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Hat "The Ushki Hat"


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This Hat does not follow traditional construction methods: It begins with a headband with a wavy shape that provides a covering for the ears to keep them warm. Next, stitches are picked up from the band, and the hat is completed by knitting in rounds. I call this hat Ushki because ushki (u-sh-ki) is the Russian word for "ears", and this hat covers the ears. For decorative effect and texture, I added bobbles on the headband edge; they decorate it as" beads". I hope you will enjoy knitting and wearing your own Ushki hat! Note:For a larger hat, pick-up more stitches in multiples of 12 and knit more repeats to adjust depths for proportion. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl knit 2 together purl 2 together knit 5 together twisted stitch yarn over bobble knit in rounds knit cables GAUGE 24 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10.2cm) in hat patt, using larger needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 18 inches (45.7 cm) brim circumference One size fits most SUGGESTED YARN 300 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN The Buffalo Wool Co. Yarn COLORWAY Any

Recommended with this pattern

  • Any sportweight yarn and color of your choice -300+ yards
  • Needles:Size #3 US (3.25mm) set of 5 double-pointed
  • Needles:Size # 1 US (2.25mm)

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Inna Voltchkova was born and raised in Kiev, the oldest city in Eastern Europe. A trip to Chicago in 1991 introduced her to the love of her life. She moved to the Chicago area. She started knitting when she was ten years old; for the past 30+ years her passion has been lace knitting, especially: Russian Style Lace, Estonian Haapsalu, and Shetland Lace. The folklore theme is a common motif in Inna’s lace design, a well-thought out use of Orenburg knitting traditions with modern lace create interesting designs with bright ethnic character. Winner of the TKGA Design Contest in 2010, Inna's beautiful lace designs have been featured frequently in the pages of Piecework, Knitting Traditions magazines and Twist Collective. Inna also teaches Russian Orenburg Style Lace knitting classes and workshops.