Cuckoo by Natalie Larson


February 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
120 - 150 yards (110 - 137 m)
one - a womens noggin, but it is stretchy!
This pattern is available for $3.49 USD buy it now

As spring approaches, I long for the flowers and color as the world becomes alive after a long winter. One of my favorites? The cuckoo flower - in part for its name, in part for its seemingly perfect symmetry. In folklore it was said to be sacred to the fairies and was quite unlucky if one brought it indoors. It was not included in May Day garlands for the same reason (poor little flower). To that I say, out with tradition and on with this hat, inspired by the cuckoo flower.

Slightly slouchy and worked in the round, the hat begins with an eyelet rib, followed by a gently cabled lace pattern and is crowned with a last bit of flora up top. It is perfect for a rainy spring day when your hair won’t behave, or for when you want to add cool factor to a t-shirt and jeans. Worked in a cotton yarn with plenty of lace, it is not too hot for those “faintly” warmer spring days (although working this pattern in wool would make this a nice, chic winter topper).

Update 10/21/10
There are two ways to purchase this pattern, for personal use or for seller’s use.

  • If you buy the personal pattern, you may only knit from the pattern for yourself or for gift giving. 

  • If you buy the seller pattern, it allows you to sell an unlimited number of finished products. This is lifetime license with no sample knitting required. I ask that credit be given and that you provide a link from your listings to my etsy, HC and Ravelry pattern store. I will provide you with the links and exact wording. Additionally, I will link to your shop information from my stores – perhaps you’ll get some extra business!

  • Are you interested in selling, but want to see the pattern first? You may purchase the personal version and if you decide to sell, I’ll refund you the difference!

  • If you would like to purchase the seller pattern, please contact me for an invoice or visit Natalie Larson Designs.