Golden Snitch Hat

Credit

Freshisle Fiber's tutorial was taken with permission from freshislefibers.com.

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