Tympany

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Hats/Scarves/Gloves
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Tympany is an earflap hat with mitered squares and a pompon finish.

One size


Size

Approximately 21” around x 7 1/2” high (not including earflaps)


Materials

1 Ball each Berroco Sox Metallic (100 grs), #1364 Kiwi (A) and #1366 Mangosteen (B)

16” Length circular knitting needle, size 2 (2.75 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

1 Set (5) double pointed knitting needles, size 2 (2.75 mm)

Crochet hook, size 4.00 mm (F)

Tapestry needle

1 St marker

Clover Art.No 3124 Pom Pom Maker (optional)


Gauge

30 sts = 4”;  40 rnds = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Bottom Band

Square 1:  With dpn’s, using B, cast on 72 sts.  Divide sts onto 4 needles (18 sts per needle) and join, being careful not to twist sts.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Knit 1 rnd.

Dec Rnd:  * K2 tog, k to last 2 sts on needle, SSK, rep from * 3 times more – 64 sts.  Knit 1 rnd.  Rep Dec Rnd every other rnd until 8 sts remain.  Break off yarn leaving an 8” long end.  Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needles.  Pull up tightly and secure.

Note:  Squares should be joined in a straight line with Square 8 joining the line into a ring.

Squares 2-7:  With RS facing, using dpn’s and B, pick up and k18 sts along one edge of previous square, then cast on 54 sts – 72 sts.  Complete same as Square 1.

Square 8:  With RS facing, using dpn’s and B, pick up and k18 sts along one edge of previous square, cast on 18 sts, pick up and k18 sts along one edge of Square 1, then cast on 18 sts – 72 sts.  Complete same as Square 1.

Crown:  With RS facing, using circular needle and A, pick up and k144 sts along one edge of band (pick up 18 sts along edge of each square).  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Work even in St st (k EVERY rnd) until piece measures 7” from lower edge of band.

Shape Top:  Dec Rnd 1:  * K2 tog, rep from * around – 72 sts.  Knit 2 rnds.  Divide sts onto 4 dpn’s, keeping marker at beg of rnd.

Dec Rnd 2:  Rep Dec Rnd 1 – 36 sts.  Knit 1 rnd.

Dec Rnd 3:  Rep Dec Rnd 1 – 18 sts.  Break off yarn leaving an 8” long end.  Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needles.  Pull up tightly and secure.


Finishing

Place marker between 2 square of band for center back of hat.

Right Earflap:  With RS facing, using circular needle and A, skip first 13 sts of square to the left of marker, pick up and k5 sts in remaining sts of first square, 18 sts across next square, then 5 sts in first 5 sts of next square – 28 sts.  Work even in Garter St for 1”, end on WS.

Dec Row:  K2, k2 tog, k to end.  Rep this dec EVERY row 19 times more, end on WS – 8 sts.  Bind off.

Left Earflap:  With RS facing, using circular needle and A, skip first 2 square to the right of marker, then skip 5 sts of the next square.  Pick up and k5 sts in the 5 sts of that square, 18 sts across next square, then 5 sts in first 5 sts of next square – 28 sts.  Complete same as right earflap.

Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook and 2 strands of A held tog, work in sc around entire lower edge of hat and earflaps, join with a sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.

Ties (Make 2):  Cut two 30” long strands of A and one 30” long strand of B.  Put strands tog and fold in half.  Insert crochet hook in lower edge of earflap from RS and pull loop through.  Insert ends of strands through loop and pull up tightly fastening strands to earflap.  Braid strands tog and knot at end leaving 2” free for tassel.

Pom Pom: Using both colors make 1 pom pom with the largest size pom pom maker following the instructions on the package.