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Mt. Hood Snow Cap

Knitting
February 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
Child, Adult Small, Adult Large
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Mt. Hood is the tallest mountain in Oregon and can be seen from almost any location in Portland. On the southern flank sits Timberline Lodge, built in the 1930’s as part of the WPA. The exterior was made famous as the Overlook Hotel, where all work and no play made Jack lose his mind in the Shining. Most people, however, associate the lodge with playing in the snow and drinking hot cocoa by the fire. The Mt. Hood Snow Cap was inspired by this sort of experience. Wear it frolicking outside on a cold day or maybe just inside on a hot coca day instead!

Hat Circumference: 18” 20,” 22” OR 46 51, 56 cm

Skill level: This advanced-beginner pattern is knit in the round. The mountain flap is knit first, then additional sts are added for the ribbing. The crown shaping mimics a snowflake, with optional bobbles. You’ll need to know how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and follow written instructions.

Hats modeled by Marcia Sanders-Guard, Gabe Sanders-Guard and Anatole. Photography by Vivian Aubrey and Gabe Sanders-Guard. Many, many thanks!