Simply Harika by Renee Burton

Simply Harika

September 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stranded knitting
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
Women's Medium, Adult Medium, Youth Large
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This stranded hat and matching mitten pattern is provided in two yarn weights -- sport weight and fingering weight. The Ravelry system only allows for the choice of one yarn weight when adding patterns to the system, however, both sport weight and fingering weight charts are included. Please note that some of the charts are quite wide, and you may need to adjust the margins on your printer. I did this to get the largest chart possible. If your margins aren’t set right, part of the pattern will be missing.

The sport weight charts are intended to be knit at 27-28st/4”, and the fingering weight at 30-32st/4”.

These hat and mittens combine Turkish motifs commonly found in woven items.A tutorial for hat and mitten construction is included. The mitten tutorial further includes instruction on customizing the fit of your mitten, various optional elements and charts for the palm of the mittens, and how to convert any hat panel into mittens.

There are multiple options included in the pattern, which is primarily charted, but does include some written instruction. There are charts for both a sport weight hat and mittens, as well as multiple charts for fingering weight hats and mittens. I have also included the patterns as “All on One Page” variations, so that only the single page need be printed. The total pattern, excluding the separate hat and mitten tutorial, is 13 pages.

These charts, particular for the hats, have been extensively tested by Ravelry members. They have tried all sorts of variations, using yarn up to worsted weight in thickness, lengths from beanie to slouchy, and have even double knit the pattern. The pattern includes a wide range of optional elements, such as Latvian braids and Estonian two-colour cast ons (Kinhi cast on). For these options, there is either instruction or links to Internet reference materials.

My test knitters greatly helped improve the design, edited the tutorial and pattern, and tried a wide range of options. If you enjoy knitting this, you have them to thank.