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When I think of the word winter, the Māori New Year Matariki immediately comes to mind. Winter in the Southern Hemisphere runs during the Northern’s Summer months - June to August. Matariki refers to the cluster of stars (The Pleiades) that become visible during this time of year, heralding the New Year and giving a prediction of what the next 12 months will bring in terms of crops, weather and growth.
My contribution to the Winter Knits collection references back to this winter celebration - people gather together for feasts, songs and making their wishes and goals. The Whetū Hat (whetū meaning star) features a lace star stitch motif in a fuzzy mohair yarn, on a backdrop of the night sky, twinkling with stars (the wool and mohair held together).
The combination of the wool and mohair makes for a truly warm and cozy winter hat and even in the lace sections with the mohair held double is enough to keep the chill out!
Farmers Daughters Fibers Pishkun DK (100 % Wool - Rambouillet; 100 g ; 255 yds./233 m). 1 skein in I’ve Got Dreams to Remember
Ito Yarn Sensai (60% Mohair, 40% Silk; 20 g; 262 yds/240 m.). 3 balls in 339 Lilac.
Rambouillet and 1 strand of Mohair is held together for the body.
2 strands of Mohair is held double for the lace sections.
US size 6 (4mm) and US size 7 (4.5mm), 24” (60cm) circular needle.
21 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm in St. st.
Circumference around neck: 18 in./45 cm Length: 16in./40.5 cm