“Children under the Cabbage” Hat

Cabbage Hat 2Welcome to AlpiKnit project n.2! We had planned to post earlier this month the pattern of four hats we created in December but work and family commitments meant we simply did not have the time… Hence, here is just one hat, together with the promise that more patterns will follow soon.

The hat is specifically designed to look like the variety of cabbage known as the Roman Cabbage, which is undoubtedly one of nature’s wonders. We like everything about this vegetable: its intense chlorophyll green spiralling motives are a visual resource for calming nerves, its flavour is more delicate than the flavour of cauliflowers or other kinds of cabbages, plus it is very easy to cook. We am so fixated with this cabbage  that we had to reproduce it with yarn and needles and here is the result, on top of one of our AlpiKnitter’s 8-year-old nephew Lorenz’s head. He enjoyed the photo shoot, he has worn the hat since and he ate all the cabbage too!

Pattern information (click here to open a pdf file) 

20121230_155243_1Gauge: 11 sts and  16 rows to measure 10x10cm [4×4 inches] over stocking st. using size 8 mm [US 11] needles

The pattern requires approximately 30gr/30 m [1.05 oz/33 yd] of Bulky weight bottle green yarn and approx. 50gr/50m [1.70 oz/55 yd] of Bulky weight light green yarn.

It is worked in the round using Magic Loop method and it is knit from bottom up and inside out. Bottle green hem is worked in rib 1×1 and light green pointy body is worked in Raspberry (otherwise called Blueberry) stitch over a multiple of 4 stitches and across 4 rounds.

Cabbage

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