In love with February and its promises of warm weather; the sun shines brighter, the afternoons get longer, and the specks of red surround us as a reminder of life!
LOOM: Multi-Knit Loom, 43 pegs at large gauge.
YARN: Approx 90 yards bulky merino blend yarn (85 yds MC, 5 yds CC). Cascade Yarns Pacific Bulky in Cream (MC) and Ruby (CC) were used in sample.
NOTIONS: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, crochet hook (to bind off).
GAUGE: 10.25 sts x 15 rows=4” in stockinette.
SIZE: Fits youth, up to 19” head.
K=Knit stitch (recommend the true knit stitch, not the ewrap).
BBO=Basic bind off method
MC=Main color (cream)
CC=Contrasting color (ruby)
Use loom parts with ‘every other’ peg removed for large gauge knitting. Assemble the knitting loom to 43 pegs with (2) rounded parts, (2) 3 peg rails, and (2) 12 peg rails.
With MC, CO 43 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.
Rnd 1-10: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd. (Approx 3”)
Rnd 11: k to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 11: until item measures approx. 7” from CO edge.
Remove all stitches from the knitting loom to a piece of scrap yarn.
Using crochet hook, start bind off 2 sts at a time.
Using CC yarn and tapestry needle, use the duplicate stitch technique to place the heart motif on the hat.
Weave in all ends. Gently tug on the hat vertically to set the stitches. Block lightly.