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Rushmore Hat


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Rushmore Hat is a slightly slouched hat that lends itself to being worn in a variety of ways. The stitch pattern is stripes of stockinette and reverse stockinette that are gathered with simple pleating to create a complex looking design. The pleats make for an interesting texture and provide extra warmth. Knitting begins at the rolled brim and ends at the crown. You can personalize the hat with a pompom, tassel, or other embellishment, or complete it as pictured. The pattern is written for a solid colored hat without further embellishment. Pattern includes a photo tutorial of how to work the pleats and is easy enough for anyone who is comfortable with knitting in the round. Rushmore is pictured in madelinetosh pashmina in Mineral. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on knit in round knit purl purl 2 together slip slip knit GAUGE 23 stitches/28 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch unblocked SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Average adult head SUGGESTED YARN 275 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN madelinetosh

Recommended with this pattern

  • Madelinetosh Tosh Pashmina, 75% merino, 15% silk, 10% cashmere, 360 yards per skein, 1 skein Mineral.
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  • 1 US size 2/2.75 mm double pointed needle to work pleat.

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Nancy Whitman Designs
Nancy Whitman Designs
I learned to knit at the tender age of eight, and there was no stopping me. I spent decades knitting all kinds of garments for family and close friends. In 2005, I opened the online yarn shop, and more recently started publishing my own patterns. Please contact me with any questions. Thank you!