Having continued to work on the twisted trellis hat pattern, I’m finally happy with the written out pattern. This pattern is somewhat similar to the Trellis stitch pattern available in the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary, however I didn’t like the way that pattern looked when knit as described there so I modified it for the purposes of the hats.
This pattern uses the right and left twists that I like so much, except they are made up of one knit and one purl stitch so I’m not sure what to call that (I think Vogue’s definitions are confusing, that could just be me, so I’ve included my own interpretation in the stitch explanations section). So I’ve left the stitches as being called left twist and right twist because that’s essentially what you’re doing, except you knit the knit and purl the purl stitches.
Also, it uses the reverse stockinette stitch background that I fell in love with when I knit the Thalweg Socks a couple of months ago. I think I’m going to use that fabric characteristic again soon. I have a few ideas floating around.
To test knit the pattern (to see if I could follow my own directions!), I knit a hat using the Red Heart Super Saver in Burgundy (pictured above). And then to use up the rest of the burgundy yarn, and because I quite frankly needed to knit a hat that wasn’t in the Twisted Trellis pattern, I knit one plain beanie and one twisted-rib cabled hat. The twisted rib cable is also on the patterns page. These hats are all for the 500 Hats Project run by the fabulous Lovelyarns in Hamdpen.
The Pattern is below the fold or as a pdf on the Patterns page.
Twisted Trellis Hat Pattern
***Please note that Row 11 and 13 originally contained typos, the correction is below in burgundy. The correct round 11 repeat is *LT, p4, RT* and the round 13 pattern repeat is *p1, LT, p2, RT, p1*. There is an updated pdf available titled “Twisted Trellis Hat – Corrected” on the patterns page and on Ravelry.***
- 175 yards worsted weight yarn. Samples made in Red Heart Super Saver Economy Yarn.
- US 8 16″ circular needle and double-pointed needles
- Stitch marker
- Yarn needle
Abbreviations and Stitch Explanations:
- sl1: Slip on stitch purlwise
- wyib: With yarn in back
- LT: left twist: slip next stitch off needle and hold to front. Purl next stitch. Knit held stitch
- RT: right twist: slip next stitch off needle and hold to back. Knit next stitch. Purl held stitch
- P2tog: purl two stitches together
- K2tog: knit two stitches together
- PSSO: Pass slipped stitch over
- Cast on 88 stitches
- K1, p1 rib for 8 rounds by *k1, p1* around each round
- Begin trellis pattern:
- Round 1: *p3, k2, p3* repeat to end
- Round 2: *p3, sl1 wyib, sl1 wyib, p3* repeat to end
- Round 3: *p2, RT, LT, p2* repeat to end
- Round 4: *p2, sl1 wyib, p2, sl1 wyib, p2* repeat to end
- Round 5: *p1, RT, p2, LT, p1* repeat to end
- Round 6: *p1, sl1 wyib, p4, sl1 wyib, p1* repeat to end
- Round 7: *RT, p4, LT* repeat to end
- Round 8: *sl1 wyib, p6, sl1 wyib* repeat to end
- Round 9: *K1, p6, k1* repeat to end
- Round 10: *sl1 wyib, p6, sl1 wyib* repeat to end
- Round 11: *LT, p4, RT* repeat to end
- Round 12: *p1, sl1 wyib, p4, sl1 wyib, p1* repeat to end
- Round 13: *p1, LT, p2, RT, p1* repeat to end
- Round 14: *p2, sl1 wyib, p2, sl1 wyib, p2* repeat to end
- Round 15: *p2, LT, RT, p2* repeat to end
- Round 16: *p3, sl1 wyib, sl1 wyib, p3* repeat to end
- Repeat rounds 1-16 once and then repeat rows 1-10 once.
- Begin decrease rounds:
- Round 1: *k1, p2tog, p2, p2tog, k1* repeat around
- Round 2: *sl1 wyib, p4, sl1 wyib* repeat around
- Round 3: *k1, p2tog, p2tog, k1* repeat around
- Round 4: *sl1 wyib, p2, sl1 wyib* repeat around
- Round 5: *k1, p2tog, k1* repeat around
- Round 6: *sl1 wyib, p1, sl1 wyib* repeat around
- Round 7: *sl1 wyib, k2tog, psso* repeat around
- Round 8: Knit around
- Break yarn leaving a 10″ tail. Weave through remaining stitches to bind off.
- Weave in loose ends.