Taking Root by Ninja Chickens
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Taking Root

January 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in color work
US 3 - 3.25 mm
180 - 200 yards (165 - 183 m)
Adult head [20” - 23”(51 - 61 cm)]
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Taking Root

What first struck me when I visited Prado de Lana Farm were the towering and noble trees.   The pastures of Prado de Lana were guarded by old grandfather Bur Oaks that spread their boughs wide and provided shelter to grazing sheep. As the weather changed to Autumn, large acorns dropped from the trees with frilly tops like fairy dresses.  

Now, these sweet sheep and their human family have headed for even greener pastures at their new homestead in Vermont. They will bring with them a few acorns to plant in the fields in hopes that these grand oaks will take root and grow to guard their new land.

Materials needed- Prado de Lana - Idris, 100% Romney Wool 200 yds/4 oz.
Main Color (Black Walnut dyed) - 60 g / 110 yards
Contrast Color (Goldenrod dyed) - 40 g / 72 yards
or other appropriate yarn to get gauge (worsted weight is suggested)

Gauge - 18 sts & 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm blocked

Sizes - Adult head 20” - 23”(51 - 61 cm)
Final hat measures 20” (51 cm) in circumference
(For an older child’s version of the hat, skip rows 11 through 15 of the chart to make the hat a bit shorter in depth.)

Tools -
US #3/3.25 mm 16” circular needle
US #3/3.25 mm 40” circular needle or DPNs
Stitch markers
Darning needle

Abbreviations –
MC - main color
CC - contrast color
CO - cast on
sts - stitches
k - knit
p - purl
k2tog - knit 2 together
BOR - beginning of round