January 9, 2012 § 1 Comment
Seattle Fog: Super Soft Beanie Knitting Pattern
At the very end of last August, Ramon and two other friends took a quick trip up to Seattle for the weekend. With glorious weather we had an absolutely amazing time exploring the city, eating delightful food, and Nicole and I even found a quaint little yarn store near the Fish Market. We ate up the oh-so-rare sunshine, and even had to slather on the sunscreen. However, on our final day there we finally experienced the famous drizzle, and saw the Seattle Fog.
I felt quite differently about this fog that the fog I was raised with in Santa Cruz, California. The fog in Seattle, while still dense seemed less dreary somehow. Honestly, I think that it was all my perception, and stemmed from my overall experience of the warm people there. Everyone talks about how Seattle has an amazing coffee culture, and I would have to agree, though not every cup we found met our super high standards. We were quite surprised. I came to the conclusion that the coffee culture isn’t as much about the perfect cup, but about taking time out of your day just for yourself. Be it for Facebook, the paper, or meeting up with friends, Seattle seems to have a happy, warm community.
This I have made this beanie as a tribute to the wonderful city, and the friendly people of Seattle. In a warm gray, with super soft yarn, using just one hank of Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino in Dusk, #418, this hat has supple cables that remind me of fish tails. In the brim is a twisted-rib stitch, giving a braided effect, further emphasizing the unity and friendliness of the community. I just can’t wait to go back.
Information & Specifications
- Child (Adult) Adult Large
- 17″ (21″) 24″
- [43 cm ( 53 cm) 16 cm]
- Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino (60% baby suri, 40% merino, 100g, 164 yds / 150 m): 1 (1) 2 skien #418 Dusk
- Size US 5 [3.75 mm] Circular 16″
- Size US 7 [4.5 mm]:
- Circular 16″
- 7″ or 9” DPNs
- With size US 5 [3.75 mm] needles in Twisted 1×1 Rib Stitch:
- 26 sts and 26 rows = 4”x4”
- 1 Stitch Marker.Size
- E-4 Crochet Hook to
pull remaining Sts to Inside of Hat.
The size isn’t crucial.
- Tapestry Needle, to weave in ends.
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