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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Team Zissou hat pattern is now available

Team Zissou pattern [PDF]
Inspired by the 2004 movie, “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”, this 1x1 ribbed hat starts with a tubular cast-on and has a fold up cuff. The optional badge has an embroidered design as seen on the hat worn by Ned Plimpton (Owen Wilson) in the movie.

Ravelry page

Yarn: One (197 yd/180 m) hank of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted Weight in Ranch Red
Needles: 1 or 2 Circular needle(s) and/or DPN’s in US 8 / 5.0 mm, US 7 / 4.5 mm, US 6 / 4.0 mm and US 5 / 3.75 mm
Tapestry needle

Materials for Badge (optional):
Black felt
Black sewing thread
Embroidery floss in green, yellow, and red
Embroidery needle

Women’s (Men’s)
The hat is very stretchy and will fit a variety of head sizes.

US 8 / 5.0 mm needle: 26 sts x 23 rnds = 4” x 4” in 1x1 rib, unstretched

Errata/Edits since January 13, 2008

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  • DO you know where I can get die patter for the whole costume/suite of team Zissou?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/24/2008 12:54 AM  

  • Sorry, I don't.

    By Blogger Bogie, at 4/24/2008 7:18 AM  

  • probably a well known answer, but what is a stretchy cast on? Carol

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/29/2009 11:56 AM  

  • The tubular cast on in the pattern is very stretchy. A German Twisted cast on also has nice stretch--search for it on the internet if you need instructions. Some people like doing a cast on over 2 needles or one larger sized needle, but I haven't haven't had success with that. Do an internet search and I'm sure you'll find a variety of suggestions.

    By Blogger Bogie, at 1/29/2009 12:45 PM  

  • I have a question about the decreasing technique. The pattern calls for:

    K1, sl2togkw, k1, p2sso

    I'm a little bit confused because I haven't done the sl2togkw and p2sso parts before.

    When you do the sl2togkw, do you just slip 1 stitch knitwise and then slip the second stitch knitwise? Or do you slip both of them together as if you're going to k2tog?

    And regarding slipping stitches, are you actually just slipping the stitches or are you knitting them together? Because if you are just slipping the stiches, you don't end up decreasing anything.

    By Blogger fiercesmokey, at 10/16/2009 10:50 AM  

  • You're slipping 2 stitches together knit-wise as if you're doing a k2tog. You're really slipping the stitches, not knitting them.

    To do the decrease, insert your needle into the next 2 sts as if you're going to do a k2tog, then slip them off the left needle; knit the next stitch; use the tip of your left needle to pass the 2 slipped stitches over the stitch you just knit. This decreases 2 sts.

    You'll also find this double decrease abbreviated as "sl2-k-p2sso" and "sl2-k1-p2sso".

    By Blogger Bogie, at 10/16/2009 10:59 AM  

  • Aha! Thank you very much!!!

    By Blogger fiercesmokey, at 10/16/2009 8:14 PM  

  • Hey!
    My boyfriend is a huge fan of Life aquatic, and i really want to surprise him by making this hat.
    The problem is, i am a total beginner,
    and the hat pattern is Chinese for me...
    Is there a possibility that someone can explain it very simply, preferably with links to youtube tutorials?? :)))

    By Blogger GYALOGKAKUKK, at 10/12/2010 1:23 PM  

  • Great hat! Where did you find the emblem?

    By Blogger Stephanie..., at 9/03/2013 10:35 PM  

  • Hey Guys, I am looking for 10 green ones! Can you do it?

    By Blogger Unknown, at 1/22/2014 12:13 PM  

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