Little Fires by Allison Janocha

Little Fires

Knitting
December 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in 3x1 garter rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
78 - 178 yards (71 - 163 m)
12" (30 cm), 13.5" (33.5 cm), 15" (38 cm), 17" (42 cm), 18.5" (46.5 cm), 20" (50.5 cm), 22" (54.5 cm), 23.5" (59 cm)
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Having lived along the border of Cleveland and Shaker Heights for many years, I read Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere with great enjoyment of her descriptions of this quirky little perfectly planned suburb and the messy realities of life within. Inspired by the book, Little Fires features brightly colored flames breaking up orderly ribbed columns, while the garter rib and opposing decreases on the crown suggest that life isn’t nearly so smooth and tidy as outward appearances would suggest.

Choose a solid, semi-solid, or tonal for the body of the hat. The flames are perfect for using up leftover yarn. Pick a solid or variegated that contrasts well with your main color for maximum effect.

Sizes
12” (30 cm), to fit 13” (32.5 cm)
13.5” (33.5 cm), to fit 15” (37 cm)
15” (38 cm), to fit 16.5” (42 cm)
17” (42 cm), to fit 18.5” (46.5 cm)
18.5” (46.5 cm), to fit 20.5” (51 cm)
20” (50.5 cm), to fit 22” (55.5 cm)
22” (54.5 cm), to fit 24” (60.2 cm)
23.5” (59 cm), to fit 26” (65 cm)

Yarn
Worsted weight 100% wool or wool blend
Sample knit in HauteKnitYarn Oscar Worsted (100% superwash merino, 218 yds/100 g), Time to Get Out the Sweatshirt (MC) and Manic Monday (CC).

Amounts needed
Main Color (MC): (58, 69, 82, 90) (109, 125, 141, 157) yds ((53, 63, 75, 82), (100, 114, 129, 144) m)
Contrasting Color (CC): up to 20 yds (18 m) all sizes

Tools
US Size 6 (4 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. Smaller needle only needed if doing ribbed brim.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
One stitch marker for beginning of round; additional markers if desired

Skills Needed
knit, purl, slip stitches, yo, elongated stitches, ssk, k2tog, p2tog

Discount
Buy Little Fires and Little Fires 2: Bigger Fires for the combined price of $7.50 USD. Previous purchases apply.