Tuesday, July 01, 2008
4th of July
In our huge extended family, the 4th of July is the best holiday ever. We load up the lobster boats with kids and dogs and food and head out to a nearby island for a lobster bake. Though it can be blistering hot during the day, it is always cold heading home across the bay. I made this hat up years ago, and one year made 9 during the day....slightly obsessed.
Let it be said I have no wits for commerce...I just give things away. My most miserable times as a Girl Scout were the Cookie Drives... So here you have it, the 4th of July Hat all mixed up in this post I'm afraid.
4th of July Hat
©Mary Jane Mucklestone 2008
Finished Size 20”
Yarn Bartlettyarns (www.bartlettyarns.com)(100% Maine Wool; 210 yd / 4 oz [m/g]):#F-35-S Garnet Heather, (red), #F-20-S Natural, (white), #F-6-S Denim,(blue), 1 skein each.
Needles ribbing size 7 (4.5 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 16” circular (cir). Size 8 (5 mm) set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions marker, tapestry needle.
Gauge 16 sts and 26=4”
With blue and smaller cir needle, CO 72 sts. Place Marker (pm) and join for working the round. *K1,p1; rep from* around. Repeat last rnd 4 times. Rnd 6 (increase rnd): *k6 inc 1, repeat from * around (84 sts). Rnd 7-11: change to larger needle, with red k . Rnd 12-16: with white k. Rnd 17-21: with red k. Rnd 22-26: with white k. Rnd 27-29: with red k. Rnd 30: (decrease rnd): *k7 k2tog; rep from * end k3 (75 sts). Rnd 31: k. Rnd 32: with blue k. Shape Crown: with blue follow chart, changing to dpn when necessary. Finishing: Break off yarn and with tapestry needle draw through remaining 5 sts. Weave in ends. Wear with joy!
Old School 4th of July, Sophie and Siama, with wild strawberries.