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I grew up surrounded by a family that appreciates art and crafts. I first learned to sew. Then embroider. Then, reluctantly, knitting.
I knit every day. and it has been 30 years.
I also am a batik ...

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Renaissance Hat

from Carolyn Doe Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Renaissance Hat
Renaissance Hat
Renaissance Hat
Renaissance Hat
Renaissance Hat
Renaissance Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • ourl
  • k2tog
  • bobbles
  • M1 - make 1 stitch
  • sl1-purlwise, P2tog, passo
  • yo

Pattern Description:

this was created on a plane flying south from Alaska during the night as the northern lights flashed to the north....
I just let the needles and yarn dictate what they wanted to do.
When it was finished, it looked renaissance like.

Notes: M1A, M1B; (make one) with right needle, pick up
strand between needle points and place on left
needle. Always pick up color being used. Knit into
back of strand to create a new stitch.
mb-C; (make bobble), knit, purl, knit, all into next
stitch. Turn, knit all 3 stitches. Turn. Purl all sts.
Slip 1st & 2nd sts over 3rd.


5 sts and 6 rows per inch.


  • Hat #1; Shibu by Ella Rae, 90% silk, 10% viscose, 50 gr/105 yds. 1 ball for each color (3 colors)
  • Hat #2; color A; Cashsland by NORO, wool/cashmere, 40 gr, 1 skein. color B; Silk Garden by NORO, silk/mohair, 50 gr, 1skein.
  • Needles: One circular and one set double pointed in US 7 or size to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Misc: 1 Tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Noro - Cashsland, Silk Garden