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Ironheart Hat

from A Texas Girl Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Ironheart Hat
Ironheart Hat (c)Robin Allen, A Texas Girl Knits
Ironheart Hat (c)Robin Allen, A Texas Girl Knits
Ironheart Hat (c)Robin Allen, A Texas Girl Knits
Ironheart Hat (c)Robin Allen, A Texas Girl Knits
Ironheart Hat (c)Robin Allen, A Texas Girl Knits

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting
  • Purling
  • Working in the round
  • Working from a chart
  • Stranded colorwork (Fair Isle knitting)
  • Decreasing

Pattern Description:

This sweet hat combines two of my favorite thingshearts and ornate iron scrollwork. As I am a knitter, not a smith, I have used my needles to forge yarn into a hat.

Interesting knitting begins right away with a two-color cabled cast-on and corrugated ribbing. Following a plain round of knitting, the Norwegian-inspired hearts are wrought to life with stranded colorwork. After a two-color purl turning round, you're on to the crown decreaseseither in the contrasting color or in the main color.

Gauge:

24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stranded stockinette stitch (blocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Child [Adult] - One size to fit an average child's [woman's] head (circumference: 17 [19.5] inches, 43 [50] cm; stretches to 20 [23] inches; 51 [58] cm)

Materials:

  • Size US 7 (4.5 mm) circular knitting needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers (1 in contrasting color for beginning of round)
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes

Colorway:

MC: any; CC: any


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Intermediate
Knitting
Accessory
Women, Girls, Petite, Plus-sized
Hat
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I'm a writer, reader, knitter, yoga instructor, and raw vegan living in the Texas Hill Country. I love designing items that are easier than they look, but I also enjoy the challenge and beauty of ...

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