Tuesday, June 5, 2018

FREE KNITTING PATTERN: Jerry Horne's Mother's Hat from Twin Peaks the Return


Making this hat is easy, finding the right yarn is hard. I cannot find hideous variegated yarns that are correct for my life. The color sequence of the five purl sections from bottom up is: green, brown, red, blue, purple from what I can tell, followed by a knit crown repeating the colors, but the catch is that they're all variegated with white and some other mess, which is proving difficult to recreate with accuracy.

Pictures of the hat I made are included after the pattern. I even tried some ombre yarn for shits and giggles/out of dismay. I've also noted the yarns I used as well as possible suggestions.

CALLING ALL TWIN PEAKS KNITTERS
(or just knitters...)

If you have color suggestions for this hat, please feel free to leave them in the comments and I'll add them to the list.

Now let's get to this easy pattern!


What You Need

  • variegated yarn, worsted weight
  • US size 6 or 7 circulars of preferred length for making hats
  • set of 4 corresponding DPNs
Gauge: 4 sts/inch, 5 rows/inch = 10" wide hat (the hat is super stretchy, especially lengthwise and laying flat mine is about 10")

It's really easy to resize this hat by decreasing your CO or doing fewer rows in each section. I did a CO of 90 sts, which is pretty average.

What You Do

CO your desired number of stitches with variegated green yarn;

Rnds 1-7: k around;

Rnds 8-14: p around;
Rnd 15: k around, switch to variegated brown at end of rnd;
Rnds 16-18: k;
Rnds 19-25: p;
Rnd 26: k around, switch variegated red at the end;
Rnds 27-29: k;
Rnds 30-36: p;
Rnd 37: k, switch to variegated blue at end;
Rnds 38-40: k;
Rnds 41-47: p;
Rnd 48: k, switch to variegated purple at end;
Rnds 49-51: k;
Rnds 52-58: p;
Rnd 59: k, switch back to variegated green at end;
Rnds 60-62: k;
Rnd 63: begin the crown of the hat (your decrease intervals will be based on your initial CO), *k8, dec, repeat from * around;
- change your colors every 4 rnds in the same sequence as above; switch to your DPNs when comfortable;
Rnd 62: k around;
Rnd 63: *k7, dec, repeat from * around;
Rnd 64: k around;
Rnd 65: *k6, dec, repeat from * around;
Rnd 66: k around;
Rnd 67: *k5, dec, repeat from * around;
Rnd 68: k around:
Continue this alternating pattern until hat is finished, close, weave in ends.


I clearly failed miserably at the color selection. I used Red Heart because they have some fabulous (ugly) variegated yarns, unfortunately, I chose poorly. Colors with strike through are the ones I used that didn't satisfy me, and I also included some notes/thoughts. The other options are still on the table until I get a chance to see how they look knitted.

Green: Red Heart Woodsy (too much brown, see below), Red Heart Desert Camo
Brown: Red Heart Latte Stripe, Red Heart Woodsy (but you'd have to be strategic to dodge the green sections)
Red: Red Heart Fall (too much green, no white/lighter parts); 
Blue: Red Heart Reef (too much brown), Red Heart Macaw
Purple: Red Heart Macaw (I don't know why I used this for this section, I think I was drunk)

There's always hand-spun and dyed yarn to make this work!





Sunday, March 4, 2018

FREE KNITTING PATTERN(S) - Jerry Horne's Llama Mitts from Twin Peaks The Return Also A Llama Hat

If you haven't made mittens or gloves with at thumb gusset before I don't recommend this pattern to you just yet. You're welcome to go for it, but it might get a little confusing.

Jerry's mitts in the show are fingerless, but with individual finger holes. I'm not gonna lie, I absolutely hate making individual finger holes. I made these mitts in the good ol' bag lady style, which is less time and also doesn't make me irrationally angry. If you want to make fingers, please, feel free if you have the skillz and patience. I am an ill-tempered knitter.

What You Need
Size 2 DPNs (set of 4) - use larger needles for larger mitts, you may need to experiment a bit with
     needle size and gauge
2 stitch markers
Stitch holder
Fingering weight yarn in red, black, and blue

Gauge: 7 sts/inch, 9 rows/inch
My finished mitts measure about 3.25" at the wrist cuff and are about 5.5" in length from fingers to wrist.

BOTH Mitts
With red, starting at wrist cuff.
CO to 3 needles - 15 sts, 15 sts, and 16 sts (46 sts total), use whatever co you prefer;
10 rnds of k1p1 ribbing;
Rnd 11: * k5, inc, repeat from * around, k, inc (56 sts total);
Rnds 12-13: work even;
Join black, begin chart (below) starting in bottom right corner, repeat around;

LEFT Mitt
Rnd 19-20: break off black and work even in red;
Rnd 21: join blue and begin llama chart (below) starting at bottom right, but disregard the numbers on the chart if you're confused because they don't correspond to the literal rnds of the mitt;
     ** Place 2 st markers, one on either side of the 54th st, starting the thumb gusset;
Rnd 22: keep working the chart, but inc on the "inside" of the st markers, making 3 sts between the markers. The thumb is solid red, so be careful carrying your floats across so you don't lose stretchiness;
Rnd 23: keep working the chart, and then work even across the thumb gusset;
Rnd 24: chart and then inc on the inside of the st markers, so you have 5 sts between;
     **continue this pattern, working the chart, and then inc the gusset every other rnd until there are 17 sts between the markers, work another rnd after this then move these sts to your st holder and rejoin to continue the chart (you should hit 17 in the 1st rnd of solid red after llamas, so you'll be rejoining the hand during the 1st rnd of black, and you'll also need to add a st at the end of the 1st rnd where you rejoin the hand);

After the chart work a rnd in red with k4, k2tog pattern so that you end up with your original number of sts on each needle as when you began; you'll need one final decrease at the end of the rnd (15, 15, 16);
Finish with 7 rnds of k1p1 ribbing and do a stretchy BO.
Pick up thumb sts on 3 needles (6, 6, 5), then pick up 3 of the sts where you rejoined the main part of the hand to get a total of 20 sts, arrange them as 7, 6, 7 across needles.
     
Rejoin red where you rejoined the hand and finish the thumb with 1 rnd of k then 3 rnds of k1p1 ribbing, stretchy BO.

Weave in your ends and all that good stuff.

RIGHT Mitt
Same as the left mitt, but...
     ** Place 2 st markers, one on either side of the 3rd st, starting the thumb gusset;
Use this chart for the llamas (note how they are shifted to the left to accommodate the thumb);


BONUS PATTERN
To make Jerry's llama mitts as a hat if you're feeling frisky...
Using size 7 circulars
CO 90 sts with red (or another color);
8 rnds k1p1 ribbing, inc 1 st at the end of rnd 10 (91);
3 rnds of red, join black, begin Chart 1;


2 rnds of red, join blue, begin Chart 2;

2 rnds of red, join black, begin Chart 3;


Dec at the end of the last rnd of the chart (90);
Begin dec of crown: * k8, k2tog, repeat from * around (81);
Work even;
* k7, k2tog, repeat from * around (72);
Work even;
* k6, k2tog, repeat from * around (63);
Work even;
* k5, k2tog, repeat from * around (54);
Work even;
* k4, k2tog, repeat from * around (45);
Work even;
* k3, k2tog, repeat from * around (36);
* k2, k2tog, repeat from * around (27);
* k, k2tog, repeat from * around (18);
K2tog around (9).

Go forth and knit. You can modify this pattern however you want and use it however you want. It's not really "mine" per se, but I did take the time to reverse engineer these beauties and I appreciate a link back to this page at least, so you can spread the joy and wonder. If you're feeling generous you should buy me a coffee.

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