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My grandmothers were the reason I love hand-work and crafts so much. As soon as I was able to manage a needle and thread, they gave me craft-related responsibilities abound. My earliest crafting ...
My grandmothers were the reason I love hand-work and crafts so much. As soon as I was able to manage a needle and thread, they gave me craft-related responsibilities abound. My earliest crafting photo is me at 5 years old sitting atop a table making a foam cake base in deep concentration, craft glue in one hand and crepe paper in the other.
Currently, I'm an illustrator and graphic designer working freelance out of Munich and sometimes Miami. I also try my hand out in knitwear design and typography.
The Alhambra Hat's motif is inspired by the curls and diamonds
on the archways and walls of The Alhambra Palace in Spain.
The Alhambra Hat is a beanie that begins with a ribbed brim. Choose your own adventure: create a 4"/ 10cm ribbed brim turned up once halfway or a 6"/ 15cm brim that's folded double. After the ribbed brim is complete, a fair-isle motif covers the main part of the hat decreasing to a point at the top of the hat which forms a star!
This project is suitable for the adventurous knitter and fair-isle beginner.
Pattern includes links to tutorials on how to handle long floats in fair-isle and how to work a centered double-decrease.
Stitch and row gauge is important, adjust needle size to make gauge.
Stockinette, 2.5mm needles
28 to 30 sts = 4"/10cm
3x3 Ribbing, slightly stretched, using 2.5mm needles
28 sts & 40 rows = 4"/10cm square
Fairisle seeding pattern, 2.5mm needles
34 sts & 40 rows = 4"/10cm square
310 yards of Fingering weight