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Knitting Apple Pie

October 2, 2014

applepie(2)If you are casting on for an Apple Pie hat (and I really think you should) here are a few tips and tricks to help. Get you Apple Pie pattern, worsted weight yarn, and let’s get started!

 

Construction

The Apple Pie hat is worked starting from the doubled brim to the crown. A provisional cast on allows you to join in the doubled over brim as you go, no seaming later!

Doubled Brim

First up work a provisional cast on. This cast on will be un-picked after the ribbing is complete to join the doubled over brim.

Provisional cast on and ribbing have been worked

Provisional cast on and ribbing have been worked

Once you have completed your ribbing, you will un-pick the provisional cast on, placing your stitches on a spare needle (size isn’t too important, anything the same size or smaller than your larger needle).

Un-picked provisional cast on stitches are now on a spare needle

Un-picked provisional cast on stitches are now on a spare needle

Once your stitches are on a spare needle you will fold the spare needle inside the hat. Your spare needle will be lined up with your live stitches (pictured below).

This is what your folded brim will look like

This is what your folded brim will look like

Next, take your larger needle and knit the first stitch from the front/outside needle, and the first stitch from the back/inside needle together.

You are working these stitches together to close up the doubled brim.

You are working these stitches together to close up the doubled brim.

 

Knitting the two stitches together

Knitting the two stitches together: the larger needle is going through the first stitch on the front/outside and back/inside needle, joining the doubled brim.

After a few stitches this is what your knitting will look like. Stitches from the front and back are joined together on the larger needle.

After a few stitches this is what your knitting will look like. Stitches from the front and back are joined together on the larger needle.

What your work will look like from the inside

What your work will look like from the inside

Now that your doubled brim has been joined you can carry on!

Cabling Over Marker

If you haven’t cabled before check out our in-depth tutorial on cabling here. Here is how you cable over marker:

1. Place the last 2 sts of the round on your cable needle and hold in back of work

2. Remove marker

3. Knit 2 sts from left needle

4. Replace marker on right needle

5. Knit 2 sts from cable needle

Ready to work last cable of round. You will be working the 2 sts before the marker and the 2 sts after the marker.

Ready to work last cable of round. You will be working the 2 sts before the marker and the 2 sts after the marker.

replacemarker

2 sts are on the cable needle held in back, 2 sts from left needle have been worked, the marker has been replaced on the right needle. Next you will work the 2 sts from the cable needle.

Marker is now back in the right spot and the first 2 sts of the next round have been worked.

Marker is now back in the right spot and the first 2 sts of the next round have been worked.

Now you have cabled over marker. Tricky part is over! Carry on with the pattern, proceeding to decreases when your hat has reached the specified (or desired) length. Block your hat and wear it out on a blustery day!

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 21, 2015 4:47 pm

    Hey I was just wondering if it would be possible to do this pattern with a bulky weight yarn on size 10 needles. Would I have to adjust it in any way? Do you recommend trying another pattern?

    • March 22, 2015 11:37 pm

      You could definitely do it. You would want to knit a smaller size, but I’d say give it a try, it’s just a hat

  2. October 24, 2014 9:47 pm

    Hi there! I’m trying to decide on size adult M or L for this hat. My husband’s head is 22.5 inches…based on that, would you recommend knitting up size M or L? Or is it more about preference in snugness of fit?

    • November 4, 2014 10:30 pm

      I think its preference but I’d go with the M personally. That’s my 2 cents!

  3. knittedblissjc permalink
    October 7, 2014 6:41 am

    gorgeous hat, and I adore double brims- my ears are super sensitive to the cold, so the extra layer really helps me keep them toasty.

  4. Pat permalink
    October 6, 2014 12:09 pm

    This is by far one of the best and easier tutorials I have ever seen. Clear images – properly sized – excellent directives – when I have time, I will seriously consider this as a projects! Awesome!

  5. Marlene permalink
    October 4, 2014 10:34 am

    This hat had not caught my eye (yet) so am glad you highlighted it on you post…..am searching my stash now!

  6. Helen Stephens permalink
    October 3, 2014 12:42 pm

    Your tutorials are top notch. Thank you,I just love your blog, especially the photo shoots. Such different countryside to Oz- a real treat!

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