This sweet hat combines two of my favorite things—hearts and ornate iron scrollwork. As I am a knitter, not a smith, I have used my needles to forge yarn into a hat.
Interesting knitting begins right away with a two-color corrugated ribbing. Following a plain round of knitting, the Norwegian-inspired hearts are wrought to life with stranded colorwork. After a two-color purl turning round, you’re on to the crown decreases, either in the contrasting color or in the main color.
- The entire brim is stranded, which doubles the thickness and makes the hat warm, warm, warm.
- Infinite color combinations.
- Pattern includes instructions for both an adult’s and a child’s and version of the hat.
An Ironheart Pullover is also available.
Knitting, purling, decreasing, working in the round, two-color stranded (Fair Isle) knitting, working from a chart, researching techniques you’re not familiar with.
One size to fit an average woman’s head. Circumference: 19.5”/50cm; stretches to 23”/58cm.
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes™ worsted 100% Peruvian Highland wool; 110yd/101m per 50g skein; MC: Fedora, 1 skein; CC: Cadet, 1 skein
1 size 7/4.5mm 16” circular needle and 1 set size 7/4.5mm double-point needles (DPNs)
Stitch markers, yarn needle.
24 stitches and 24 rounds = 4 inches, 10 cm in stranded stockinette stitch (blocked).
Consider joining the A Texas Girl Knits group.