Strange Jewels Hat by Shannon Squire

Strange Jewels Hat

December 2015
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 15 - 10.0 mm
55 - 65 yards (50 - 59 m)
Small (Medium/Large)
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This hat and the accompanying Strange Jewels Slippers were inspired by so many things: the fabulously fat and squishy yarn in the bright and happy colorway; the cooling of the days and nights, and my resulting desire for toasty warm snuggly knitted things; and finally, my very recent reading of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic. “One of the oldest and most generous tricks that the universe plays on human beings is to bury strange jewels within us all, and then stand back to see if we can ever find them.” Now, this hat might not bring out those strange jewels hidden within yourself, but the comfort you receive from the making, gifting, and wearing of them might just inspire some of that within yourself.

approximately 55 (65) yards super-bulky-weight yarn. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Sookie in Hanging with my Gnomies.
US15/10mm needle, or size needed to get gauge for small-circumference knitting in the round.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Size/Finished measurements
Hat: Small (Medium/Large): to fit head circumference 16-18 (20-22)“ actual hat measurements 16 (21)” circumference; 7.5 (8)“ from brim to top.