Not all the mushrooms in the forest are edible (like these marvelously colored Stereum Ostrea). Like in Giraffes world,- not all the things are designed for benefit and profit. All sorts of miracles are of most importance to us. We invite them to our lives and let them happen. On a daily basis.
These hats are series of little miracles. When we let fibers, colors and patterns make their magic in our hands. And the result is a hat, not as much an ear warmer, as uplifter of spirits, a little miracle in wool and color. We invite you to make your own!
k – knit
M1 – make one new stitch (use any of your favourite methods)
YO – yarn over
SSK – slip two stitches knitwise and knit together
K2tog – knit two stitches together
about 50-60 g of yarns total
Noro Flower Bed
Noro Silk Garden Sock
Noro Silk Garden Lite
Noro Taiyo Sock
2.25 mm (1 US)
2.5 mm (1½ USA)
The size of the hat will depend on the choice of yarn and tightness of knitting. If you choose the recommended yarn and knit not too tight the hat should fit for a head with 53-55 cm around.
- Cast on 100 stitches using 2.25 mm (1 US) needles. Knit in round, use a marker to indicate beg of rnd.
- Rnd 1: k.
- Rnd 2: [k 3 stitches (k, p, k) in one, k 3 stitches tog] x 25.
- Rnds 3-9: k.
- Rnd 10: [k, M1] x 98, k, k.
- Rnds 11-15: (change to 2.5 mm (1½ USA) needles) k.
- (If your crown is high knit several rounds more. The height of the hat should be adjusted before starting the lace section.)
- Rnd 16: [k, YO, k, YO, k, YO, ssk, ssk, ssk, k2tog, k2tog, k2tog, YO, k, YO, k, YO, k] x 11.
- Rnds 17-18: k.
- Repeat rnds 16-18 four times more.
- Rnd 31: [k, k, k, ssk, ssk, ssk, k2tog, k2tog, k2 tog, k, k, k] x 11.
- Rnds 32-33: k.
- Round 34: [k, k, k, ssk, ssk, k2tog, k, k, k] x 11. Rnds
- 35-36: k.
- Rnd 37: [k, k, ssk, k, k2tog, k, k] x 11.
- Rnds 38-39: k.
- Rnd 40: [k, ssk, k, k2tog, k] x 11
- Rnds 41-42: k.
- Rnd 43: [k, k2tog] x 18, k
- Rnds 44-45: k.
- Rnd 46: [k, k2tog] x 12, k
- Rnds 47-48: k.
- Rnd 49: [k, ssk] x 8, k
- Rnds 50-51: k.
- Rnd 52: [k, ssk] x 5, k
- Rnd 53: k.
- Pull the yarn through the remaining stitches, weave in all loose ends. Leave the hat to soak for some 20 minutes, then squeeze the excess water and pull the hat over a plate to block. Leave to dry.