Easy Wribbed Wristers & Hat

Even the beginner knitter can make fashionable coverings for head and hands with these simple patterns. They’re perfect for yourself or for giving as gifts!

Easy Wribbed Wristers & Hat

These Wribbed Wristers are practical cuffs which cover both the hand and the wrist. They can be worn by themselves, over gloves or under mittens (and were used by soldiers in WWI).
If you wear them under your mittens, your hand stays protected even when you remove your mitten to use keys or tools. Indoors, hands stay warm while knitting, reading, or working at the computer keyboard.
This pattern can be knit in a worsted weight yarn or a sport/ double knitting weight yarn.

Wribbed Wristers

Materials

Gauge

For worsted weight: 32 stitches over 4 inches in pattern (K2, p2 rib)
For DK or sport weight: 34 stitches over 4 inches in pattern (K2, p2 rib).

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Size

For a 7.25” hand circumference, ladies’ small, choose either 42 sts with worsted weight yarn or 50 sts with sport weight yarn.

For a larger size, try adding 4, 8 or 12 sts to the suggested cast on total.

Pattern

Abbreviations

dec = decrease
K, k = knit
P, p = purl
RS = right side or public side of fabric
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side of fabric
* * = repeat instructions between asterisks
( ) = instructions for larger size

Construction Notes

Each wrister is worked flat. Side edges are seamed together, weaving an opening unseamed for the thumb.

Pattern Instructions

Cast on 42 (46, 50) sts.

Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2, repeat from * across, end k2.

Row 2 (WS): (WS): *P2, k2, repeat from * across, end p2.

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until desired length

When pulsewarmer measures 6.25” (7”) long or length of your choice, end, ready to work a RS row.

Cast off loosely in pattern on RS. (To cast off in pattern when working ribbing, continue to knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.)

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Make two.

Finishing

Following the seaming instructions below, and using a separate piece of yarn, work a mattress stitch seam 1½ inches (1¾ inches) long from the cast off edge towards the thumb.

With another piece of yarn, work mattress stitch seam from cast on edge towards thumb. Leave a 1½ to 2 inch opening for thumb. Larger sizes require more space for thumb. Try on to measure for an exact fit.

Mattress Stitch Seam

(Written instructions below video.)

Thread tapestry needle with separate piece of yarn (20 inches long).

Fold knitting so that right/public side is facing up and edges are side-by-side. You will see four knit sts (two at each edge).

When looking between 2 knit sts, you will see a horizontal thread running between them. Insert tapestry needle under this thread and up into next space. Remember that the tapestry needle will always point away from you.

Insert tapestry needle under corresponding thread on other edge of knitting.

Return to first edge of fabric and insert tapestry needle under next thread by entering the same space from which the yarn from the previous stitch is exiting.

Repeat until you have worked 6 to 8 rows on each edge. Pull yarn tight. One knit st from each side will snuggle up to its neighbour forming a 2-stitch column. The other 2 sts will form the seam allowance on the inside of the garment.

Slightly loosen final stitch to see where needle should be placed. Continue seaming.

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This hat is worked back and forth in ribbing with decreases at the crown. It is seamed using  mattress stitch.

 Easy Wribbed Hat Striped

Materials

Gauge

18 sts in Stocking stitch over 4 inches

To save time, take time: make a swatch!”

Size

Fits a 22 (24) inch head.

Pattern

Abbreviations

dec = decrease
K, k = knit
k2tog  = knit two stitches together (a right-leaning decrease)
p2tog = purl two stitches together (a right-leaning decrease on the knit side)
RS = right side or public side of fabric
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side of fabric
* * = repeat instructions between asterisks
( ) = instructions for larger size

Pattern Instructions

Cast on 86(94) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to end.

Row 2 (WS): P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 6 (7) inches, ending with a WS row.

Decreases for Crown

Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2, k2, p2tog; repeat from * to last 6 sts, end k2, p2, k2. (76, 83 sts)

Row 2 (WS): *P2, k2, p2, k1; repeat from * to last 6 sts, end p2, k2, p2.

Row 3: *K2, p2, k2, p1; repeat from * to last 6 sts, end k2, p2, k2.

Row 4: Same as Row 2.

Row 5: K2, p2tog, *k2, p1, k2, p2tog; repeat from * to last 2 sts, end k2. (65, 71 sts)

Row 6: *P2, k1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, end p2.

Row 7: K2, k2tog, *k1, p1, k2, k2tog; repeat from * to last st, end k1. (54, 59 sts)

Row 8: *P4, k1; repeat from * to last 4 sts, end p4.

Row 9: K1, *k2tog; repeat from * to last 1(2) st, end k1(k2). (28, 31 sts)

Row 10: P1, *p2tog; repeat from * to last 1(2)st, end p1(p2). (15, 17 sts)

Row 11: K1, *k2tog; repeat from * to end. (8, 9 sts)

Cut yarn leaving an 18” tail. Thread darning needle with tail and pull needle through the 8 (9) sts remaining on needle. Do not pull tight until seam is complete.

Mattress Stitch Seam

(See above for video.)

Thread tapestry needle with separate piece of yarn (20 inches long).

Fold knitting so that right/public side is facing up and edges are side-by-side. You will see four knit sts (two at each edge).

When looking between 2 knit sts, you will see a horizontal thread running between them. Insert tapestry needle under this thread and up into next space. Remember that the tapestry needle will always point away from you.

Insert tapestry needle under corresponding thread on other edge of knitting.

Return to first edge of fabric and insert tapestry needle under next thread by entering the same space from which the yarn from the previous stitch is exiting.

Repeat until you have worked 6 to 8 rows on each edge. Pull yarn tight. One knit st from each side will snuggle up to its neighbour forming a 2-stitch column. The other 2 sts will form the seam allowance on the inside of the garment.

Slightly loosen final stitch to see where needle should be placed. Continue seaming.

After seaming, at top of hat, pull yarn tightly to gather remaining sts and secure yarn tail. If making a pompom or tassel, use this yarn tail to attach the pompom. Weave in ends.

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