Black Sea Hat
"I have many wonderful memories growing up on the coast of the Black Sea: the grains of sand were always the perfect coarseness, the water was always the right temperature, the sky was always the perfect clarity. Sometimes my mom would let me swim out far and dive deep to look at the hermit crabs; life was on hold at that moment, as it could only be when I was surrounded by the waters of the Black Sea.
Naturally, when I designed a hat with a wave motif, I had to name it after my favorite body of water. The waves flow out of the ribbing and are created by beads as well as purl stitches - texture and color at once. The crown of the hat is gathered so it ripples lightly."
Difficulty level: intermediate.
Finished size: 17" / 43 cm (18" / 46 cm) in circumference and 6.75" / 17 cm (7.5" / 19 cm) in depth unstretched.
The smaller size will stretch to fit a large child or small adult head (20" / 51 cm); the larger size will fit a medium/large adult head (23" / 58 cm). Before selecting a size, please take into consideration how snugly the wearer likes her hats.