|Marcia Sanders-Guard braves the blustery snow on Mt. Hood|
Inspiration: Mt. Hood is the tallest mountain in Oregon and can be seen from almost any location in Portland. On the southern flank sits Timberline Lodge, built in the 1930’s as part of the WPA.
|Marcia shows off the snowflake crown while warming up inside Timberline Lodge|
The exterior was made famous as the Overlook Hotel, where all work and no play made Jack lose his mind in The Shining. Most people, however, associate the lodge with playing in the snow and drinking hot cocoa by the fire. The Mt. Hood Snow Cap was inspired by this sort of experience. Wear it frolicking outside on a cold day or maybe just inside on a hot cocoa day instead!
|Anatole cuddles up to Marcia|
This advanced-beginner pattern is knit in the round. The mountain flap is knit first, then additional sts are added for the ribbing. The crown shaping mimics a snowflake, with optional bobbles. You’ll need to know how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and follow written instructions.
|Child's Fitted Hat with Bobbles|
Yarn: DK-weight yarn. Samples shown: Madeline Tosh DK [100% Merino superwash wool; 225yd per 100gr ball]; color: Chambray (small fitted hat), Burnished (large slouchy hat) Cove (child fitted hat): 1 skein. Hat uses approx 160, [170, 180] yards.
Gauge: 22 sts/30 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch
Needles: 1 set US #4/3.5mm 16” circular needle and double pointed needles OR size needed to obtain gauge.
|Left: Chambray; Center: Cove; Right: Burnished|
Hat Sizes: Child [Adult Small, Large]
Hat Circumference: 18” [20,” 22”] OR 46 [51, 56] cm
Notions: Tapestry needle. Optional: Contrast yarn or thread for embroidery.
|Simple snowflake embroidered over mountain flap|
This pattern was test knitted by Roxanne Powell and cthulhulovesme. Child hat knitted by Roxanne Powell. Hats modeled by Marcia Sanders-Guard, Gabe Sanders-Guard and Anatole. Photography by Vivian Aubrey and Gabe Sanders-Guard. Many, many thanks!
|Large Adult Slouchy Hat without Bobbles|
This pattern is available for download $4.99
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|Marcia... you cutie!|
Want more? This pattern is part of the Stumptown Knits Collection: a monthly pattern club featuring 6 accessory patterns inspired by the place you live and the place you love. For me, it's Portland, Oregon.
Benefits for joining the club:
- When finished, the club will be compiled into an e-book. The e-book will be included in the cost of the club for those who join.
- Half the cost of buying the individual patterns.
- Individual patterns as well as finished e-book (at the end of the club) can be stored in your Ravelry library.
- Knit-a-longs! This time we will have official knit-a-longs each month with prizes! See my group here for info in January.
- 20% off discount codes to use at Twisted. All of the yarns used in this club are available for purchase there and if you want to match the yarns I’m using, you can!
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|Snowflake crown and bobble detail|
Before you go, I want to remind you that we have knit-a-longs going on Ravelry. Just be sure to stop by the group here. The January prizes included a pouch from Namaste and lip balm from Bar Maids. February prizes will be announced in the Ravelry group!
If you want to knit along with us but can’t finish your project before the end of the month, don’t worry. There will be a prize thread at the end of the club for any finished pieces done after the deadline... still more chances to win something!
Thank you so much for joining me on this tour of the places I love. I hope you are enjoying the patterns, and even perhaps finding your own renewed interest in your places too.