What’s good for your heart on a cold day? Knowing someone loves you enough to make you a hat! Deir Hart (dear heart) is heavyweight, fuzzy, soft and fast to knit.
Deir Hart is available in three sizes, and stretches to fit preschoolers to men’s XL. Knit in the round on size 11 (8mm) needles at 2.5 stitches per inch, it uses only 75–125 yards/69–115 meters of super bulky yarn or any combination of yarn weights knit together to get gauge.
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Note: Super bulky yarns or doubled yarns (holding 2 strands together) vary greatly in terms of gauge. This is ideal for an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter; to knit Deir Hart, you’ll need to knit in the round, purl, k2tog or p2tog, and do a three-needle bind-off.
Size & Finished Measurements:
Child/Women’s Small (Women’s Medium/Men’s Small, Men’s Large/XL)
Circumference measures approximately 18”/45.5cm (20”/51cm, 22”/56cm)
Note Regarding Fit & Measurements:
• This hat stretches, so if in doubt regarding fit, knit a smaller size. For instance, if your head measures 22”/56cm, knit the 20”/51cm size.Yarn Amount:
Approximately 75 (100, 125) yards/69 (92, 115) meters of super bulky yarn that knits to gauge. For a hat with a longer brim, you’ll need more yarn.
Approximately 150 (200, 250) yards/138 (184, 230) meters of worsted weight yarn that knits to gauge with 2 strands held together.
For Women’s Medium/Men’s Small hat:
Uses one strand each, knit together, of:
1 skein Alafoss Léttlopi, 100% Icelandic wool, 109 yards (100m)/1.75 oz (50g) per skein, color Violet Heather, #1414
2 skeins Estelle Yarns Alpaca 33, 100% Superfine Alpaca, 36 yards (33m)/3.5oz (100g) per skein, color #406
Note: Estelle Yarns Alpaca 33 is discontinued, but any alpaca super bulky yarn is a good substitute. Plymouth Yarns Baby Alpaca Grande might be a good fit.
Size 11 (8mm) double pointed needles
Size 11 (8 mm) 16”/40cm circular needle (optional)
or appropriate size to get pattern gauge
Note: You can work the hat entirely on dpns if you do not have a 16” circular needle.
Tape measure or ruler
Tapestry needle with large eye