Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Ingress Enlightened Hat Knitting Pattern

Hello, again, after a bit of a hiatus!

I have still been knitting and stitching, although blogging has fallen a bit by the wayside in light of recent events (wedding, honeymoon, craaaaazy busy work/grad school, etc.).  I wanted to check in again to share something, though!

I have been playing a Google-sponsored game called Ingress.  It's basically Four Square meets Capture the Flag, played on cell phones and tablets.  There are two teams or "factions," the Resistance (blue, or "Smurfs") and the Enlightened (green, my team, the better team).  This game requires you to get out and walk around outside, and because winter is approaching I wanted to knit something to show my faction pride and keep me warm.  My solution?  A colorwork hat!  I posted the finished object on Google+, and it kind of "went viral."  I got a ton of requests for the pattern, so here it is!

(Who knows - if I get enough requests, maybe I can even be convinced to do a Resistance hat, too.)  :)

My new Ingress Enlightened hat!
My new Ingress Enlightened hat!

Enlightened Hat Knitting Pattern

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Black (main color, MC - 9727) and Limelight (contrast color, CC - 9607)
Needles: tapestry needle, US size 8 (5.0 mm) 9" circular needles AND US size 8 (5.0 mm) double-pointed needles*

*you can also knit the entire hat on double-pointed needles, if desired

Gauge: 1" = 5 stitches

When knitting the colorwork, make sure to leave a good amount of slack in the CC while knitting with the MC, or else the hat will be too tight.  Tack the CC into place every 3-5 stitches on the reverse side by twisting it behind the MC.

Instructions (knit in the round):
Cast on 100 stitches in MC.  Join in circle, being sure not to twist.
Rows 1-8: *k2, p2 rib*
Rows 9-10: knit all stitches

Begin colorwork
See chart below.  Chart is worked from right to left and from bottom to top.  Repeat the pattern [between the asterisks in the written instructions (*)] five times total in each row (5 x 20 stitches, 100 stitches total).


Row 1: *k10 MC, k1 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 2: *k10 MC, k1 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 3: *k9 MC, k2 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 4: *k9 MC, k2 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 5:  *k8 MC, k3 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 6: *k8 MC, k3 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 7: *k7 MC, k1 CC, k1 MC, k2 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 8: *k7 MC, k1 CC, k1 MC, k2 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 9: *k7 MC, k1 CC, k1 MC, k2 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 10: *k5 MC, k1 CC, k3 MC, k2 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 11: *k5 MC, k1 CC, k2 MC, k3 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 12: * k4 MC, k1 CC, k1 MC, k1 CC, k13 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 13: *k5 MC, k1 CC, k3 MC, k4 CC, k7 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 14: *k1 CC, k1 MC, k1 CC, k3 MC, k2 CC, k6 MC, k3 CC, k1 MC, k1 CC, k1 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 15: *k4 MC, k2 CC, k1 MC, k8 CC, k5 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 16: *k3 MC, k1 CC, k2 MC, k1 CC, k2 MC, k4 CC, k7 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 17: *k4 MC, k2 CC, k14 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 18: *k5 MC, k1 CC, k2 MC, k3 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 19: *k9 MC, k2 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 20: *k7 MC, k1 CC, k1 MC, k2 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 21: *k8 MC, k3 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 22: *k9 MC, k2 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Row 23: *k10 MC, k1 CC, k9 MC* (repeat 4 more times)
Cut CC only; secure and weave in end of yarn.
Rows 24-27: knit all stitches in MC

Shape crown
Repeat the pattern between the asterisks (*) 10 times total for each row.  Stitch counts at the end of each row are listed in brackets [].
Row 28: *k8, k2tog* (repeat 9 more times) [90 stitches at end of row]
Row 29: knit all stitches
Row 30: *k7, k2tog* (repeat 9 more times) [80 stitches at end of row]
Row 31: knit all stitches
Row 32: *k6, k2tog* (repeat 9 more times) [70 stitches at end of row]
Row 33: knit all stitches
Row 34: *k5, k2tog* (repeat 9 more times) [60 stitches at end of row]
Row 35: knit all stitches
*If using circular needle, switch to double-pointed needles at this step.
Row 36: *k4, k2tog* (repeat 9 more times) [50 stitches at end of row]
Row 37: knit all stitches
Row 38: *k3, k2tog* (repeat 9 more times) [40 stitches at end of row]
Row 39: knit all stitches
Row 40: *k2, k2tog* (repeat 9 more times) [30 stitches at end of row]
Row 41: knit all stitches
Row 42: *k1, k2tog* (repeat 9 more times) [20 stitches at end of row]
Row 43: knit all stitches
Row 44: *k2tog* (repeat 9 more times) [10 stitches at end of row]
Row 45: knit all stitches
Row 46: *k2tog* (repeat 4 more times) [5 stitches at end of row]

Cut yarn leaving 6" tail.  Using tapestry needle, thread cut end through all stitches in Row 46.  Secure and weave in end on reverse side.  Weave in ends on cast-on edge.

Happy knitting!

==========================================================

Note: I don't charge money for patterns I post on here, but I do take the time to create them and write them up for your use!  If you think my work is worth a few bucks, please donate to my PayPal!  I'm a struggling grad student, after all.  :)

Donation Amounts
 


11 comments:

  1. I would share this all over if not for the blog title. /sadface
    I need to plead to the masses for this or learn how to knit myself!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Haha yes! Your stitching magic mystifies me, where can I buy one? Love the blog title too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Woohoo!! I was hoping you'd eventually come back! Looking forward to stitching WIP updates.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fabulous! I shared it with my community. They're very excited about it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What weight was the yarn you used? It's not a brand i'm familiar with

    ReplyDelete
  6. Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the web the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people consider worries that they plainly dont know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

    Top Ten Web Hosting Reviews
    Top Ten Web Hosting Reviews

    ReplyDelete
  7. If you do a Resistance one I would love to get the pattern! My bf plays Ingress and I would love to make him a Resistance hat. Would be happy to pay for a pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Well I definitely need to hurry up and learn to knit now. It doesn't really carry over for crocheting! Yay Enlightened!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I totally donated for this. I'm going to be making plenty of these for my local Enlightened community. Thanks a bunch for the pattern!

    ReplyDelete