Diamonds Forever Hat by Nin Leavitt

Diamonds Forever Hat

February 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockingnette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
160 - 162 yards (146 - 148 m)
One Size
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This pattern was inspired by my daughter, Tress, who was recently diagnosed with Colitis the summer of 2014.

It’s tough to be diagnosed with any disease, but especially so when you are 11 years old. She wore the original almost constantly to keep her warm as her weight plummeted. She wore it because I made it and it made her feel hip and cool on the endless trips to the IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

My Tress. Smart and funny, with a heart made of gold and an inner strength to rival any diamond, you are forever beautiful just the way you are. Never doubt your brilliance; let the world see you shine in whatever you do! I love you.

Diamonds Forever is knit in the round. I am a fairly tight knitter, so to get the best results, please swatch in the round first to get gauge.

This is a great hat to knit if you want to try lace knitting! It fits head sizes 21” to 23” (52.5cm to 57.5cm) in diameter.

When flat, width= 10.5” height= 9”

2x 50 grams or 1.76 ounces balls. Heather by Naturally. DK / 8 ply 100% NZ Wool. 109 yards or 100m. Shade 205.

Hat uses between 160 yards to 165 yards or 146.3m to 150.8m

The special cast on that I used is the “Twisted 1x1 Ribbed Tubular Long Tail Cast On.” I have detailed written instructions in the pattern as well as a video tutorial. I love this cast on and find it very fun to do.