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Ironheart Hat


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This sweet hat combines two of my favorite thingshearts and ornate iron scrollwork. As I am a knitter, not a smith, I have used my needles to forge yarn into a hat. Interesting knitting begins right away with a two-color cabled cast-on and corrugated ribbing. Following a plain round of knitting, the Norwegian-inspired hearts are wrought to life with stranded colorwork. After a two-color purl turning round, you're on to the crown decreaseseither in the contrasting color or in the main color. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knitting Purling Working in the round Working from a chart Stranded colorwork (Fair Isle knitting) Decreasing GAUGE 24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stranded stockinette stitch (blocked) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Child [Adult] - One size to fit an average child's [woman's] head (circumference: 17 [19.5] inches, 43 [50] cm; stretches to 20 [23] inches; 51 [58] cm) SUGGESTED YARN 220 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Knit Picks Wool of the Andes COLORWAY MC: any; CC: any

Recommended with this pattern

  • Size US 7 (4.5 mm) circular knitting needle
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers (1 in contrasting color for beginning of round)

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A Texas Girl Knits
A Texas Girl Knits
I'm a writer, reader, knitter, yoga instructor, and raw vegan living in the Texas Hill Country. I love designing items that are easier than they look, but I also enjoy the challenge and beauty of cables and stranded knitting. I personally knit every one of my designs, usually more than once, to make sure that my idea works. My years of experience as a technical writer help ensure that my pattern instructions are comprehensive and clear.