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Alhambra Hat


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  • Ribbing
  • Stranded

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Pattern Details

The Alhambra Hat's motif is inspired by the curls and diamonds on the archways and walls of The Alhambra Palace in Spain. The Alhambra Hat is a beanie that begins with a ribbed brim. Choose your own adventure: create a 4"/ 10cm ribbed brim turned up once halfway or a 6"/ 15cm brim that's folded double. After the ribbed brim is complete, a fair-isle motif covers the main part of the hat decreasing to a point at the top of the hat which forms a star! This project is suitable for the adventurous knitter and fair-isle beginner. Pattern includes links to tutorials on how to handle long floats in fair-isle and how to work a centered double-decrease. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting in the round ribbing 2 color stranded knitting GAUGE Stitch and row gauge is important, adjust needle size to make gauge. Stockinette, 2.5mm needles 28 to 30 sts = 4"/10cm 3x3 Ribbing, slightly stretched, using 2.5mm needles 28 sts & 40 rows = 4"/10cm square Fairisle seeding pattern, 2.5mm needles 34 sts & 40 rows = 4"/10cm square SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 20" (21", 22", 23") Brim 50 (54, 56, 60)cm Brim SUGGESTED YARN 310 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Wollmeise Twin COLORWAY Fliederbusch

Recommended with this pattern

  • 200 yds of Color #1 (Main Color) that meets gauge
  • 110 yds of Color #2 (Contrasting Color) that meets gauge
  • 2.5 mm Double pointed needles (or needles that meet gauge)

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Adriprints Press
As soon as I was able to manage a needle and thread, my grandmothers gave me craft-related tasks to keep me busy. My earliest crafting photo is me at 5 years old sitting atop a table making a foam cake base in deep concentration, craft glue in one hand and crepe paper in the other. Now, I'm an illustrator and designer with work in knitwear design and typography.