Gladiolus XOXO Hugs & Kisses Hat & Wristlets by Kristin Omdahl
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Gladiolus XOXO Hugs & Kisses Hat & Wristlets

April 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
300 yards (274 m)

Inspired by the Gladiolus, whose rich
history spans from Africa through the
Mediterranean. The latin word means
sword and symbolizes strength and moral
integrity. The flower represents infatuation
and suggests that when received will
pierce the giver’s heart with passion. I
suggest this as a cure to the “Curse of the
Boyfriend Sweater” since the hugs and
kisses (XOXO) branded into the crown
of the hat, would be detected by a knitter,
but could possibly go undetected by an
unassuming love interest. By branding the
wristlets with the same hugs and kisses
(XOXO) perhaps it can unite you together
with love.

Wristlet Length: 6¾” (17 cm)
Wristlet Circumference: 6¼” (16 cm)
Hat Length: About 8 ½” (21.5 cm)
Hat Circumference: 20” (51 cm)

Yarn: Bijou Basin Ranch “Bliss” 50%
yak, 50% cormo; 150 yards (137 m); 2 oz
(56 grams); CYCA size 2 fine; blueberry
2 hanks
Needles: Size US 7 (4.5 mm) straight
and double pointed needles (dpns)
Or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Crochet hook size US G/6
(4 mm) and smooth waste yarn in
comparable gauge to working yarn for
provisional cast on; cable needle; tapestry

• Wristlets beg with a provisional cast on
and are worked side to side, then joined
with a three needle bind off, leaving a
gap for the thumb.
• Hat begins by working a flat circle at
the crown including the cable panel, then
stitches are picked up around the circle
and are worked down to the brim in

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