Runo Hat & Cowl by Reis Luke Aquino

Runo Hat & Cowl

September 2021
Dapper Dreamer Frost
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
164 - 224 yards (150 - 205 m)
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This hat was made from my attempts of recreating patterns and textures I saw in various indigenous river fish traps. These traps were made using Rattan or Hemp strings loosely woven through spines of bamboo or cane. They usually gathered to a pointy end where the holes created by the interwoven spines and strings became too small for the fish to escape. “Runo” is the local word for a type of cane grass used for making baskets. Local baskets (and fish traps) are made with several materials including Kawayan (bamboo), Abaca (hemp) and Rattan.

The Runo Hat and Cowl is written for worsted weight yarn and features a very easy stitch pattern that makes an interesting texture. Its a very quick and beginner friendly pattern which is modifiable in a number of ways. There are also options for different weight Yarns and suggestions on how to use different colours in the pattern.