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Dot Dot Dot. The Dorchester Hat


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...Dot, Dot, Dot "The Dorchester Hat" by Lisa McFetridge - 2013 My dad grew up in Dorchester, Massachusetts, on Melbourne Street. My son went to B.C. High on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, my Irish grandfather fiddled on WBZ in Boston and his recordings reside in the Irish Archives at Boston College and Dorchester was his home. I passed by the famous gas tanks everyday on the Red Line headed into work. We referred to it as "Dot" for short. So when I was looking for a name for a polka dot hat, well, you can guess the rest . . . (dot, dot, dot) This hat has some plain dots and some vibrant dots. I like the way they play off each other. A tonal or self-striping yarn could be substituted for the white to add more visual interest to the dots. Worked in the round in worsted weight yarn, corrugated rib and a TopDot, stuffed with bits of leftover yarn. Three sizes, Small Child, Child and Adult. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit in the round stranded knitting GAUGE 21 sts and 26 rows in stranded stockinette stitch, blocked. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 17 (19, 21) ins circumference 9 (10, 10) ins fall sizes Small Child, Child, Adult SUGGESTED YARN 250 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade 220 worsted

Supplies Needed

  • US size 6 & 7 Circular needles or DPs
  • seam needle
  • stitch markers

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Lisa McFetridge
Lisa McFetridge
Lisa has been knitting all her life, Hats and Mittens, Cowls and Doll Sweaters are favorite things to design. They are fast, easy and visible. Color brings joy to the eyes. Knit. Shop. Love. The secret to life! Lisa had an AMAZING time as the knitting instructor on the SHEEP AHOY Knitting Cruise to Canada from Boston in October 2014. Lisa teaches Hat Design Classes and has created finishing videos to help bring any project from "homemade to handmade". This link connects to the videos. Enjoy!