Stylish Blysnyzja Hat with unusual cable pattern will delight girls of all ages and will provide warmth and attention in cool days!
Crown of the hat in the form of an unusual flower, snowflake and top of Blysnyzja mountain completes the intricate hat pattern.
Needles and Materials:
Altair Luna Grey Fiber Arts (75% Merino, 15% Nylon, 10% Tencel, 100g – 347m) or
Madelinetosh tosh sock (100% merino, 100g– 361 m) or
Madelinetosh merino light (100% merino, 100 g – 384 m) - 50; 75; 100g
Circular needles US 2½ - 3.0 mm and US 0 - 2.0 mm or size to obtain gauge.
2 cable needles.
31 sts and 38 rows = 10x10 cm, over main pattern, with needles US 2½ - 3.0, after blocking.
Pattern includes chart and written instructions.
As to the name of the pattern.
Blysnyzja - is a geographical name of the mount in the Ukrainian Carpathian.
The story behind this pattern is worth to tell you about.
My previous pattern for boys and men named Dragobrat.
Some parts of the both patterns – Dragobrat and Blysnyzja – are look relative. The old legend says:
Once two twin brothers lived in one village. And they loved the same girl. And they were so similar to each other that she loved both. One day, she told them that marry the one who would bring her down from the mountains silk flower - Edelweiss. Twin brothers went to mountains to find a flower, and on the way they met a wandering old man. They told him about their problem, and he said:
- I recently found an edelweiss in the mountains I am just carrying it with me. Take this flower, although it is a little faded.
And the guys did not agree, because it would not be fair. Then he led them to the mountain, where the another edelweiss grew, and the twins began to climb the slopes of the mountain to the flower, one the one hand, the second - on the other, and they both stretched hands to flower. And immediately the tip of the rock fell and broke both.
The elder told girl about the death of her beloved brothers. She went out to the pasture and began to cry. She cried a few days. The lake was formed from her tears. And the girl herself petrified. Since that time one mount is called Dragobrat which means Beloved Brothers in Ukrainian. Another mount is called Blysnyzja which means Gemini. And the name of the lake between them is Troyaska (which means three of them).
The Blysnyzja mount is the only place in Ukraine where edelweiss flower grows.
Well, somehow it all began to turn my head and get such a hat.
There are a snowflake at the top of the hat crown like snow at the top of the Blysnyzja mount (the snow lies on Blysnyzja until May and even longer sometimes), the flower of edelweiss is also shown on the top of the crown hat and mountain peaks (this is one of the highest mountains of the Carpathians). All cables on the hat look like ski trails (Blysnyzja is the ski resort now).