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I'm a stay at home mom and knitwear designer. I took up knitting in 2004 after watching my mother-in-law knit a sock.

Up until July 2009, I had a mission to live in all the Great Lakes states. ...

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Winter Branches

from Gidget's Stitches
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Winter Branches
Winter Branches
Winter Branches
Winter Branches
Winter Branches

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, knit in the round

Pattern Description:

When my brother's friend asked for a "sweet beanie" to wear while he worked, I quickly got out my needles and yarn. Thus, I designed this hat for wandering around the winter beauty in Yosemite National Park. The design features a twisted rib brim and slipped stitches worked as a cable motif.


16 sts and 32 rows in pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Infant, Child, Adult Medium (16.5", 19.5", 24" circumference)


  • 1 skein Juniper Moon Farms Chadwick [60% merino wool and 40% alpaca, 202y/185m per 100g skein]; 1 skein (shown in Mercury)

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 16" US 6 circular needle- adult
  • 1 16" US 7 circular needle-adult
  • 1 set US 6 double pointed needles- infant and child only
  • 1 set US 7 double pointed needles
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

202 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Juniper Moon Farms Chadwick