Karuna Tuque by Nicole Bottles

Karuna Tuque

August 2020
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
100 - 120 yards (91 - 110 m)
Small (15” - 17” head circumference), Medium (20”- 22” head circumference), Large (23”- 25” head circumference)
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Karuna is the Sanskrit word for compassion, and was inspired by a Yogi friend who radiates sunshine, and would move mountains to bring joy to others. The crossed stitches of this motif reminded me of sparks of sunlight dappling water, and I couldn’t think of a more peaceful and happy image to create in string!

This tuque is knit from the top down, which is turning the typical hat making method on it’s head. Top down hats are a game changer if you are always playing yarn chicken and struggling with the fit of tuques.

1 ball of The Spinnacle Fiber Arts Thicc 140 yards (128 meters), 100 grams (3.5 ounces)

Small (15” - 17” head circumference)
Medium (20”- 22” head circumference)
Large (23”- 25” head circumference)

LEVEL - Intermediate

15 stitches, 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in larger needles (Note: Row Gauge is not as important.)

cable needle (optional), bodkin, stitch marker, measuring tape

1 pair of US 9 - 5.50 mm - 40”+ (100 cm) cable circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
1 pair of US 7 - 4.50 mm - 40”+ (100 cm) cable circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge