Saturday, March 6, 2010

Week Ten: Wishbone

When I cast on for this it was still FREEZING outside, and a cozy hat seemed like a good idea. Today? Today it is 40 degrees and raining. Go figure. At least I got to see some of my birthday yarn--Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky--in action. It's a lovely deep blue-purple, with strands of red and yellow and green mixed in. The yarn is sturdy and not particularly soft (so I wouldn't make a scarf out of it), but plenty warm. I'd use it again.

This hat is simple, cute, and practical, and you can finish one in an afternoon. Please enjoy.

Mauch Hat

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Wishbone is a simple tuque which covers the ears warmly while rolling up in the front and the back for the eyes and hair. The decreases are centered over the ears, making a wishbone shape.

Yarn: You will need approximately 80 yards of a bulky-weight wool for best results. (Pictured: Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky in Blue Lagoon – bulky, 1 skein / 100g / 120 yards, 60% New Zealand Wool/40% Domestic Wool )

  • 16” US size 10 circular needle
  • 4 US size 10 double-pointed needles
  • 4 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
Gauge: 4 inches = 14 sts / 20 rows in stockinette Sizing: Finished circumference is approximately 22.5”. Circumference may be adjusted by casting on more or fewer stitches, keeping the decreases centered over the ears. Finished height is approximately 8.5”. Height may be adjusted by doing more or fewer repeats of Round 5, then decreasing normally.

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