Mountain Mama Hat by Bloom & Create // Emma Janet

Mountain Mama Hat

Knitting
September 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
175 - 300 yards (160 - 274 m)
A:20-22” head // B: 23-24” head
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There is something so special about putting on a cozy hat while embarking on a hike in the crisp air. I imagine the Mountain Mama Hat as a companion for expansive hikes. And I also imagine it for those us who are longing for some mountains and adventure.

I loved knitting up these hats so much, I made two! Ali of Explorer Knits and Fibers generously provided yarn support for this project.

Sometimes I find myself longing for a future adventure, whether that be exploring out West or traveling across the globe. I like to think of my knitting as a way I get to travel from my bedroom. Using Ali’s special National Park, and Into the Wild colorways allowed me to immerse myself in the imagination of adventure (even while living In my city apartment!)

I am so excited to share this pattern with you. Please share your WIPs, and FOs* with the hashtag #MountainMamaDK.

If you have any questions during the knitting process, please send me an email hello.bloom.create@gmail.com

NEEDLES
Smaller Needles: 3.25 mm • US size 3
Larger Needles: 4 mm • US size 6
Use your preferred circular knitting method, I opted to use a 16” (40cm) and 32” (82cm) circular needles.

YARN
Sample 1: blue and cream
Explorer Knits Rockies DK (100% SW Merino, 275 yd (250 m) /100g)
MC: Great Smokey Mountain NP • 125-200 yds (115-180 m)
CC: Linen • 50-100 yds (45 -90 m)
Sample 2: green and tan
Explorer Knits Cash DK (80% SW Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 231 yd (211 m)/ 100g)
MC: Docile • 125-200 yds (115-180 m)
CC: Gentle Natured • 50-100 yds (45 -90 m)

NOTIONS
Crochet hook, scissors, stitch markers (7-10 markers) & darning needle

GAUGE (4 x 4”) (10 x 10cm)
24 sts x 36 rounds in stockinette, worked in the round after blocking.

SIZING
A: Designed for 20-22” (51-56 cm) heads // Unstretched hat circumference 18.5” (47 cm)
B: Designed for 23-24” (57-61 cm) heads // Unstretched hat circumference 21” (53 cm)
Please note, the stockinette brim provides less stretch than the ribbed brim.
Both samples are in size A and worn on a 21.5” (55 cm) head.

A collection of guided imagery mindfulness meditations. A further explanation is given within the pattern PDF.

Lake Louise in Canada by Peaceful Meditations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dZWIktmlb4

Explore a stream in the Great Smoky Mountains with Nature Romantic (does not include any speaking)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiH3Em79XCs

Like a Mountain Meditation with Dana Zelicha
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtjR2a9TnHY

Mountain Meditation with Happiness Insight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1rAibuZlAk

Not quite a meditation, but this link takes you to my absolute favorite cover of Country Roads by Mountain Mama. This is filmed in the forest with cats and chickens.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hsLo4YxWP4