crush by ash alberg


September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in ribbing, worked in the round, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
118 yards (108 m)
to fit average adult head of 21.5” (54.5cm)
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this pattern was updated in march 2019 to include a new yarn recommendation and photos. as of this time, 50% of all purchases moving forward are being directed into the crush scholarship established in memory of a talented friend who left this world too soon. you can find out more about the scholarship here.

as a practical femme, i like my outfits to be simultaneously functional and slightly fancy. this hat, which is incredibly similar to those classic punk toques worn by all my darling friends, has a very subtle difference to the 1x1 rib. not much, and nothing that would stop the pure purpose of a hat to keep your noggin warm while on a hike or art gallery crawl. just enough to keep your femme heart happy and your anxious mind relaxed because, yes, this addition to your punk/hipster/queer attire will still fit in at that house concert you might go to on the weekend. plus, you get bonus points for making the thing yourself.

needles: US 7 (4.5mm) dpns, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 119 yards (109 metres), 67g of worsted weight yarn
2016 sample shown in brooklyn tweed’s shelter (100% wool, 140 yards 128 metres, 50g) x 1 skein
2019 sample shown in hinterland’s range (50% rambouillet/50% alpaca, 198 yards 183 metres, 112g) x 1 skein in cloud

notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker