I inspire with words and music and pretty string. Knitwear designer, author, songwriter, composer, mom of 4 boys, hobby farmeress, lifelong tea addict. I want to be a mermaid when I grow up.View all patterns by designer (21) »
Like swirls of vanilla ice cream, this adorable topper is delicious enough to wear anywhere! All-over half-drop cables make for a fun texture in bulky yarn, and a knitted flower is like the sweet cherry on top--a perfect quick gift for someone else, or yourself!
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate. You should already know how to knit, purl, and make a gauge swatch. Also uses two simple embroidery stitches: Straight and French Knot, for which you can easily find explanations on the internet.
SIZES: Three sizes: Small/Child (15"-18"), Medium/Youth (18"-21"), and Large/Adult (21"-23.5"); directions for altering crown depth included in the pattern.
REQUIRES: 1 (1, 2) 100g/3.53 oz (109.7 m/120.0 yds) balls bulky-weight yarn (I used Bernat Alpaca Natural Blends in Cream); Small amounts of worsted-weight yarn for flower (I used Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Lotus, Bark, and Peapod), 6.5 mm (US 10 1/2) set of five double-pointed needles OR size needed to obtain gauge; 6.5 mm (US 10 1/2) 73 cm/29" circular needles (opt.); 4.0mm (US 6) straight or double-pointed needles for flower; cable needle; yarn needle; scrap of yarn for marker
PATTERN INCLUDES: Written and chart instructions. Photo tutorial of cast-on. Glossary of stitches. Alteration instructions (for different crown heights). 3-pg digital PDF file.
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16 sts and 20 rows = 4" on 6.5 mm needles over stockinette stitch
180 yards of Bulky weight