Echinacea is a relaxed hat design by Karie Westermann that combines a classic gansey motif with a single Tree of Life cable column. Knitted in our warm lofty yarn Lore, it’s the perfect project for beginners looking for a small project and includes both charted and written instructions.
Echinacea is the second pattern from The Almanac Series, a seasonal guide to knitting with The Fibre Co. yarns. This collection will feature a new design every month, each in a different yarn according to the qualities of the yarn to match the season.
The Fibre Co. Lore (100% lambswool, 250 m (273 yd) per 100 g hank) in Fair – 1 hank
This hat is worked in the round from the rib up. It consists of diamond panels that repeat across the hat and frame a tree panel. The diamond panels are worked using easy knit and purl combinations, while the tree panel uses mini cables to construct the branch motif. The ribbing flows organically into the main section of the hat. The crown consists of rapid decreases across the hat. The height of the hat can be modified by knitting more or fewer repeats of the Diamond and Tree Patterns before beginning the crown.
SIZES AND MEASUREMENTS:
S [M: L]
To fit head circumference: 46-51 [51-56: 56-61] cm (18-20 [20-22: 22-24] in)
Circumference: 48 [53: 57] cm (19.5 [21: 22.75] in)
Height: 25 [25: 25] cm (10 [10: 10] in)
21 sts and 31 rnds to 10 cm (4 in) measured over st st after blocking using 4mm (US 6) needles.
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS REQUIRED:
- 3.25mm (US 3) 40 cm (16 in) circular needles
- 4mm (US 6) 40 cm (16 in) circular needles and double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round
- 3 stitch markers
- Darning needle
- Cable needle
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English and French.
This knitting pattern comes as a PDF file, which will be downloadable via a link that will be emailed to you after purchase.