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Gladiolus XOXO Knit Hat & Wristlets

from Bijou Basin Ranch Pattern Store
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Gladiolus XOXO Knit Hat & Wristlets
Gladiolus XOXO Knit Hat & Wristlets

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • provisional cast-on
  • cables
  • knit and purl
  • increasing & decreasing

Pattern Description:

Designed by Kristin Omdahl exclusively for Bijou Basin Ranch.

Inspired by the Gladiolus, whose rich
history spans from Africa through the
Mediterranean. The latin word means
sword and symbolizes strength and moral
integrity. The flower represents infatuation
and suggests that when received will
pierce the giver's heart with passion. I
suggest this as a cure to the "Curse of the
Boyfriend Sweater" since the hugs and
kisses (XOXO) branded into the crown
of the hat, would be detected by a knitter,
but could possibly go undetected by an
unassuming love interest. By branding the
wristlets with the same hugs and kisses
(XOXO) perhaps it can unite you together
with love.

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18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Reverse Stockinette Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Wristlet Length: 63/4" (17 cm) Wristlet Circumference: 61/4" (16 cm)
  • Hat Length: About 8 1/2" (21.5 cm) Hat Circumference: 20" (51 cm)


  • Bijou Basin Ranch "Bliss" 50% yak, 50% cormo; 150 yards (137 m); 2 oz (56 grams); CYCA size 2 fine; blueberry 2 hanks
  • Size US 7 (4.5 mm) straight and double pointed needles (dpns) Or size needed to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Crochet hook size US G/6 (4 mm) and smooth waste yarn in comparable gauge to working yarn for provisional cast on
  • cable needle
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

300 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Bijou Basin Ranch Bijou Bliss



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