Ishtar is a Babylonian goddess, representing the forces of love and war. She is passionate, powerful, fearless, and feared. Carol’s friend Alison, who is both strong and incredibly nurturing, inspired the making and naming of this hat. She also cannot hold on to any cabled hat she’s knit for herself, so clearly she needed a little help from a friend.
The Ishtar Hat is knit from brim to crown in Happy Fuzzy Yarn American Worsted in Neptune. Instructions are given for two sizes, and with and without a fold up brim.
Yarn: American Worsted
Skills: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), cables, knitting in the round, knitting on double pointed needles, reading charts
Price: Buy now for $6.50 at Ravelry.