Year of (Bulky) Hats: Upsala by Kate Gagnon Osborn

The latest design in our Year of Bulky Hats is here! Knit this cute hat during the spring or summer months and the delightful color and fun flowers will brighten your days when winter arrives! Upsala is worked in the round from the bottom up. It begins with a twisted knit 1, purl 1 ribbing at the brim, and then a fun dandelion pattern is worked around the body of the hat. Decreases are integrated into the stitch pattern to shape the crown. Specifications YARN Kelbourne Woolens Germantown Bulky (100% N. American Wool; 123 yds/100 gm skein): goldenrod 725, 1 skein. GAUGE 13 sts + 20 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Dandelion pattern on larger ndls, after blocking. NEEDLES 1 – 16” (40 cm) US 8 (5 mm) circular. 1 – 16” (40 cm) US 10 (6 mm) circular. 1 – set US 10 (6 mm) DPNs. Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary. NOTIONS Stitch marker, tapestry needle, Kelbourne Woolens label. SIZE 19.75” (50 cm) circumference, unstretched, 10” (25.5 cm) height. SKILLS Twisted stitches, picking up stitches. We have a new tutorial for you! Visit our tips and tricks here for step-by-step photos on how to work the Dandelion Stitch! Would you like a kit? Ask for one at your favorite LYS or find them here! Images: Linette Messina Kielinski
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