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Gladiolus XOXO Hugs & Kisses Knit Hat & Wristlets

Complements Collection
Knitting
April 2012
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Reverse Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
300 yards (274 m)
This pattern is available for download for $9.95.

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.

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

MATERIALS:
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
needle.

NOTES:
• 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
ribbing.

Pattern is available as part of the Complements Collection, a pattern booklet available for purchase through Patternfish and the Bijou Basin Ranch online shop.
PDF copies are $9.95; printed booklets cost $12.95.

Kits containing enough yarn to make the set plus a single pattern copy of the Gladiolus Hugs & Kisses Knit Hat & Wristlets may be purchased here.