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Pixie Ribbed Hat-Adult

Knitting
January 2005
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
This pattern is available for free.

from fuzzy galore: “This hat is an adult version of a hat designed by Diana Chan Taylor as a Crystal Palace pattern in 1985, for a baby pixie. We feel it’s been unjustly overlooked, ironically in part because of the cute picture - Mom worked something like 20 years at Straw Into Gold, the young man is now beyond doing well in college, how could they possibly take it down :-)? Yet it’s not the perfect picture because it doesn’t show the very interesting side view to the hat, a neat play of interlocking ribs. Moreover, while working it we decided that this is one of those rare objects, a knitted item that works up very elegantly with minimal need to refer to instructions. It’s also simple enough for beginners, requiring nothing but the ability to knit and purl. So we’re offering it here in bulky weight, sized for an adult, and re-working the instructions to emphasize their simplicity.”

Level of difficulty

Beginner.

Size

Medium adult (22” around head).

Materials

1 ball Crystal Palace Iceland (100g, 110yd) color 4320 (leaf)

Optional: 1 ball Crystal Palace Whisper (50g, 97yd) color 9263 (tidepool).

1 set single-pointed straight needles size 11

Gauge

10 st and 14 rows for 4” (10cm) in plain stockinette.