Both the hat and neck warmer knit up quickly – how could it not when using size 17 needles! It always takes me a little getting used to knitting with the bigger needles – I have a hard time holding on to them when doing the stitches.
Quick Knit Hat (I did get this pattern out of a knitting book, but I have no idea which one)
1 skein bulky roving yarn
Gauge: 8 stitches = 4 inches
Size/Circumference: S (19″), M (20″) L (21″)
Pattern is written for small with medium and large in parenthesis.
1. Cast on 38 (40, 42) stitches
Row 1: *(K3, K2tog)* across row
Row 2, 4 & 6: Purl
Row 3: *(K2, K2tog)*, across row
Row 5: *(K1, K2tog)* across row
Cut yarn leaving a 15″ tail
With darning needle, thread yarn through remaining loops on the needle, pull tights and sew down the inside seam. Weave in ends.
Quick Knit Neck Warmer (this was a pattern I found on line by Allegra Wermth)
1 skein bulking roving yard
3 large buttons
Gauge: 10 stitches = 4 inches
20 inches long x 8 inches wide after blocking (I have made this several times with different size yarns, making the necessary adjustments, some have been this size and some have not – love them all!)
Pattern (done in multiples of 4)
Cast on 16 stitches
Row 2: K1, *P2, K2; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, P2, K1
Row 3: *P2, K2; repeat from * to end
Row 4: P1, *K2, P2; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, K2, P1
Repeat rows 1 – 4 until piece measure 19″
Next row: Repeat row 1, adding a yo every 4th stitch OR K2, P1, yo, K2tog, K1, P2, yo, K2tog, P2, K1, yo, K2tog, P1
To finish: Repeat Row 2, 3, 4, 1, 2
Sew buttons on so that they line up with buttonholes.