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Show lots of heart with this big-hearted head warmer. It knits up quickly – I clocked it at 1 hour, 5 minutes (of course, I've been knitting for decades!)
The bold, shaped heart motif can be worked surprisingly easily with a special technique (explained in pattern) that allows you to work an Intarsia design back and forth while keeping the hat worked in the round! For real!
Hat starts from the bottom up in the round, then the Heart motif is worked back and forth, and then the cap is shaped with easy decreases. No seaming is needed, even for the Heart motif rows.
Knit up in a bulky yarn, this hat will warm both the wearer's head and heart.
One hat uses less than one skein of the Lamb's Pride Bulky yarn, with some scrap yarn for the Heart OR use 2 contrasting skeins and knit up the matched pair of hats, as shown here.
I knit the deep charcoal one for my DH, then knit a hat in the reverse colors for me. Adorbs! Would be fabulous in your favorite team or school colors as well.
Finished Knit Measurements: Approx 17" [43 cm] around bottom opening, unstretched; 19" [48.5 cm] around main part of hat; 9 ¼" [23.5 cm] height. TO FIT: One size fits most big kids and Adults.
Yarn Used: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% Wool/15% Mohair; 4 oz/113g [125 yds/114 m] per skein): 1 skein M-06 Deep Charcoal (Main Color = MC); 1 skein M-83 Raspberry (Contrast Color = CC). One skein of each color is enough for TWO hats if you knit the second hat with the colors switched, as shown here.
Pattern Gauge: 12 sts and 14 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in St st, lightly blocked.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky-weight wool/mohair blend yarn with a gauge of 3 stitches = 1" on size 10-1/2 [6.5mm] needles.
Total Yardage Required: 80 yds [73 m] MC; 15 yds [13.7 m] CC per Hat.
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 10 ½ [6.5 mm]: 1 set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE; Size 10 ½ [6.5 mm]: 16" [40 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (optional: DPNs can be used for all rnds).
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