I wanted to knit something in order to celebrate the new Harry Potter movie, but I didn't have any Gryffindor colors lying around (or cash to buy some), so I devised this Dobby Hat. Everybody loves Dobby. I don't know about you, but I most definitely loved Hermione all that much more when she tried to liberate the house elves through knitting. The second photo shows the hat's true colors.
Here's the pattern!
Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic), 1 skein MC (Light Periwinkle), 1 skein CC (Burnt Orange)
U.S. size 8/5 m.m. straight needles
One size fits all...it is quite stretchy.
17 stitches and 23 rows = 4" in stst
Co 70 sts. In MC, knit in k4p4 ribbing patt for 25 rows. In CC, 5 rows stst. Decrease row (RS):* sl 1, ssk, k until last 3 sts, k2tog, sl1. P 1 row. Rep from * 9 more times; 54 sts. In MC, p 1 row. *sl 1, ssk, k until last 3 sts, k2tog, sl 1. P 1 row. Rep from * 6 more times; 39 sts. In CC, sl 1, ssk, k until last 3 sts, k2tog, sl 1. P 1 row. Rep from * 9 more times; 20 sts. In MC, p 1 row. *Sl 1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, sl 1. Rep from * 6 times more; 5 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a nice long 2-3 foot tail. Pull the tail through the remaining 5 sts and pull very very tightly. Use remaining tail of yarn and tapestry needle to seam up the back of the hat using mattress stitch.
And then you'll have you a Dobby Hat! :)