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Kistikan, A Cree Garden Hat


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Kistikan a hat inspired by a beautiful, hand-beaded Cree hood. My most recent designs have been little "trips around the world" finding ethnic designs to pull into hats. This one brings me back home to America. Research brings knowledge of so many Native American tribes and so many rich sources of color, shape and history. I am not of Native American descent, so I find that each tribe's art contains much more beauty than I can ever turn into designs. Kistikan, a Cree word meaning "garden", is inspired by a very old, hand-beaded Cree woman's ornamental hood. This hat turns stylized flowers & vines into a piece of art. A pop of red & white braid before a garden of vines in deep red and a warm, pinky red give a tone-on-tone fabric that is both warm and vibrant. Each size vine graph is slightly different to accommodate the all-over design. This one is topped by a matching covered button, but a pom pom, tassel or fairy pull work as well. Knit in the round in 4 sizes, Newborn, Infant, Child and Adult. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit in the round work with 2 colors of yarn GAUGE 20 sts x 25 rows = 4 in / 10 cm SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Newborn, Infant, Child, Adult SUGGESTED YARN 182 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade 220 Superwash or 220 COLORWAY Ruby and Coral or Rouge Red

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  • US 6 & 7 16 or 24 in circular needles & DPNs
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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!