Gather Ye Rosebuds Hat by Emily Ringelman

Gather Ye Rosebuds Hat

October 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Twisted Rib
US 8 - 5.0 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
One size, 18" circumference
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Gather Ye Rosebuds hat, inspired by the Robin Williams movie “Dead Poets Society.” There is a point in the movie when Williams’ character, a teacher at a prep school, quotes a Robert Herrick poem in order to make a point. The first couple lines of the poem are: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may/Old Time is still a-flying. This was one of my favorite movies when I was younger, and I think we can all agree that “carpe diem” is an excellent life motto.

So, a rosebud hat. The rosebuds are formed by increasing a bunch of stitches into one stitch, then gradually decreasing them away. The stems are formed with twisted stitches to make them more distinct. Once you’ve worked a few rounds of the rosebud pattern, you’ll find that it’s pretty intuitive to knit, and you likely won’t even need the chart anymore.