Knockin’ Me Sideways ~Free Pattern~

January 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm Leave a comment

Now that the holiday madness busy-ness is over, I can finally settle back into my routine of knitting. The girlies were off school for two whole weeks and we had a lot of fun being together. But I forgot what a strain it took on my knitting and found myself falling asleep at night trying to sneak in a few rows.

In between the Christmas festivities and preparing for New Years, I dreamed of working up a hat pattern only approaching it from a different angle.

Enter Knockin’ Me Sideways:

So you’re probably wondering why the name Knockin’ Me Sideways. Well, for 1) I am always bad at coming up with names….it took me all 9 months to finally decide on each of my girlies’ names…..2) the hat is finished off with a sideways garter stitch border (which I first learned about from Elizabeth Zimmermann) and 3) in honor of the Citizen Cope song Sideways which James says makes him think of me when he first started falling for me.

Knockin’ Me Sideways is a rather simple pattern to execute. Begins at the top on DPNs, increase out for the body, some mindless knitting, then a sideways garter stitch border. The upside to this hat, I had 2 beautiful brass buttons that a crafting friend of mine gave me that match the look of the hat perfectly. The downside to this hat, I had only 2 beautiful brass buttons that a crafting friend of mine gave me that match the look of the hat perfectly and enough yarn to re-create one for myself. But sadly it is up for sale in my friend’s local shop.

*MC 1 skein Lion Brand Wool Ease in Gold (197 yds) 80% acrylic 20% wool
*CC Roughly half a skein of Patons Classic Wool Tweeds in Chestnut Tweed (223 yds.) 90% wool 7$ acrylic 3% rayon
*Size 7 DPNs
*16″ circulars in US sizes 6 and 7
*1 size 6 DPN (for sideways garter stitch border)
*2 buttons
*Stitch marker(s) (for marking increases if you so choose, it makes it easier for me since I am constantly picking up and setting down my knitting mid rounds)
*Yarn Needle for seaming
*2 point protectors

——->Available as a  FREE DOWNLOAD Knockin Me Sideways!! <———

**Queue it on Ravelry!**

Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1″ on size 7 needles

 Disclaimer: The small print that nobody wants to read but you really should because there is valuable information. DO NOT!!! Sell this pattern, it is my pattern and will bring you bad karma if you do sell this pattern (besides, not cool to pass off someone else’ work as your own). However, and this is where the fun is, you have my blessing to sell items made from this pattern. As a “thank you” for taking time to enjoy my pattern, and for your hard work.

As how my other two patterns are set up, the PDF file is set up so that the pattern is on the second page with only one photo on the second page to save both printer ink as well as paper.

The above photo is what the sideways garter stitch border will begin to look like. Do not be put off by this technique, it is very easy and very addicting. Also, I should note that, while I used a sl1 k1 psso for decrease, you may very well use a k2tog. Either way produces the same results.


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