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the Delaware River Valley, NJ USA

Recovering attorney and emigree from Seventh Avenue, I like writing patterns almost as much as knitting them. Visit me at www.jenniferdassau.com

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Eldora

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques & Skills Used: Provisional CO, knit, short rows, grafting; a link is provided to my short rows tutorial, and grafting instructions are included.

Pattern Description:

A quick and easy garter stitch hat, Eldora is perfect for showing off variegated yarn. This hipster beanie is cast on provisionally and knit sideways with short row shaping, then the first and last rows are grafted together for a seamless finish.


Gauge: 16 st and 32 rows/4" in garter stitch, after gentle blocking. Row gauge determines hat circumference in this sideways knit.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: Child (Adult); 19" circumference and 7.75 (8.5)" height; the stretchy garter stitch and single ply wool will accommodate many head sizes.


  • Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% merino wool; 210 yards/100g); 1 skein, shown in Deja Vu, or approximately 100 (110) yards of worsted weight yarn.

You Will Also Need:

  • Other Materials: US 9 (5.5mm) 16" circular needle or 32" circular needle if using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; Scrap yarn for provisional CO; Yarn needle.

Suggested yarn:

100 yards of Worsted weight

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