Ruby Red Heart Hat by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Ruby Red Heart Hat

June 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
130 - 260 yards (119 - 238 m)
XS/S (19"-20") & M/L (21"-22")
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This pattern is available for free.

Stitch Red is a campaign that is near and dear to all of our hearts here at Jimmy Beans. Most of us have some personal connection to heart disease, which is why this campaign is SO important to all of us. In my family, my grandfather and father are my reminders of how serious heart disease is. My grandfather died of a heart attack before I was born and my father has been dealing with heart disease related issues for the last ten years. My father’s heart health issues especially have made our family re-evaluate our eating and exercise habits and take charge of the things that we can control in relation to our health.

With my family history in mind, I created the Ruby Red Heart Hat. It’s something that I can wear to remind me of this cause and to keep me ever-aware of the daily strides I take for my own health like eating healthy, doing yoga and getting plenty of exercise. It uses Classic Elite’s Magnolia yarn in the Stitch Red color and a light and airy heart lace pattern to show support for the campaign. Stitch Red is such an amazing leap in the direction of heart disease awareness for women and the needlearts industry, and I am so excited and honored to be a part of the campaign (and the Knit Red book). All of us at Jimmy Beans hope you will join us as we strive to lead healthier, more active lives!

Thank you to Classic Elite for providing the yarn for this design and for being such an avid supporter of Stitch Red!