Growing Close by Sari Nordlund

Growing Close

Knitting
December 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in the round, in cabled pattern, on larger needle, after blocking
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
170 - 301 yards (155 - 275 m)
1 (2, 3) Finished circumference: 49 (52, 62) cm / 19 (20.5, 25.5)” - recommended to be worn with 0-7 cm / 0-2.75” of negative ease.

This pattern is available as part of our digital collection Making Stories & Friends Winter 2018.

For the times when you a) want to knit a slightly smaller, yet incredibly engaging and fun project, b) want to keep your head warm and make a tiny bit of a statement, c) just want a beautiful hat in your life, might we suggest Sari‘s Growing Close?

Bobbles, diamonds and cables meet a squishy folded brim and thoughtful details such as a tubular cast-on and an optional pom-pom in this design.

Knitting For Olive‘s yarn make the design elements on the hat stand out even more with its excellent stitch definition. Plus, pompoms made out of it are among the squishiest we‘ve ever touched!

Sizes

1 (2, 3)
Finished circumference: 49 (52, 62) cm / 19 (20.5, 25.5)” -
recommended to be worn with 0-7 cm / 0-2.75” of negative ease.

Yarn

Knitting For Olive Heavy Merino (100% merino wool; 110 metres / 120 yards per 50g)

155 (215, 275) metres / 170 (260, 300) yards

Samples shown are knitted in colourways Perlegrå (size 2) and Råhvid (size 3). Verena and Malte wear a size 2, Hanna Lisa wears a size 3.

Needles

3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
3.5 mm / US 4 double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)
3.0 mm / US 2.5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

Gauge

23 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in cabled pattern, on larger needle after blocking)

Measurements

Circumference: 49 (52, 62) cm / 19 (20.5, 25.5)”
Total length with folded brim: 24 (24, 24) cm / 9.5 (9.5, 9.5)”
Total length with unfolded brim: 29 (29, 29) cm / 11.5 (11.5, 11.5)”