New Pattern! Lá Fhéile Pádraig (St Patrick’s Day) Hat

A number of years ago, I designed a hat for Lambspun of Colorado that is one of my favorites.  It features a band with an ivy leaf motif, slipped stitch edging and a shamrock motif on the crown.  The yarns used for this design were all Lambspun yarns, some of which are no longer available.

Lambspun of Colorado, March Thru May Hat

I’ve been wanting to rework it, using a different yarn, and some different motifs and different decreases on the top (to eliminate the puckering that you can see in the photo above.)

This winter, I finally found the time to work on this particular project, and came up with a lovely hat using shades of green and off-white Cascade 220 and 220 Heathers yarns.  There are definite similarities to the previous version, but I hope there are improvements in the design.  I eliminated the shamrock motif and reworked the decreases and worked light colors on a darker background at a slightly different gauge.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig (St Patrick's Day) Hat

Here are the Ravelry links to the projects and to purchase.  (As I write this, there is only one project, which is my own!  😉  )


And here are some details:

Suggested Yarns:  Cascade 220 and Cascade 220 Heathers

  • Main Color (MC): 1 skein, Olive Heather (Color #9448)*
  • Color A: 1 skein, Irelande (Color #2429)*
  • Color B: 1 skein, Natural (Color #8010)*

(*Note: You will only use a fraction of each of these skeins of yarn to complete this hat.)

Suggested Needles:  US Size 7 (4.5 mm)

Suggested Gauge:  18 sts & 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)

Finished Size:  Fits approximately 22” (55.9 cm) head

The pattern is available for $5.25 on Ravelry (or by clicking the button under the photo above).**

**Note: To use the Ravelry links, you will need to a member of Ravelry and signed in.  Also, I will be adding the pattern to my Etsy inventory very soon, so check there (KatinkaKnits.Etsy.com) if you prefer!  🙂

With that, I leave you with two more photos of the hat!  🙂  Until next time!

 

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~ by katinkaknits on February 25, 2012.

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