Meliorus by Franklin Habit


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October 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in circular stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
150 - 175 yards (137 - 160 m)
Adult Medium (20" circumference)
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Available as part of the ebook: Good Deeds, Volume One: Hats benefitting Breast Cancer Connections

Meliorus–the name is derived from the root of the Latin word meaning “better” or “improved”–is a simple hat. I kept the form straightforward to make sure the finished object is all about the colors. I live in a place with very long, very cold, very dark winters. When fall arrives, both the landscape and the sky turn dull gray. I find that bright colors help to combat the gloom. The brilliant blue, warm orange, and vivid green are reminders of what comes after the season of struggle: rebirth, fruitfulness, and joy. It’s a comforting metaphor for my own annual recovery, and I hope it will serve as a comfort for others as well.

Finished Size:
7.5 inches high by 10 inches wide, laid flat