Paints Me Pink by Raeli Masina

Paints Me Pink

November 2019
yarn held together
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
1 repeat = 4 inches
in charted pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
140 - 280 yards (128 - 256 m)
One Size, but can fit Child (Adult S/M, Adult L)
low vision format available
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This pattern includes an original version, a large text version (22 pt), and a screen reader version for accessibility. The large text version is written in a sans serif font, all black text, no italics and has fully written directions. The screen reader version has fully written directions.

Dedicated to Nana. We miss you.

Nana had a saying whenever we would go out shopping: “Whatever paints you pink.” The first memory that I have of her saying this to me was when we were at the mall.

She said, “find something that paints you pink.”

I was really confused at the time, but now I understand her saying. If something “paints you pink” that means that it makes you happy or brings you joy. It suits you.

As I began working on this design that was originally going to be named after a mythical horse hybrid, I couldn’t help but think of my Nana with every stitch. I found that this hat really “paints me pink,” and I hope that it paints you pink too.

Worked in the round, bottom-up this hat will keep you entertained with every row. A mix of braided 3x3 cables, braided 1x1 cables, popcorn bobbles, as well as a very interesting crown make for a very fun knit hat.

Stitch Gauge
1 Chart Repeat (24 sts x 8 rows. See page 3) = 5 in / 12.5 cm wide and 1.25 in / 3 cm tall with yarns held together on Size A N eedles knit in the round after wet blocking.

This hat is written for one size, but can fit an older child (17 in / 43 cm circumference) to an adult medium head (20 in / 51cm circumference). Depending on how you block it, you can get many different fits. If you would like to make the pattern to fit a large adult head, use a DK weight yarn in place of the sport weight yarn and go up a needle size or two.

Required Materials
Size A: US 6 (4.0 mm), 16 in / 40 cm circular & DPNs or size needed to obtain gauge
Size B: US 5 (3.75 mm), 16 in / 40 cm circular or one size smaller than Size A.
140 yards / 128 meters of sport weight yarn
164 yards / 150 meters of lace weight mohair
The sample was made with 140 yards Rowan Pure Wool 4 Ply, 443 held with 164 yards Crystal Palace Kid Merino, Painted Iris
Notions and Tools:1 stitch marker, darning needle, materials for blocking (optional)