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Striped Owl Hat for Daddy


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Want a quick and satisfying project? This hat will do the trick! It also doesn't use much yarn---the hat uses only 45 yds/40 m in the main color and 35 yds/30 m in the contrast color. The idea for this hat arose because I was smitten with some lovely grey and charcoal heathered Lopi. I knew the colors would look amazing on my Daddy. So, after a bit of swatching of striped owls, this hat was born. I really like it. I like that the owl has a textured breast that is flanked by wingfeathers. I like that the striping is balanced. I like that I can see each owl's feet. With luck, my dad will like this hat, too. (Note: the matching mittens are available as a separate pattern, or together with this hat in an eBook.) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, knit two together, cabling two stitches over two others, duplicate stitch GAUGE 3.25 st./in. and 4 rows/in. in stockinette stitch. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The finished hat stretches easily to 21" in circumference (it's about 18" in circumference when relaxed). SUGGESTED YARN 80 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky

Recommended with this pattern

  • 45 yds/40 m of bulky yarn in main color
  • 35 yds/30 m of bulky yarn in contrast color
  • Size 10 needles: either a 16"-20" circular and a set of dpns, or a long circular for use with magic loop

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I'm a math professor by trade, and (unsurprisingly) my designs are informed by mathematical concepts. I co-edited the books <i>Making Mathematics with Needlework: Ten Papers and Ten Projects</i> and <i>Crafting by Concepts: Fiber Arts and Mathematics</i> with my colleague and friend Carolyn Yackel. You can find out more than you ever wanted to know about me and my way-too-many interests (including my ex-cat, socially responsible investing, dance, feminist philosophy of science,...) at <a href="">my website</a>.