Loving Hearts by J. Marie Lutz

Loving Hearts

Aran (8 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
'tween or small woman
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is my own design, inspired by Interweave Knits Accessories magazine (Fall 2009) earflaps hat pattern but adjusted to my daughter’s head and preferences.

The hearts motif is a traditional Fair Isle pattern and can be found on p. 55 of the book “1000 Great Knitting Motifs” by Luise Roberts, 2004. My hand-colored graph of this motif is included in the .pdf.

To make the white yarn hearts “pop” I used duplicate stitch with a mohair-blend yarn on the heart outlines and the other edges of the solid hearts.