Bleeding Hearts Hat
Comfort working in the round and knowledge of basic increases and decreases.
Yarn: 1 skein Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran Weight, 100% superwash merino, 205 yd/ 187 m per 115 g, samples shown in Plum and Poppy. Or approx. 89 to 134 yds/ 82 to 122 m of equivalent Aran or worsted weight yarn depending on project size.
Needles: US #6/ 4 mm 16 inch circular needles or size to achieve gauge, US #4/ 3.5 mm double pointed needles.
Other: Stitch marker, darning needle.
Gauge: 17 stitches & 23 rows per 4 inches/ 10 cm in stockinette stitch after light blocking.
Small (toddler): 11 inch circumstance, 6 inches tall/ 28x 15 cm.
Medium (child): 14 inch circumstance, 7 inches tall/ 36 x 18 cm.
Large (adult): 17 inch circumstance, 8 inches tall/ 41 x 20 cm.
Growing up my favorite flowers in our garden were bleeding hearts and they remain a joy to spot in local gardens. Over the years their delicate stems and elegant dancing blooms became synonymous with Spring. The Bleeding Hearts Hat brings the promise of spring and keeps away Winter’s chill.
Both Bleeding Hearts Hat and Cowl place an organic and rhythmic lace stitch pattern over reverse stockinette stitch with subtly different effects. The smaller stitch pattern of the hat produces a slightly ribbed fabric which stretches to mould itself to your head. This makes each size versatile for a wide array of head sizes and hair types. With the cowl’s larger motif and wider reverse stockinette stitch the bleeding hearts float over rich purled texture for a warm and cozy cowl. Each pattern comes with instructions for three sizes and pointers for customizing the fit.
Very special thanks go to Grace Morris of GracePhotography.ca for her beautiful photographs and Natalie Gagnon for designing the JahDoily Knits logo. I would also like to thank the wonderful test knitters who volunteer their time to knit my patterns before publication.