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North Cascades

Now available on Ravelry: North Cascades

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The North Cascades is a national park in Northern Washington State. I’ve created a hat to celebrate this wilderness of tree-clad mountains, glaciers and lakes full of trails, bears and gray wolves.

North Cascades is an easy, colorful knit with simple, easy to follow charting. Simple knit and purl stitches start off the corrugated ribbing into the mountains, then trees, ending with a snowy top for this warm, colorwork beanie.

Sizes include child through adults. Finished sizes allow for the traditional negative ease of hats. The stranded colorwork makes for double the warmth.

Yarn: Six colors of fingering weight wool. Sample uses Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, which can make a multiple of hats when using for colorwork.

Needle Size:
US 2 (2.75 mm) & US 3 (3.25 mm) 16” circular needles (or size to meet gauge)
US 3 (3.25 mm) double point needles (or size to meet gauge)

Gauge: 6.5 sts / inch in colorwork pattern on larger needles

Finished Measurements (with 2” negative ease): 18.5”, 20”, & 21.5”

Fits Approximate Head Size: 20,5”, 22” & 23.5”

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