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Big Head Vail Chunky Cable Knit Hat

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Chunky cables and ribs, perfect for men or women. Big Head Knits are designed for real sized adults with big brains and where our customers are anything but average! You don't have to be average height, weight, head, neck or hands here. Our hats look the right size, are deeper in length to fit and look right. Designed in Colorado, USA with Colorado slopes and every day cold weather in mind, this will knit up pretty quickly and with mile a minute bulky weight yarn for an essential wardrobe addition! Keep ears warm and the look cool enough for the most discerning fashion forward teen, with or without the pom-pom. A lovely gift for the holidays and the high country. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cable knitting knit purl knit 2 together purl 2 together slip stitch and pass it over Basic sewing purl through back of loops slip 2 stitches knitwise then knit through front of slipped stitches. GAUGE 9sts / 12 rows = 4 inches / 10cm SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Fit sizes 22-24" and 24-26" Actual size 21" and 23" SUGGESTED YARN 194 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Lion Brand Wool-Ease Super Bulky COLORWAY Blossom

Supplies Needed

  • 1 pair US 13 / 9mm straight knitting needles
  • Wool blend yarn or yarn of choice
  • 1/2 letter size card stock or scrap card from grocery box

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Hand Knit Artisans
A creative Brit living in Colorado, I've been knitting since 7 years old. My big hobbies are landscape and skyscape photography, acrylic and oil painting. My latest knitting designs are "Western Fiberscapes" where I take my design influence from the photographs I take and other's I admire and turn them into fiberscapes. Knitting, is very therapeutic to me, it slows me down and centers me. I started creating my own patterns in 2011, just, well because and was amazed they sold on etsy. It was just a fun little hobby that earned me some holiday and yarn money that year. But, I got hooked (no pun intended!) and really love the creative process, combining stitches for textures along with combined with the math calulation. Sometimes I find an interesting stitch technique and fabric and imagine a design in it. Sometimes it takes many weeks and trial and errors to work something out. I can't tell you how many times I start, get 1/2 way and then pull it out and start again! As of fall 2015, I'm becoming more focused on the artistic side of knitting. I've been studying mosaic knitting, which I love and playing with blending color - as with Canyonlands. "Navaho Sunsets" has a mix of mosaic and blending colors, while "Eagle Mountain" was inspired by the bald eagles soaring on the thermals above the mountain and canyon behind my house in the foothills of Colorado and Native American art and symbols.. I'm always willing to help my customers with any questions and welcome feedback to improve or add patterns that customers suggest. Happy knitting! Karen