This pattern will be making its debut at the Halos of Hope booth during STITCHES East 2012 in Hartford, CT. But you can buy it here on Ravelry now so you can make some caps to turn in.
In creating this hat for Halos of Hope, I was inspired on how my husband’s aunt called herself a “Cancer Warrior” instead of a survivor. She is an angel always full of fire and and spirit, hence I decided to put “points” on her halo by way of a hat. Stitch markers and mathematics become your friend when you knit up this “only looks complicated” beanie full of twisted stitches. Use a soft washable yarn because this hat will be a much-worn favorite.
There is an updated version available that better explains in the written instructions how to knit Round 10. Please contact the designer for any questions.
Needles: I used Hiya Hiya Bamboo 40-inch needles for Magic Loop testing, and used Hiya Hiya Sharps 16-inch with Kollage DPNS for other knitting in the round tests.
Notions: I used 1 distinct stitch marker to show the beginning of the round with 3 other markers. Also used 1 locking marker with no other markers in testing.
Gauge: The hat is knitted according to “until number of inches” per instructions.
Stitches: The M1P is purled through the back loop. This prevents a hole from appearing between the first round of decreases.
Size: Adult sizes -- medium (large)
Approximately 18 (20) inches circumference (unstretched)
6” height before crown