Peargirl Seaweed & Anemomes Hat
Bandon, Oregon is my favorite place to be at the end of summer. Our family spends 3 or 4 days there at the beginning of September, and the weather almost always cooperates. The beaches are beautiful, not many people, and boast beautiful rock outcroppings. If we are able to time this trip during the full moon, the low tides put on a spectacular display of tide pools featuring seaweed, anemones, starfish and other marine life. I wanted to knit a hat that reminded me of the beautiful Bandon beaches, so I chose a Seaweed pattern from Barbara G. Walker’s “A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns”. The pattern is reversible, so it can be worn with the cuff folded up or not. The 2 sides are slightly different, but both very pretty. I wanted to top the hat with Anemones, so worked tendrils using Cat Bordhi’s method, adapted from Annie Modesitt’s technique.
Malabrigo Rios (210 yds/100 g) – 1 skein.
♥ Needles – One 16” 4.50mm (#7 US) circular needle, and one set of 4 or 5 double point needles (DPN) in #7 US, or appropriate size to achieve gauge.
♥ Stitch Marker
♥ Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Size: Small 18-19”, (Medium 20-21”, Large 22-24”) head circumference.
Gauge: 18 sts per 4” in Seaweed pattern, using 4.50 mm (#7 US) needles, or size to achieve gauge.