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Free Knitting Patterns

Nimble Fingers
on the Prairie

1306 Broadway
Wheaton, MN 56296

Phone: 320.563.8559

Materials: Worsted weight yarn

Note: Knit with two strands held together


With no. 11 needles cast on 60 stitches. Work in k 1, p 1 ribbing for 8 inches.

To shape upper hat:

Row 1:K 2 tog, k 10; repeat until end of the row.

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K 2 tog, k 9;repeat until end of the two.

Row 4: Purl

Continue decreasing in this matter on each knit row, purling every other row. The last decrease row will be k 2 tog, k 2.

Purl one row.

Then cut yarn leaving a 20 inch length and with a tapestry needle, cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches and pull tightly. Weave in ends on wrong side of work and cut yarn.

*This pattern can also be done on a 16 inch circular needle for those of you who would rather not sew the seam by casting on 60, joining round and then proceeding as directed in pattern*


With size 10 double pointed needles cast on 20 stitches and divide on 3 needles.Work in k 1, p1 ribbing for three inches. Change to stockinette and increase 4 stitches evenly spaced on the first row.

Knit two rows.

Row 3: K 11 stitches, place marker; increase 1 stitch in each of the next 2 stitches; place second marker, k 11.

Row 4: Knit

Row 5: Knit and increase in stitch just after first marker and stitch just before the second marker.

Row 6: Knit

Continue to increase on every other row until there are 10 stitches between markers. After this last increase, knit one row.

Following row: k 12, place 8 stitches on holder, k 12.

Palm: Continue to work in stockinette stitch until work measures 5 inches above cuff.

To Shape end: Place markers dividing the stitches into two groups with 12 stitches in each group. K 1, ssk, knit to within 3 stitches of next marker, k 2 tog, k 1. Repeat this decrease once more.

Next row: knit

Continue to decrease every other row a total of 4 times until there are 8 stitches left (4 in each group) Cut yarn leaving a 12 inch length, pull through remaining stitches and weave end stitches together on wrong side of work.

Thumb: Divide thumb stitches on three needles. Pick up and knit two stitches at the base of the thumb, placing one stitch at the beginning of the first needle and second stitch at the end of the third needle. Knit these eight stitches for three rows.

Next Row: K 2 tog, k 4, k 2 tog.

Work the next four rows even.

Row 5: K 2 tog across row. Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches and pull tightly. Weave in ends on wrong side of work and cut yarn.


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