Thursday, 27 October 2016

Old Shale Lace Baby Hat

'Old Shale' is a traditional Shetland lace knitting pattern ~ it was probably originally called 'Old Shell'.
It gives a pretty, light, lacy effect - no wonder it is used so much used for baby garments.
 
Old Shale Lace Baby Hats
 
Many knitters know this as 'feather & fan' - however this is incorrect.
You might enjoy reading this explanation of these two traditional stitch patterns ~
 
 
Old Shale Lace Baby Hat                For a baby of around 3months
 
Size:

Width:                     6 “ (15.25cm),   12 “  (30.5cm) all around 
 
Height:                   6 “ (15.25cm)
 
 
Requirements:

Around 18g of DK yarn
 
4mm needles  
 
 
Pattern:
 
Cast on 7sts
1st Row:        Kfb every stitch                                                          (14sts)
2nd Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd Row:        S1, *(kfb, k1), repeat from * to last st, kfb                   (21sts)
 
4th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
 
5th Row:        S1, *(kfb, k2) repeat from * to last 2sts, kfb, k1            (28sts)
 
6th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
 
7th Row:        S1, *(kfb, k3), repeat from * to last 3sts, kfb, k2           (35sts)
 
8th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
 
9th Row:        S1, *(kfb, k4), repeat from * to last 4sts, kfb, k3           (42sts)
 
10th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
11th Row:      S1, *(kfb, k5) repeat from * to last 5sts, kfb, k4            (49sts)
 
12th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
13th Row:      S1, *(kfb, k6) repeat from * to last 6sts, kfb, k5            (56sts)
 
14th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
15th Row:      S1, *(kfb, k7) repeat from * to last 7sts, kfb, k6            (63sts)
 
16th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
17th Row:      S1, k9, kfb, k17, kfb, k17, kfb, k16                               (66sts)
18th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
19th Row:      *K2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end.
 
20th Row:      S1, knit to end
 
21st Row:       S1, knit to end
 
22nd Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
The last 4 rows form the pattern.
 
 
Repeat last 4 rows until work measures 5½” (14cm) 
Knit 3 rows
 
Cast off
 
Gather together top. Sew up seam.  Darn away ends.
 
 
 
 
 
Old Shale Lace Baby Hat                For a Medium / Large Premature Baby
 
 
Size:

Width:                     5 “ (12.75cm),   10 “ (25.5cm)  all around 
 
Height:                   4 ¾  (12cm)
 
 
Requirements:

Around 12g of DK yarn
 
4mm needles  
 
 
Pattern:
 
 
Cast on 6sts
 
1st Row:        Kfb every stitch                                                          (12sts)
2nd Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd Row:        S1, *(kfb, k1), repeat from * to last st, kfb                   (18sts)
 
4th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
 
5th Row:        S1, *(kfb, k2) repeat from * to last 2sts, kfb, k1            (24sts)
 
6th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
 
7th Row:        S1, *(kfb, k3), repeat from * to last 3sts, kfb, k2           (30sts)
 
8th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
 
9th Row:        S1, *(kfb, k4), repeat from * to last 4sts, kfb, k3           (36sts)
 
10th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
11th Row:      S1, *(kfb, k5) repeat from * to last 5sts, kfb, k4            (42sts)
 
12th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
13th Row:      S1, *(kfb, k6) repeat from * to last 6sts, kfb, k5            (48sts)
 
14th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
15th Row:      S1, *(kfb, k7) repeat from * to last 7sts, kfb, k6            (54sts)
 
16th Row:       Kfb, purl to last st, k1                                                 (55sts)
17th Row:      *K2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end.
 
18th Row:      S1, knit to end
 
19th Row:      S1, knit to end
 
20th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
The last 4 rows form the pattern.
 
 
Repeat last 4 rows until work measures 4¼” (10.75cm) 
Knit 3 rows
Cast off
 
Gather together top. Sew up seam.  Darn away ends.

 
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5 comments :

  1. Really lovely Marianna I wonder will a little cardigan follow or match Thankyou so much ��

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    1. :) Yes Karen - planned for early in 2017 ! Glad you like the pattern design.

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  2. Thank you for sharing the patterns for premature babies. Both of my daughters sons were born prematurely. We knew the first one was going to be premature. She was given a drug to strength his lungs and she was on complete bed rest. She was assured that her second baby would be full term. He was even more premature than the first. Each spent quite a bit of time in NICU. The second was in a very trying stage and no one told her or her husband. They just handled the baby with great caution and love. They had been through the process once and were much more at ease with the second one. You would never know that either of them had started life in a touch and go manner. Periodically I knit preemie hats for the NICU where I live. I'd like to knit some for the NICU where the boys were treated with great love and care. I had never thought about knitting a matching cardigan for some of them. That would be a great way to use my stash of yarn. I also knit chemo hats since I'm a breast cancer survivor. I don't care what kind of cancer the person has - all patients need to have some dignity. I didn't like my wig. I preferred to wear scarfs, hats or go bald. Again, thanks for sharing the wonderful patterns. Susan in Oklahoma in mid-America

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to message me Susan. I just wanted to send good wishes back to you, and all your family. Have a lovely festive season. M x

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  3. I have so many patterns now that I just can’t keep up with all the comments and questions on this page, ravelry, pinterest and other sites. However, I DO want to hear from you, help you and see your lovely makes! I have a very lively facebook group page – please join me and over 6,700 other members. I check in every day and if I am not available, someone else usually is. The group is ~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/made.by.marianna/

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