Sweet Nothings Hat by Talena Winters

Sweet Nothings Hat

February 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
100 - 200 yards (91 - 183 m)
Small/Child (15"-18"), Medium/Youth (18"-21"), Large/Adult (21"-24")
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Yummm… is that a hat, or a sundae? Get that “spring and summer” feel in winter with this delicious topper. Cables swirl up the sides like vanilla ice cream, and the sweet knitted flower brings a hint of spring into a wintry ensemble.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate. You should already know how to knit, purl, and make a gauge swatch. Also uses two simple embroidery stitches: Straight and French Knot, for which you can easily find explanations on the internet.

SIZES: Three sizes: Small/Child (15”-18”), Medium/Youth (18”-21”), and Large/Adult (21”-23.5”); directions for altering crown depth included in the pattern.

REQUIRES: 1 (1, 2) 100g/3.53 oz (109.7 m/120.0 yds) balls bulky-weight yarn (I used Bernat Alpaca Natural Blends in Cream); Small amounts of worsted-weight yarn for flower (I used Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Lotus, Bark, and Peapod), 6.5 mm (US 10 ½) set of five double-pointed needles OR size needed to obtain gauge; 6.5 mm (US 10 ½) 73 cm/29” circular needles (opt.); 4.0mm (US 6) straight or double-pointed needles for flower; cable needle; yarn needle; scrap of yarn for marker

PATTERN INCLUDES: Written and chart instructions. Photo tutorial of cast-on. Glossary of stitches. Alteration instructions (for different crown heights). 3-pg digital PDF file.