Hubby's Decoder Hat by Zabet

Hubby's Decoder Hat

by Zabet
December 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
195 - 230 yards (178 - 210 m)
One Size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Note: Pattern updated Feb 2, 2010. Date will be on PDF; check your copy before beginning and download a new version if it does not say “updated 2/8/10” at the top.

The ribbing in the hat contains a secret message in binary! If you’re not geek enough to figure out your own binary messages, I’ve included links to an online ascii-to-binary translator. (Don’t know what ascii is? It’s what you’re reading right now and type with every day. It’s ok. Your Geek will love you anyway.)

This is a ribbed 96-st hat, so it will fit 21-23” heads pretty well. My Hubby has a 22” head, fyi. To make the hat smaller or larger, add or subtract stitches in multiples of eight.

The pattern will vary depending on your message, so it’s a great first pattern for a creative beginner who has knit and purl down cold and wants to try using DPNs and decreases.