Little Fires 2: Bigger Fires by Allison Janocha

Little Fires 2: Bigger Fires

by Allison Janocha
February 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in 3x1 garter rib
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
120 - 155 yards (110 - 142 m)
17” (42.5 cm), to fit 18.5” (46.5 cm); 19” (47.5 cm), to fit 21” (52.5 cm); 21” (52.5 cm), to fit 23” (57.5 cm)
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The faster, bulkier version of my Little Fires, Little Fires 2: Bigger Fires features the same stitch pattern with a new crown that is perfect for a giant pompom.

Choose a solid, semi-solid, or tonal for the body of the hat. The flames are perfect for using up leftover yarn. Pick a solid or variegated that contrasts well with your main color for maximum effect.

infant/small child: 17” (42.5 cm), to fit 18.5” (46.5 cm)
large child/small adult: 19” (47.5 cm), to fit 21” (52.5 cm)
large adult: 21” (52.5 cm), to fit 23” (57.5 cm)

Heavy Aran or light bulky weight yarn, 100% wool or wool blend
Samples knit in Malabrigo Mecha, Green Gray and Jupiter

A note on yarn: the Mecha in the samples was knit at a tighter-than-usual gauge for a bulky yarn to ensure warmth. If substituting, you may wish to choose a heavy aran weight yarn, as it may not be possible to achieve the pattern gauge with a heavier bulky.

Two skeins of Mecha should be sufficient to make a pair of fraternal hats at the given gauge. There might not be enough yarn to make pompoms if two large hats are made or if the hats are lengthened.

Amounts needed
Main Color (MC): 90 (100, 110) yds (82 (91, 101) m)
Contrasting Color (CC): 10 (12, 14) yds (9 (11, 13) m)

US Sizes 9 (5.5 mm) and 10 (6 mm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends and attaching pompom
One stitch marker; more if desired
Clover Pompom maker, size large (3 3/8” (85 mm)) or other pompom making tools

Skills Needed
knit, purl, slip stitches, yo, elongated stitches, ssk, k2tog, cdd

Buy Little Fires and Little Fires 2: Bigger Fires for the combined price of $7.50 USD. Previous purchases apply.