Posts Tagged ‘Ruth Schnell’

Child’s Bubble Tuck Hat by Ruth Schnell made on the Passap E 6000

Ruth Schnell Tuck    Stitch Hat

Ruth Schnell Tuck Stitch Hat

Ruth Schnell did it again! Another cute hat pattern that is easy to do on the Passap E 6000 and can be done on any machine with tuck capabilities. I had the pleasure of hearing from her after I posted the other little hat that she designed. She wondered if anyone every made any of the hat patterns that she designed. Yes!

This pattern is in the same book as the other little hat. In Knitters magazine Vol5 No.19.

It has a roll brim and a tuck stitch pattern. Unfortunately you can’t see the little Bubbles of the pattern but they are definitely there as you can see in the close up picture.


On the passap I cast on double bed, hang the comb and then drop the BB stitches. If the comb drops, you did it wrong. I knit several rows of scrap yarn and then one row of ravel cord. I made a small size using 114 stitches since my design was 8 stitches and 8 rows. I e wrapped from the left side knitting the stitch at the same time . Then I set my tension dial at 5… for ten rows of stockinet stitch, 5.. for ten rows of stockinet and then 5. for ten rows and for the rest of the hat. I used pattern 1034 and technique 130.

I knitted 109 rows of tuck and carriage on the left. I knit one row of stockinet . RC 110. Transfer every other stitch for eyelets and keep needles in work. I then knit 11 rows of stockinet, COL and changed to white yarn. I knit one row to the right at same tension and then one last row to the left at tension 8. I took off on waste yarn and then she tells you to knit one stitch through the next for the bind off. I then steamed the top stockinet while the waste yarn was on for a nice edge. Remove waste yarn and sew up the side. I knit a cord on the Brother machine. I used four stitches and TD 4 until I had 12 inches for the cord. I think it is adorable.

Here is the link on how I made this. It is a small and fits a size head that is 16 to 18 inches.


Child’s Ribbed Hat Any Machine


It was a rainy cold day yesterday and I had an area in my knitting room to clean up. I came across this little hat in an “In Knitters” book, Volume 5 No. 19,  that I picked up at a seminar last spring. It is designed by Ruth Schnell. She gives the hand version and machine knitting version. I love it. I hate to make pompoms even though I have nice pompom makers. I made this on the passap since it is my favorite. It took less than 20 minutes to knit it. I used two strands of  2/24 yarn though she calls for Tamm 3 ply astacryl.  There are three children’s sizes S,M, L to fit 18″,20″,22″ head circumference. She casts on at tension 6 and I don’t recommend that. I used a tension 3.5 and I would go tighter than that. But remember, I am using the passap.  Then you set up needles in 1 by 1 rib 110(138,152) and knit for 86(94,100) rows after doing the cast on with the contrast yarn. You then transfer she says to the main bed. I used the back bed on the passap. But when you transfer you don’t put the stitches on the empty needles . You double up the stitches on the same bed. In other words, put the ribber stitch on the main bed needle that already has a stitch on it. You will have two stitches on every other needle. Then you bring the out of work needles in and knit 11 rows of stockinette stitch. (You will have a row of eyelets where you started to knit the stockinette).  Your carriage will be on the left side. Knit one row with the contrast color to the right and put your tension dial up to 10 or 8 I believe on the passap. Knit one row to the left and bind off one stitch through the next. Sew up the seam and make an “I” cord that is 12 inches long. 3 stitches with one part button in and knit about 300 rows on the Brother. I made my “I” cord on the Brother. She calls for a tension of 10 but I used a tension of 4. I did not want a big cord.