Ishtar Hat

designed by Carol Ullmann

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

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Swirly Curly Beret

designed by Riin Gill

This is an octagonal beret, knit from the center out, using the magic loop technique. The first few rounds are tricky since there aren’t very many stitches yet, but it quickly gets easier. Once there are enough stitches, you can work on a smaller circular needle or double pointed needles if you wish. The increases form a pleasing set of swirls, ideal for showing off a multi-color yarn. The brim has a rolled edge, to add a curl to your swirl!

The rolled brim is fairly stretchy. If you’re between sizes, go down a size.

Instructions are included for 7 sizes, ranging from Preemie to Adult Large.

 

Yarn: Dk Merino

Skills: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), i-cord, knitting in the round, knitting on double pointed needles, magic loop

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Burwick Tam

designed by Diane Zangl

Burwick Tam by Diane Zangl for Happy Fuzzy Yarn

Burwick is a small village and harbor in South Ronaldsay, the southernmost of the Orkney Islands, just off the northern tip of mainland Scotland. It’s also the name of this tam. The lower band of “bars” represent piers in the harbor. The motifs that follow represent the heather that grows near there, first at mid-range, and then in a close up view.

Fits most adults. Shown in Margaret and Macaw.

Yarn: Merino Mono

Skills: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), knitting in the round, knitting on double pointed needles, reading charts

Price: Buy now for $6.50 at Ravelry.

Modulation

designed by Riin Gill

This pattern features modular knitting, both squares and triangles. A folded up brim keeps your ears extra warm. Instructions are for 6 sizes, from baby through large adult. I knit the adult medium and used about 270 yards.

Yarn: Superwash Sport

Skills: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), knitting in the round

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Origami Hat

designed by Riin Gill

This is a super easy hat, knit entirely in the round with no increasing or decreasing.

Instructions are given to help you make the hat to fit you based on your measurements and gauge. A reference chart is included so you can make the hat for someone you can’t measure, either because they’re not nearby or you want to surprise them (stealth knitting!) I include the actual numbers I used to make my adult medium hat.

Yarn: American Worsted

Skills: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), knitting in the round

Price: Buy now for $6.50 at Ravelry.