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Thursday, April 24, 2014

"Hermes" a unisex hat.

Hermes Collage 2

Hermes is a unisex hat. An Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. He is second youngest of the Olympian gods. Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries.

 It may be shaped into a regular hat, a slouch or a Tam. It all depends on how you block it. This pattern was inspired by Barbara G. Walker “Fancy Cable Check” from A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns Book. It has been adapted for knitting a hat on the round. It has a lot of versatility, for many shapes and head sizes. I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend.  

 Materials:

 Yarn: Sierra Sock by Tactile Fiber Arts Studio Colorway Spring Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) Yardage 385 yards (352 meters) 100 grams (Main Picture Hat at 126 sts takes less than 50 grams or 175 yds)

Needles: US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.

Gauge: 2 “ = 12 Sts and 17 Rows in Stockinette Stitch (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)

Stitch marker and a Darning needle

 Finished Dimensions: Rib band measures about 18(20, 22, 24) inches if you get gauge.

$ 6.00