The Leanne hat is a perfect beginner project for those new to Intarsia, as the thick yarn makes it work up quickly. Open at the back to allow long hair to be put up, it is also cute on shorter hair. The dense gauge helps to block the wind and keep ears warm on cold days. As the hat is worked end to end and then grafted, the first few inches of knitting make a perfect swatch.
4 sts and 6 rows in 1 inch.
I started knitting to help me sanely get through the cold Alberta winters, and now I just can't stop! I love to knit and design using beautiful hand dyed yarns and prefer to support independant dyers. I share a blog with 3 designer friends at TAATdesigns.wordpress.com, tweet with them as TAATdesigns, and can be reached for pattern support at Trisha.TAATdesigns@gmail.com. I am Girlymom on Ravelry.