This is a bulky-weight, bottom up, seamless adult hat with eyelet-lace ridges for interest. For real interest, though, the knitter works the hat inside out and then reveals the public side at the end. This construction takes advantage of the easier k2tog and ssk over the p2tog and ssp stitches to make the interesting texture of the ribs.
The name comes from a small cactus - actually a cactus lookalike named "spurge" - that I saw at Longwood Gardens while visiting my grandmother. This hat was knit that afternoon while enjoying the early spring Gardens.
15 stitches and 21 rounds to 4" / 10cm in pattern stitch, very lightly blocked
13 stitches and 20 rows to 4" / 10cm in stockinette stitch, blocked
100 yards of Bulky weight
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other!
I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.