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Subject:Live Long and Keep Warm (AKA The Spock Hat)
Time:08:39 pm
I am pleased to present the official pattern for the Spock hat I created last month. Any knitters on my flist, please help yourself and enjoy! It is also available as a download on Ravelry. =D


 

Live Long and Keep Warm

(A.K.A. “The Spock Hat”)


 

“You know what would rock? A SPOCK TOUQUE! Like, it would be black, and cut right across your forehead (like his bangs) and his skintone ears would be the part that covers YOUR ears!”                  --tripperfunster 

 

 

And from that simple request was born…

 

Materials:

US Size 9 (5.5mm) DPN's or long circular for Magic Loop (or size needed to make gauge)

US Size 4 (3.5mm) needles

Approx 150-200 yds black worsted weight yarn

Approx 25 yds flesh-colored DK or sock yarn

Scrap amount of brown DK/sock yarn

Darning needle

 

Gauge:

18 st and 18 rows = 4" in unstretched 2x2 rib. Gauge isn't SUPER important because there is a lot of horizontal ease due to the ribbing, and the overall length can be easily adjusted based on how long your head is. Ideally the hat should end just below the nape of the neck when worn with the crown right at the top of the head (as opposed to further back on the head as most caps—see pictures)

Abbreviations:

m1: make one knit stitch (pick up bar between stitches by slipping the left needle under it from back to front, and knit into the front of stitch)

m1p: make one purl stitch (pick up bar between stitches by slipping the left needle under it from back to front, and purl into the front of stitch)

ssk: slip, slip, knit

k2tog: knit two together

p2tog: purl two together

 

Main body of hat

 

Leaving 6 inches of tail, CO 8 st evenly on DPN's (or magic loop), join work.

1: (k1, m1), repeat around

2: k across

3: (k1, m1p), repeat around

4: k1, p1 in pattern around

5: (k1, m1, p1, m1p), repeat around (64 stitches)

 

Work in the round in k2, p2 ribbing until the hat hits your eyebrows when the crown of the cap is worn fairly forward on the head (approximately 6 inches). At this point close up the small hole at the crown using the CO tail.

 

RS 1: K2,  then BO 26 in pattern,  (k2, p1, m1p, p1, k2, p2), repeat ing around until ending on the original K2 of this row. 5 purl st have been added, one in every other purl section around the back of the head. From here on in, the piece is worked flat, and every RS row should begin and end with a k2.

WS 2 (and all even rows after): K the k's, and P the p's

3: (k2, p3, k2, p1, m1p, p1), repeat around. 4 st increased in purl sections.

5. As row 2

7: As row 2

9: (k2, p1, p2tog, k2, p3), repeat around. 5 st decreased.

11: (k2, p2, k2, p1, p2tog), repeat around. 4 st decreased.

13: As row 2

15: (k2, p2tog, k2, p2), repeat around. 5 st decreased.

17: (k2, p1, k2, p2tog), repeat around. 4 st decreased.

19: As row 2

21: BO in pattern.

 

Note: length can easily be adjusted for longer/shorter heads; just knit a few more or less rows between the increases and the decreases (rows 3 and 9)

 





Ears

 

On smaller needles with sock yarn, CO 5 and purl one row.

RS 1: K2, m1, k1, m1, k2

WS 2 (and all even rows): p across

3: k3, m1, k1, m1, k3

Repeat in this fashion until 15 st are on needle, ending with a WS row

Work 4 rows St st, so next row is a RS row

1: ssk, k to last 2 stitches, k2tog

2: p across

Repeat last 2 rows until 3 st remain on needle

1: k, k2tog

2: k2tog, draw yarn through.

 

Repeat above to create an identical ear-shaped panel, then sew the two together with WS facing to create ear. I filled the ear with a little batting (you could use spare yarn!) so that it attached to the hat. Embroider on ear detailing as show in pictures.

Repeat all ear instructions for second ear, reversing embroidery.

 

 

Finishing

 

Weave in all ends. Put hat on, and pin ears in place so they cover your own ears, then sew the ears into place using the sock yarn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Live Long and Prosper!

 

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outofthisplace
Subject:Re: Most excellent.
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Time:2011-02-20 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! And thanks for helping spread it 'round the internets =D
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psychicnotcho
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Time:2011-06-04 06:01 pm (UTC)
...Found this on a random internet search, must say LOVE!!!!
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outofthisplace
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Time:2011-06-08 02:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks!!
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psychicnotcho
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Time:2011-06-08 03:45 pm (UTC)
<3
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(Anonymous)
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Time:2012-06-29 07:50 am (UTC)
I'm really sorry but I'm Australian and 14 and I'd really like my Mum to make me this hat but she is being a pain and won't make it for me without Australian measurements. Could you please help me?
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outofthisplace
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Time:2012-08-15 02:49 am (UTC)
Oh Goodness, I'm sorry, I missed this comment! The pattern on Ravelry should have measurements in cm for you, but here you go anyways:

Materials:
5.5mm DPN's or long circular for Magic Loop (or size needed to make gauge)
3.5mm needles
Approx 137-183 meters black worsted weight yarn
Approx 22 meters flesh-colored DK or sock yarn
Scrap amount of brown DK/sock yarn
Darning needle

Gauge: 18 st and 18 rows = 10cm in unstretched 2x2 rib.

6" tail, and 6" length before brow bind off = 15.25 cm

That should be all you need!
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sunstar77
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Time:2013-10-19 03:15 pm (UTC)
This is awesome! Do you know how it could be modified for my 7 month old for Halloween?

Edited at 2013-10-19 03:15 pm (UTC)
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