How to add another color knitting in the round

1 Apr

So when you are knitting in the round and you want to add another color – so you can do single row stripes, it’s pretty easy to do.

However, tutorials are awesome and I like writing them!

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I have been on a striped hat kick.  This, the harry potter house colors, other sports team colors, etc.  Hats.

So you start by knitting your brim.  I use size 7 or 8 16″ circular needles, 96 stitches and a k3 p1 rib.  About 6-7 rows = brim

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Get your second color out and attach by making a stitch.  So my second color is white.  Do not cut the green, however, you’re gonna want it in 96 stitches (1 row).

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Knit the entire row in white, as you would (no ribbing, just knit).

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Without cutting the white, pick up the green you didn’t cut and knit a row with it.

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The backside (inside) looks a mess, but thats okay!

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Then knit a row in white, with the color you didn’t cut.

Keep going in this fashion until the hat measures 7″.  Then start your decrease.

*K6 K2tog*.  Knit a row.  *K5, K2tog*.  Knit.  *K4 K2tog*.  Knit. *K3, K2tog*.  Knit.  *K2, K2tog*.  Knit.  *K1 K2tog*.  Knit.  *K2tog*  *k2tog*  Cut tail (6-7inches), put tail on darning needle, thread thru the remaining stitches, pull tight and weave ends in.  (* means repeat)

At about the k3 k2tog row i switch to only one color, makes decreases easier.

Voila, Hat!

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