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I've always loved to create. After becoming a mom, my creations have taken a new direction. My passion for color and love of nature that used to develop into paintings has transformed into a more ...

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Calm Frenzy

from Addiesma Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Calm Frenzy
Calm Frenzy
Calm Frenzy
Calm Frenzy
Calm Frenzy
Calm Frenzy

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl,
  • knit in the round
  • knit 3 together to decrease
  • use a cable needle to create cables
  • knit through the back loop

Pattern Description:

Calm Frenzy is a richly textured slouchy hat featuring geometric stitch patterns that play together harmoniously, creating an eclectic little piece that is interesting to knit and a joy to wear, especially in the recommended yarn.

These stitch patterns create a sense of frenzy, yet when combined, they evoke a sense of calm order. This hat, and it's name, reflect the state of mind I often find myself, as well as my life, in. Just enough going on to keep things interesting, yet somehow, a sense of order to stay centered

-175 (225, 275) yards 160 (205, 250) m of sport weight yarn such as The Fibre Company Road to China
Light (65% Baby Alpaca, 15% Silk, 10% Camel, 10% Cashmere; 159 yards 145 meters/1.76 ounces
50 grams). Sample shown in Citrine.
-US #4 3.5 mm 16" 40 cm circular needle and dpn's, or size needed to obtain gauge
-Optional: 16" 40 cm circular needle 1 size smaller than gauge needle (for ribbing)
-4 stitch markers, one distinguishable for marking end of round
-Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
-Cable needle


6 sts and 9 rounds = 1" in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 8 (9, 10)" 20 (23, 25.5) cm long; 17 (19, 21)" 43 (48, 53) cm around at brim. To fit head circumference: 19 (21, 23)" 48 (53, 58) cm


  • sport weight yarn
  • US size 4 needles

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • cable needle

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fibre Company Road to China Light



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