Back in the fall, I started seeing all these cute scarves and skirts with chevron designs and I was in love with every single one of them, since then, I have been wanting to design a hat and cowl with the chevron design. Finally, on a Sunday afternoon, I had a chance to sit down with some graph paper and color the chevron design. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. The design uses only color changes, no decreases or increases for the design.
Knitting loom: All-n-One knitting loom
Yarn: Approx 120 yards of worsted weight yarn. Cascade 220 was used in sample in White and Mint (less then 1 skein each color).
Notions: knitting tool, row counter (optional)
Gauge: 11 sts x 17 rows= 2″.
Please note how tight my gauge was with this yarn, if you do not obtain this gauge with your swatch, your hat may come out bigger/smaller than mine. Please check your gauge before starting this project.
MC=Main color (Mint)
CC=Contrasting color (white)
Reading a chart: Read a chart from the bottom up and from right to left. Each cell represents a stitch.
Tips: Carry the unused color loosely at the back of the work. Do not pull too tight on these floats as this will make the work “pucker”. Nice and loose and it should provide with a nice stitch pattern. It is imperative to always reach for the colors in the same manner. For example, I always reached for the CC through the bottom of the MC, and I always reached for the MC over the CC. Steam blocking helps set the stitch pattern and take away some of the puckering.
Using MC, cast on 102 sts, join to work in the round.
Rnd 1-8: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 9-13: k to end of rnd.
Rnd 14-21: Follow Chevron Chart.
Rep Rnds 14-21: 2 more times. Cut CC, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.
Cont with MC.
Next 20 rounds: k to the end of rnd.
Bind off with gather removal method.
Weave ends in. Steam block.