Douglas Fir Hat by Lone Larch Designs

Douglas Fir Hat

by Lone Larch Designs
Knitting
July 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in unblocked in Ribbed Roots pattern with smaller needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
120 - 200 yards (110 - 183 m)
S, M, L (19”- 21”, 21”- 23”, 23”- 25” head circumference)
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The Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) has always been on of my favourite trees. An exciting find in our mostly Spruce and Pine forests of Alberta.
His soft, kind handshake and round canopy are calming in comparison to the scratchy spruce after spruce after spruce.
We became the best of friends during a climb for work when I was asked to collect seed of a most amazing specimen. Into the first whorl of branches, his rich beta-pinene began to have amazing effects on me. I was wound up and frustrated with work and he gently calmed and uplifted me with his magical chemicals. My airways were opened and my mood changed completely. When I had finished collecting seed, I climbed as high as was safe and just sat with him, an arm around his trunk and his soft needles in my hand. Thanks Doug, you will always be my favourite coniferous tree.

YARN: worsted weight yarn (solid or tonal for best stitch definition)

GAUGE: 24 stitches / 4 inches, 32 rows / 4 inches unblocked in Ribbed Roots pattern with smaller needles

NEEDLES: 4.00mm (US6), 4.5mm (US7) or needles required to obtain gauge. If you are using a 16’’ circular needle, you will need a set of the same sized DPN’s to finish the decreases when it gets too tight.

SIZES: S, M, L (19”- 21”, 21”- 23”, 23”- 25” head circumference)

NOTIONS: BOR marker, 7 stitch markers (optional for each pattern repeat), darning needle, measuring tape

The cables on this hat are made using Right Turns and Left Turns.
A cable needle is not required.

This hat is knit from the bottom up.