I love Valentine’s Day. I love winter and paper hearts and Valentines boxes and kids walking home from school with love notes from every member of the class. We love to leave small pink and red treasures on our porch from a “secret admirer” for each of our kids and ring the doorbell and run. I designed this hat to celebrate Valentine’s all year round. I hope you make it for your loved ones, and leave it on their porch. I hope it makes you happy to knit, and I hope that the lucky receiver adores it. And I hope some of you make it for yourself! I keep thinking (to quote a song from my childhood) that What the World Needs Now, Is Love, Sweet Love. I hope this little hat with its hearts and Xs and Os helps you spread some love regardless of the season you make it in. Happy Valentine’s Day to all my knitting friends old and new, near and far.
Ebba is knit in the round, with corrugated ribbing and colorwork from bottom to top. There are some rows with 3 colors, but most rows are worked with two colors. It’s a fairly quick knit.
Sizes One size. Fits average head 22-24 inches. You may alter needle size to make a slightly larger or smaller hat. See gauge instructions below. Yarn Rauma Finull Garn; 2-tråds strikkearn av ren ny ull 1 skein= approx. 175 m Main Color: Shade 401 (Natural White) 1 x 50 g ball Contrasting Color: Yarn A Shade 435 (red) 1 x 50g ball Yarn B Shade 4087 (pink) 1 x 50 g ball Needles 2,75mm (US 2) double-pointed needles, 16-inch circular needle or Flexiflips (or another size double-point needles to obtain the correct gauge) 3.25mm (US 3) double-pointed needles, 16-inch circular needle or Flexiflips (or another needle size to obtain the correct gauge). If using circular needles, you will need to switch to double-pointed needles or Flexiflips to finish the crown. Notions Darning needle Gauge and swatch Make sure you swatch! Change needle size if necessary! Gauge for adult medium hat: 26 stitches/31 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm Length of cap from brim to crown: 8 ¼ inches or 21 cm. Width: 18.5” without stretching. Tweak gauge if you need a larger hat. If you change the gauge to 25 stitches it will make a 19 1/4 “ hat. Change the gauge to 24 and it will make a 20” hat! Skills Used Longtail cast-on Corrugated rib Stranded colorwork with 2 strands Stranded colorwrok with 3 strands Chart reading Knitting in the round psst decrease k2tog Catching floats Weaving in ends