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River Dreams hat

from Kunstwerk Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : River Dreams hat
River Dreams hat
River Dreams hat
River Dreams hat
River Dreams hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round, increasing/decreasing, stranded knitting with two colors, reading a chart, stitching brim lining to inside of hat

Pattern Description:

The River Dream motif for this hat was inspired by the intricate geometric patterns from the shamanic textiles of the Indians in the Amazon basin of Peru. I wanted to capture a design that reflected both the river and the dreams and songs that give rise to the textile designs so each mitten mirrors the other. The variegated blue yarn adds depth to the design.

River dreams hat comes in three sizes. Designed with a lining for warmth and a snug fit, River Dreams hat is a good way to keep your ears warm on a cold winter day. The pattern's directions include easy to follow charts, photos, and written instructions for all three sizes.

There is a matching mitten pattern.


6 stitches and 6 to 7 rows = 1 inch in
stranded work
24 stitches and 24/28 rows=4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small, Medium, Large Finished circumference: 20 [22, 24] inches (50 [55, 60] cm) Depth: 7 to 8 1/2 inches (18 to 22 cm)


  • US#8 (5.0mm) 16-24" (40-60 cm) circular needles US#8 (5.0mm) DPNs Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain proper gauge
  • Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors: Main Color - 100 yards/45 grams (143 yards/65 grams, 165 yards/72 grams) Contrast Color - 64 yards/29 grams (64 yards/29 grams, 85 yards/34 grams)

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

164 yards of Worsted weight