Peargirl Gnomish Hat
Gnomes first appeared in European folklore. They were considered very small people, most often living in very dark places, usually underground in the depths of forests. The word is most likely derived from the Greek word “genomos” meaning “earth dweller”. Paracelcus, a sixteenth century Swiss alchemist, considered gnomes to be the most important of the elemental spirits, representing the earth, specifically stone and minerals, and possessing the supernatural energies associated with these materials. They are often regarded as protectors of nature and animals.
♥ Nature Spun Sport (184yds/50g) ~ 1 skein Main Color (MC), and 1 skein Contrast Color (CC), or other sport weight yarn that will give you the appropriate gauge.
♥ Needles ~ 3.75 mm (#5 US) 16” circular needle, and one set of 3.75 (#5 US) double point needles (DPN), or appropriate size to achieve gauge.
♥ Stitch Marker ~ to mark beginning of round.
♥ Tapestry needle ~ for weaving in ends.
Size: 16, (18, 20, 22, 24)” head circumference.
Gauge: 26 sts per 4” in Stst using 3.75 mm (#5 US) needles in the round, or size to achieve gauge. The HINDU PILLAR STITCH should be worked loosely, 6 repeats of pattern stitch per 4”.