Jasmine Tea Hat & Mitts
Whimsical and colorful, these embellished accessories make great gifts for girls and women of any age!
One size fits most women
Hat Height: 81/4 inches Circumference: 201/2 inches Mitts Length: 81/2 inches long Circumference: 7 inches
• Frabjous Fibers Wonderland “Mad Hatter” Mini Skein Pack (sport weight; 100% superwash merino wool; 86 yds/28g per skein, 5 skeins per package): 1 package of in a whisper; green (A), pink (B), blue (C), purple (D), beige (E) • Size 4 (3.5mm) 16-inch circular and double-point needles (set of 5) or size needed to obtain gauge • Stitch markers
25 sts and 37 rnds = 4 inches/ 10cm in St st. To save time, take time to check gauge.
Hat Special Abbreviations
Make 1 (M1): Insert LH needle from back to front under horizontal strand between last st worked and next st on LH needle; knit into front of resulting loop. Make 2-St Bobble (MB2): Kfb, turn; p2, turn; k2, pass 2nd st over first st—1 st rem. Make 3-St Bobble (MB3): Knit into front, back, then front of st (3 sts in 1), slip old st off, turn; p3, turn; k3, pass 2nd and 3rd sts over first st—1 st rem. Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from LH to RH needle.
Lacy Diagonal (multiple of 3 sts) Rnd 1: *Yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to end of rnd. Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: *K1, yo, ssk; rep from * to end of rnd. Rnd 4: Knit.
Move marker 1 st to left so that first st becomes last st for next rnd. Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3. Rnd 6: Knit to last st; move marker 1 st to right so that last st becomes first st of next rnd.
Rep Rnds 1–6 for pat.
One mini-skein set will make both the hat and the fingerless mitts.
Hat is worked in the round from the bottom up, beginning with the circular needle and switching to double-point needles when needed.
Bobbles are worked at same time as hat; stems, leaves and flower petals are embroidered after hat is finished.
When making bobbles that contain 6 or fewer stitches between them, strand bobble color behind stockinette color. When there are more than 6 stitches between bobbles, use a separate strand of yarn for each; cut yarn when completed.
To keep track of repeat in bobble section, put a marker after stitches 42 and 84.
With circular needle and D, cast on 96 sts; mark beg of rnd and join without twisting to work in rnds. Rnd 1: Purl. Rnds 2–13: Work Rnds 1–6 of Lacy Diagonal pat twice. Rnd 14: Purl. Cut D.
Change to E. Inc Rnd: K2, M1, *k3, M1; rep from * to last st, k1—128 sts.
Work in St st (knit every rnd) for 1 inch.
Bobbles Continuing with E for background, work bobbles in indicated color. Rnd 1 (Bobbles with D): *K12, [k5, MB3] 3 times, k12; rep from * twice, k2. Cut D. Rnds 2–4: Knit.
Rnd 5 (Bobbles with B): *K12, [k2, MB2, k3] 3 times, k12; rep from * twice, k2. Cut B. Rnds 6–8: Knit. Rnd 9 (Bobbles with D): *K8, MB3, k24, MB3, k8; rep from * twice, k2. Cut D. Rnd 10: Knit. Rnd 11 (Bobbles with B): *K12 [k3, MB2, k2] 3 times, k12: rep from * twice, k2. Cut B. Rnd 12: Knit. Rnd 13 (Bobbles with D): *K12, MB2, k22, MB2, k6; rep from * twice, k2. Cut D. Rnds 14–17: Knit. Rnd 18 (Bobbles with B): *K9, MB3, k22, MB3, k9; rep from * twice, k2. Cut B. Rnd 19: Knit. Rnd 20 (Bobbles with D): *K3, MB2, k34, MB2, k3; rep from * twice, k2. Cut D. Rnds 21–24: Knit. Rnd 25 (Bobbles with B): *K5, MB3, k31, MB3, k4; rep from * twice, k2. Cut B. Rnds 26–29: Knit.
Stripe Change to D. Rnd 1: Knit. Rnds 2–6: Purl. Rnd 7: Knit. Cut D.
Shape Crown Note: Change to dpns when needed. Change to B. Rnds 1–3: Knit. Rnd 4: *K14, k2tog, pm; rep from * around—120 sts. Rnd 5: Knit. Dec Rnd: *Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; rep from * around—112 sts.
Rep last 2 rnds until 8 sts rem. Cut B, leaving a 12-inch tail. Thread through rem sts. Pull tight and secure.
Embroidery With A, work ch st around hat in between bobbles to create branches. Work ch st from stem to each bobble to create leaves. (See Embroidery Tutorial on page 33.)
Work single chain sts around bobbles as desired to create flowers.
Weave in ends.
Mitts Special Abbreviations
Make 1 Left (M1L): Insert LH needle from front to back under horizontal strand between last st worked and next st on LH needle; knit through back of resulting loop. Make 1 Right (M1R): Insert LH needle from back to front under horizontal strand between last st worked and next st on LH needle; knit into front of resulting loop. Make Bobble (MB): Kfb, turn; p2, turn; k2, pass 2nd st over first st—1 st rem. Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from LH to RH needle.
Feather and Fan (multiple of 14 sts) Rnds 1 and 2: Knit. Rnd 3: *[K2tog] twice, [yo, k1] 4 times, yo, [k2tog] 3 times; rep from * to end of rnd. Rnd 4: Purl.
Rep Rnds 1–4 for pat. 1x1 Rib (even number of sts) Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for pat.
Picot Bind-Off (even number of sts): K2, then bind off 1 st; *transfer st from RH to LH needle, using a knitted cast-on (see page 79), cast on 2 sts; bind off 4 sts; rep from * to end of rnd.
Mitts are worked in the round from the bottom up. Thumb stitches are placed on waste yarn to be picked up and worked later.
Bobbles are worked at same time as mitts; flowers, stems and chain stitch are embroidered after mitts are finished.
When making bobbles on Mitts, strand bobble color behind stockinette color.
With A, cast on 56 sts and divide evenly on 4 dpns; mark beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts. Rnd 1: Purl. Rnds 2–11: Work Feather and Fan pat twice, then rep [Rnds 1 and 2] once more. Dec Rnd: K2tog, *k4, k2tog; rep from * to end—46 sts. Cut A.
Change to B. Rnd 1: Knit. Rnd 2: Purl. Rnds 3–6: Rep [Rnds 1 and 2] twice. Rnd 7: Knit. Cut B.
Bobbles Section Change to C for background and work bobbles in indicated color. Rnds 1 and 2: With C, knit. Rnd 3 (Bobbles with D): K3, *MB, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, MB, k2. Cut D. Rnds 4 and 5: Knit. Rnd 6 (Bobbles with B): K1, *MB, k3; rep from * to last st, MB. Cut B. Rnd 7 and 8: Knit. Cut C.
With A, rep Garter Band. Cut A. Stripe Change to B. Rnds 1–5: Knit. Cut B.
Change to C. Rnds 1 and 2: Knit. Rnd 3: K22, pm, M1R, k2, M1L, pm, knit to end of rnd. Rnds 4 and 5: Knit. Rnd 6: K22, sm, M1R, knit to next marker, M1L, sm, knit to end of rnd.
Rep [Rnds 4–6] 5 times—18 gusset sts between markers. Next Rnd: K22, place 18 gusset sts on waste yarn, knit to end of rnd—44 sts.
Continuing with C, knit until piece measures 2 inches from top of thumb gusset. Cut C. Edging Change to D. Rnds 1 and 2: Work 1x1 Rib. Rnd 3: K1, k2tog, [k3, k2tog] 8 times, k1—35 sts.
Work [Picot Bind-Off] 17 times, binding off 3 sts on last rep.
Transfer 18 gusset sts back to needles.
With D, pick up and knit 2 sts in gap, pm—20 sts. Rnd 1: Knit. Rnds 2–4: Work 1x1 Rib.
Bind off in pat.
See Embroidery Tutorial on page 33. Flowers Make 2 for each mitt With straight needles and B, cast on 43 sts. Row 1 (RS): *K1, yo, k5, slip 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th sts over first st, yo; rep from * to last st, k1—29 sts. Row 2: P1, *p3tog, p1; rep from * to end of row—15 sts. Row 3: K1, *k2tog; rep from * to end of row—8 sts.
Pass 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th sts over first st. Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail. Sew seam with yarn tail. Cut a 10-inch strand of A and make a Palestrina knot in center of flower.
With D, make 2nd flower and use C for center knot.
Sew flowers to top of mitts.
Stem Stitch With E, work 2 sets of 3-branch stem sts and 1 set of 2-branch stem sts coming out of flowers as shown in tutorial photos.
Chain Stitch With 36-inch strand of A, work ch over B stripe at wrist.
Weave in ends.
Photographed with Strawberry Mocha Sweater, page 69