Gentle on My Mind by Lee Meredith
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Gentle on My Mind

February 2012
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
50 - 200 yards (46 - 183 m)
any size - custom fitting
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD
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Gentle on My Mind has been completely reformatted, reedited, and improved! The new pdf is 10 pages long (including the cover page, and a full page short rows tutorial) with process photos throughout. (Update happened in November, 2015.)

This bonnet/hood style hat can be made in any gauge, and custom sized to any head, though the specifics of its shape may differ with yarn weight. A bulkier yarn will make for more of the hood style, while sport-fingering weight is best for a smaller, fitted hat, or a baby-sized bonnet.

The modular shape is worked seamlessly, with no picked up stitches, bordered with garter stitch around all the edges, i-cords or braids finishing it off at the tips.

The hat is started sideways across the top front, leaving stitches along the back edge with increases, which are then worked over and downwards with decreases and short rows making the curved head shape down the back. A strip of sideways garter stitch finishes it off across the base in back.

Stripes work to show off the complexity of this design best! Self-striping yarn, or striping between multiple colors, is recommended, though it looks nice in a solid as well.

This pattern is part of Remixed; when you buy the collection, you are also pre-ordering the Remixed ebook, which will be packed with recycled yarn making tutorials! (See the leethal blog for ebook details and updates.)