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If you are an intrepid beginner or a seasoned knitter, you will love this pretty, warm knitted hat! In Norse mythology, Idunn is the goddess associated with apples and youth. "Idunn" is a DK weight beret knit in the round. My inspiration was the lines and textures created by looking through branches still bearing tiny frozen crab apples to an old stone building beyond them. Its pointed arched windows seemed to merge and part with the gently waving branches through the mist of my cold breath. The band is ribbed with raised knit into the back of the loop stitches that merges and converges to form pointed arches. The main stitch pattern grows almost organically out of the pointed arches above the band. The crown shaping is worked into the patterning, thus branching the hat into a natural, pleasant closure. Worked in Dk weight, this pattern fits head sizes 21" to 23". Hat pattern has both written and charted instructions with a stitch diagram. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cable knit through the back of the loop increase decrease knit in the round cross stitches GAUGE 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Recommended with this pattern

  • approx. 210yards or 192m of DK yarn (11wpi)
  • example: Filatura Di Crosa Zara yarn
  • size 7US or 4.5mm circular knitting needles or DPNs

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I'm a knitwear designer living in the beautiful East Coast province of New Brunswick, Canada. I started knitting as a small child and the thrill of creating with sticks and string still has the power to make me forget laundry and such chores. When not in my studio, you can find me petting skeins at my local yarn shop.