A couple of times, I have made the pilgrimage to Purl Soho in New York City. What tends to happen in a case like this is I find myself buying a project. Who knows when I’ll make it back to this amazing yarn store? Will I ever find this yarn again? And so on, goes my line of thinking. This was a $60 USD kids hat. But, if you have a young girl in your house, it is a once in a lifetime experience where she will look so cute in a hat like this. 

I started the hat in our hotel room, same day I purchased the yarn. 

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I finished it in Madison Square Park while some kind of festival was going on. Yes, I was that lady. Knitting in the park. Worse ways to spend ones time.

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FUN KIDS HAT

SUPPLIES

  • 1 (for kid’s size) or 2 (for adult’s size) skeins of Knit Collage’s Gypsy Garden, 75% Wool and 25% Mohair. This color is “Kinari Bazaar”.

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  • A set of US #17 double pointed needles.

GUAGE

  • 1 3/4 stitches = 1″ in stockinette stitch

FINISHED SIZE kid, (adult)

  • 18 1/2 (20) inches in circumference

PATTERN

With US #17 double pointed needles, cast on 32 (35) stitches.

Join for working in the round, being careful to not twist the stitches.

Knit every round until piece measures 4 (7) inches from the cast on edge.

KID SIZE ONLY: Decrease Round: *K6, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. (28 stitches)

Knit 1 round.

BOTH SIZES: Decrease Round: *K5, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. (24 [30] stitches)

Knit 1 round.

Decrease Round: *K4, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. (20 [25] stitches)

Knit 1 round.

Decrease Round: *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. (16 [20] stitches)

Knit 1 round.

Decrease Round: *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. (12 [15] stitches)

Decrease Round: *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. (8 [10] stitches)

Cut the yarn and thread the tail through the remaining stitches.

Weave in the ends.

I welcome:

Christine Westermark

I am a world traveller, lucky enough to have a loving family who support my dreams to learn, create and give back by designing creative content which enables a lifestyle we don't need a vacation from.

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2 thoughts on “Crazy expensive but super fun yarn

  • December 3, 2015 at 8:40 am
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    Very cool hat. I love it. I went to a class a couple years back and learned how to make a hat by knitting in the round. This year I have been experimenting with the pattern.

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