den Arend by Mary Joy Gumayagay

den Arend

November 2009
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
145 - 150 yards (133 - 137 m)
Fits up to 23" head circumference.
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den Arend’s striking feature is the spiraling panel of cables working its way down to the brim. This is a top-down hat that can be made to any length; the spare design makes it a unisex pattern. The yarn color, I believe, is what makes this hat masculine or feminine.

The third picture down is the Dutch artist Lucien den Arend, who commissioned me to make 2 hats for his family!

The last 2 pictures show modifications to the original hat design: a longer body made by continuing the increasing cable pattern into the body and balancing the body out, and a garter stitch brim.