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Thistledown mimics the fluffy downy that encompasses the thistle to protect its fruit. Feathery soft and wrapped in a beautiful halo. The stretchy thistle stitch creates a plump & cushy fabric. When knit in alpaca or merino wool, it is exceptionally warm but light and airy when knit up in a cooler fiber such as cotton or linen. Hat will measure a standard adult size head but can easily be adjusted to fit smaller size heads by casting on fewer stitches. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl K3tog K2tog Cast On YO GAUGE Work in Stockinette Stitch on smaller needles 24 stitches & 27 rows = 4" X 4" SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Adult (22" to 24.5")

Recommended with this pattern

  • 120 yards of worsted weight yarn with a halo, such as Alpaca or Alpaca blend
  • Size US#5 16-inch circulars
  • Size US#10.5 16-inch circulars

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I am a self taught pattern designer and mom of three children. They're a wild bunch but I keep myself sane by creating the lovely designs that are forever swirling around inside my head...while they play! My design style reads romantic and at times vintage and whimsical. I am getting to do what I love every single day and hope that knitting and crochet never ever goes away!

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