Idunn by Nin Leavitt


May 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
205 - 210 yards (187 - 192 m)
21inch to 23 inch head
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If you are an intrepid beginner or a seasoned knitter, you will love this pretty, warm knitted hat!

In Norse mythology, Idunn is the goddess associated with apples and youth.

“Idunn” is a DK weight beret knit in the round. My inspiration was the lines and textures created by looking through branches still bearing tiny frozen crab apples to an old stone building beyond them. Its pointed arched windows seemed to merge and part with the gently waving branches through the mist of my cold breath.

The band is ribbed with raised knit into the back of the loop stitches that merges and converges to form pointed arches. The main stitch pattern grows almost organically out of the pointed arches above the band. The crown shaping is worked into the patterning, thus branching the hat into a natural, pleasant closure.

Worked in Dk weight, this pattern fits head sizes 21” to 23”.

Hat pattern has both written and charted instructions with a stitch diagram.