Peargirl Prometheus Hat knitting pattern
Ribbing, Fair Isle with cable twists and twisted stitches give the trees their texture, while the “snowflakes” are added once the hat is complete using duplicate stitch. Colorful charts are included for the trees. While not for a beginning knitter, this would be an easy knit for an experienced knitter. You will have enough yarn to knit 4 hats, possibly 5.
Although this pattern was inspired on one snowy day last winter by the very old fir trees that grace our yard, I named it Prometheus to honor The Prometheus Tree with its sculpted and twisted beauty. It was cut down in 1964 and turned out to be close to 5,000 years old, possibly more, bringing attention to the ancient Bristlecone Pines.
Yarn weight: DK
Gauge: 22 stitches = 4 inches in Stranded Colorwork
Needle size: US 5 – 3.75 mm, US 6 – 4.0 mm
Sizes available: Small (20-21″), Large (22-23″)