Three Pines Hat by Kristina K. Miller

Three Pines Hat

Knitting
January 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette unblocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
210 - 220 yards (192 - 201 m)
adult
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

My inspiration was the pine tree design in the Fibers of Maine “Pine Tree State Hat” (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pine-tree-state-hat).

I initially intended to make a simple hat for a friend of mine who went to college in Maine. However, she is also a Louise Penny fan so altering the pattern to include three pine trees instead of just one became necessary. I am so pleased with the result, I am sharing my pattern.

In addition to resizing it, I added a folded brim along with some decorative broken rib patterning between the trees and a different crown decrease. I also modified how the pine tree was constructed for smoother branch lines.

While there are no difficult stitch patterns involved, it does require an attention to detail which some may find challenging.

All efforts were made to make this pattern error-free. It is intended for individual home use only and not to be reproduced or re-knit for profit.