Nightshade Hat Pattern

Hill Country Weavers

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Designer: Kathy Bateman

Size: Circumference 20” - Earflap to earflap (measured over top of head) 18”

Yarn: SHELTER by Brooklyn Tweed, 1 skein in the color Thistle

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, unblocked. 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Border Chart pattern.

Recommended Needles: US 8 (5.0mm) needles

Other Suggested Tools: 4 stitch markers (2 matching sets of 2), cable needle, tapestry needle, pom-pom template 1½” to 2” diameter (optional).

Suggested Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

From the Designer: I like hurting my brain. I mean that in best possible sense. When I wanted to make an unusual cabled hat my friend Elizabeth suggested knitting from one earflap to the other. I just could not leave the idea alone. It haunted me from the shadows. It followed me down the dark alleys of my dreams. I've wrestled it from the shadows for you--a snugly fitting cabled hat knit flat but with no seams. Knit all in one piece from the bottom of one tie over the top of the head and back down to the bottom of the other tie.

Kathy Bateman believes you can wear silly hats and be a productive member of society at the same time. By day she works and teaches knitting classes at Hill Country Weavers. By night she entertains her daughter, husband & bunnies. In 2001 Kathy started www.PlatypusDreams.com to share her love of knitting for the entertainment of all humanity. Fellow crafters can find Kathy and Platypus Dreams on Ravelry as platypusdreams.




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