Maine Pine Cone Hat by Donna Ritchie

Maine Pine Cone Hat

May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 1 row = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
280 - 350 yards (256 - 320 m)
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The Maine Pine Cone hat is designed to look like a pine cone, with the word “Maine” knit around the band. It has a corrugated ribbing, with a knit & purl design for the body. Size options are discussed in the article “Tips for Knitting my hats” on our website Fingering weight wool is used - about an ounce or less each of 4 colors. We also sell kits including my favorite yarn.

VARIATION: If the knitter would like to leave out the word “Maine”, a different motif, such as trees could be knit in, or just 3-5 plain green rows. The hat is deep enough for most people so that three plain green rows would still be deep enough to cover a man’s ears.