Harper Blake by Lynn Di Cristina

Harper Blake

April 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette (after blocking)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
150 - 220 yards (137 - 201 m)
Adult Small, Adult Large, Child size
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Harper is a sweet soul with a larger than life personality - like that of a sunflower. Sunflowers appear to be a single large flower, but are actually a composite of many smaller flowers. Harper Blake incorporates purl bumps to mimic the center disk of the sunflower.

Size: To fit adult head sizes 20-22 22-23.5 inches/50.8-55.88 55.88-59.69 cm and child head size 18 inches/46 cm

Needles: US#5/3.75 mm 16” circular needle and set of US#5/3.75 mm DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge

Yarn: Shown using 1 skein of Dragonfly Fibers Traveller (280 yds/50g per skein). Shown in Cheshire Cat Gradient B
Child Size: Approximately 150 yds/137m DK weight yarn
Adult Sizes: Approximately 210 yds/192 m of DK weight for the adult sizes
Gauge: 22 sts/34 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch prior to blocking.

Notions: One stitch marker, tapestry needle

Please note that it is absolutely necessary to soak this hat to achieve the correct size and to open up the sunflower lace pattern. If you do not want to soak your hat, knit the next larger size. I designed Harper Blake to fit after soaking, as I love the way yarn feels when soaked, but do not like it when a hat is too big after soaking and blocking.

This pattern has been test knit.