Tepes by Dale Hwang


July 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
220 - 300 yards (201 - 274 m)
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This pattern is available for free.
Errata available: theanticraft.com

Curly ear flaps, integrated I-cord edging, a removable double tassel, and, oh yeah, impaled people running around the crown. A Vlad the Impaler hat with little people worked up in cables and bobbles.

Designed for the Anticraft’s Vlad the Impaler challenge. Size is primarily adjusted through gauge. The single color version used 1 skein of Cascade 220 in natural. The two color version used 2 balls of black and one entire ball of red in Elann Highland Wool.

The crochet hook is used for some crochet chains, and nothing else. The spikes are embroidered on after the knitting is done.

Errata: There was a paragraph missing under “Complete the Crown”. After “BOTH VERSIONS” it should read:

Using the MC, pick up the 108 stitches from the provisional cast-on. Work in double seed stitch until the hat is 6 inches deep from the bottom of the piping. Slip 12 and break yarn.

As of July 24, this has been corrected.

Under “Special stitches”

kkp (knit double inc): K1 tbl, then knit into the front of the same stitch. Then lift the vertical bar formed between these two stitches, it is the right leg of the stitch which has been worked. Knit into it through the back. The stitch which has been worked into will be twisted, and the 3 new stitches will be a knit, a knit, and a purl.

The italicized portion should read “Purl into it through the back.”