Take Refuge by Emily Lipa

Take Refuge

October 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Hat Body Pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 280 yards (183 - 256 m)
15, (16.5, 18)” (38, (42, 46) cm)
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I designed this hat as part of the fall Artesanitarium Designs Design Challenge. I did a lot of the work on this design during the Kavanaugh confirmation process (I know that seems like years ago, but it wasn’t). Anyways, as someone that has been sexually assaulted, I believe it is so important for everyone to feel safe reporting these instances. The situation really hit home for me and the knitting helped keep me sane. I named the hat Take Refuge because I wanted to offer a little refuge to the world, whether you have personal experience, or support those who have. Lose yourself in the rhythm of the pattern and let it soothe you. I truly believe knitting has the power to heal us if we knit love into every stitch!!
Because this is something that is near and dear to me, I will be donating $1 of every pattern sale to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, as my small way of helping.

Now that you know the story of the design, without further ado…the pattern info:

Take Refuge is a unisex hat featuring crossed stitches to create undulating lines and interesting texture that is written in a small range of sizes. No cable needle is required, so it may be an opportunity to learn a new skill.

The pattern contains both written and charted instructions and has been tech edited and test knit.

Cashmere by The Plucky Knitter (100% cashmere; 280 yards 256 m / 105 g) or 280 yards of sport weight yarn.
This was a One Hit Wonder colorway; however, Plucky has many similar greys, including: Urban Iron, Galvanized, Round Table, and Urban.

Circulars and/or DPNs, depending on your preferences for working in the round.
US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

1 stitch marker for beginning of round
7 (8, 9) optional stitch markers to denote pattern repeats (every 14 sts)
Yarn needle

Finished Measurements
Small (Medium, Large)
15, (16.5, 18)” (38, (42, 46) cm) circumference by 9.5” (24 cm) deep after blocking, unstretched.
To fit 18 - 20, (19.5 - 21.5, 21 - 23)” (45.75 - 51, (50 - 54.5, 53 - 58) cm) circumference head with 3 - 5” (7.5 - 13 cm) negative ease
Sample shown in size medium on a 22” (56 cm) glass head and 21.5” (54.5 cm) modeled picture.

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