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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Joe Cool

This a gift I designed for my younger brother Joey. But it's a surprise for Christmas, so he couldn't see it. I had to recruit my other little bro, Tyler, to model it for me.

Introducing Mr. Cool: Tyler Cushing

Joe Cool

By Lexi Cushing

Rowan Pure Wool DK:
(Main Color) 1 ball Earth, (Contrasting Color) 1 ball Quarry
Tapestry needle

#6 dpns

one size fits most

22 sts and 28 rows over 4" (height of gauge is not especially important in the pattern, width matters more)

This color chart is a repeat of 10 stitches. If you think you might need to adjust the size either add or take away 10 sts in the cast on and continue with the pattern. Just remember that if you do your numbers will be slightly different than mine.

Also note that this pattern assumes knowledge of color work.

Color Chart

Body of Hat
Cast on 100 in MC

Rows 1-7: K2 P2
Switch to CC
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: Purl
Row 11: Knit
Row 12: Purl
Next row: Using both MC and CC work in 10 repeats of color chart

Continue until you have made four 9-row repeats.
Next row: Working in color pattern *knit 8, k2tog, rep from * 9 times.
Continue working in the color chart for 1 inch, or desired length, keeping in mind that you now have 10 less sts (or 1 less st per repeat). Think about it as eliminating st #10 [in brackets on chart].

Top of Hat

Next row: working in color pattern as closely as possible *Knit 7, k2tog, rep from * 9 times.
Next row: *knit 6, k2tog, rep from * 9 times.
Next row: *knit 5, k2tog, rep from * 9 times.
Next row: *knit 4, k2tog, rep from * 9 times.
Next row: *knit 3, k2tog, rep from * 9 times.
Next row: *knit 2, k2tog, rep from * 9 times.
Next row: *knit 1, k2tog, rep from * 9 times.
Next row: *k2tog, rep from * 9 times.

You should now have 10 sts. Cut MC and CC at about 6". Using tapestry needle thread yarn through all 10 sts and pull the needle out. Gather loops tightly and secure with a knot.

Weave in all ends.
[Please note that this pattern belongs to me. You are free to share it, but not to use it for personal gain. Check out my Creative Commons License for more information. Also, please comment if you find any errors {or if you like it!} and I will fix it as soon as possible. Thank You!]


  1. Sorry about that. I just realized it's not showing up. I'm going to try reformatting on a different computer (I'm on a mac) and see if that helps.

  2. The link to the chart still doesn't work. I even tried a different browser.

  3. Link for color chart still isn't working. Can you e-mail it??

  4. Hey, found your site online and love this pattern...can you please e-mail me the color chart at albarrow@crimson.ua.edu

  5. could you please email me a copy of the colour chart as well. i would love to make this hat for myself. brandont@me.com

  6. Hi, need to jump on the bandwagon with this one. I've been hoping I wouldn't have to ask, but can you email the chart to me too when you have a moment? justanotherbaker@aol.com
    Terri Baker

  7. After wrestling with my computer I finally just printed out the color chart and took a picture of it. That didn't really work because the picture was backwards, so I flipped it over an held a light behind it. So it's not the best quality, but at least it is visible now.