Guelder Rose Hat by Inese Sang

Guelder Rose Hat

October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
208 - 241 yards (190 - 220 m)
One size - to fit 21-22” (53.3-56 cm) circumference.
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Guelder Rose Hat has been inspired by one of the last harvested and most beautiful plants of the fall - the guelder rose. It is traditionally harvested after the first frost, when the berries are burning red and the frost has removed the bitterness and the mild toxicity from them. Having grown up with a guelder rose tree in our garden, to me it associates not only with warming, sweet jams our family made, but also with the resilience, beauty and grace in the face of darker, dormant season to come.

The slightly slouchy hat is knit in the round from the brim up. Rich in texture, it incorporates tiny bobbles (not a traditional bobble), cables, twisted stitches and a bit of lace.

The pattern has been thoroughly tech edited and test knitted.

The pattern includes written instructions as well as charts.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate. Includes cables, twisted stitches, lace and bobbles.

SIZE: One Size to fit 21-22” (53.3-56 cm) circumference.
Length from brim to top – 10” (25 cm)

YARN & YARDAGE: Garden Wool & Dye Co. New Merino DK 100 % sustainable new merino; 246 yds (225 m) per 100 gr skein
Total of skeins: one skein
Colour: Milkweed
DK weight yarn 246 yds (225 m)

US 6 (4 mm) circulars with 16” (40 cm) cable (or size to obtain gauge)
US 4 (3.5 mm) circulars with 16“ (40 cm) cable (or two sizes smaller than the ones worked with to obtain gauge)
US 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles or 24” (60 cm) circulars (depending on your preferred method of working small circumferences in round) for crown decreases

GAUGE: 23 sts x 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in larger size needles in pattern in the round

NOTIONS: Stitch marker(s), tapestry needle, cable needle (optional)

My heartfelt thanks to my tech editor and ever so amazing test knitters for their time, commitment and valuable feedback.