Carrots & Radishes hat by Dawn Henderson

Carrots & Radishes hat

March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in textured pattern, knit in the round on larger needles, after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 425 yards (366 - 389 m)
1, 2 (finished hat circumference 21, 23 inches)
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These happy, textured socks and hat are the first patterns in Little Skein’s Beatrix Box subscription series and are inspired by artist and author Beatrix Potter.

Knit in hand-dyed colorways drawn from The Tale of Peter Rabbit, the hat and socks have a playful basketweave punctuated by impish crossed cables. The texture is at once a nod to both Mrs. Rabbit and to Peter—and how he mischievously fails to heed her advice to stay out of Mr. McGregor’s garden. The socks have a lovely contrast cuff with miniature cottontail bobbles, just like Peter’s tail as he runs off.

The sock and hat duo make the most of two skeins of my House Sock base which is a wonderfully wooly yarn yet soft to the touch, and it makes a slightly rustic, matte, and wooly hat with lots of body and bounce.

The Carrots and Radishes hat is enjoyable to knit, playful in design, and makes a hat that doesn’t take itself too seriously. They’re gender-neutral, simple enough for grown-ups and playful enough for children (or your inner child!).

Skill level: Adventurous beginner

Skills needed:

  • Knit and purl

  • Knit in the round

  • Cable stitches