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After it rains two inches, wait two weeks and mushrooms will be popping up everywhere in the woods. While it’s raining, you might as well knit a cozy hat for your favourite mycologist’s next venture out. Amanitas are one of the most common and visually striking mushrooms we see here on the west coast of Vancouver Island – but don’t eat ‘em!

The finished hat is 19½ (21½)”/ 49.5 (54.5)cm around at brim and 10 (11)”/ 25.5 (28)cm deep. To fit with approximately 2”/5cm negative ease. 


Sweet Paprika Filigree, 1-ply sport weight yarn, 100% Canadian wool, 430y/ 393m; 110g/ 4 oz. 

·       MC, Sugar Maple = 129 (156)y/ 118 (143)m

·       C1, Heather = 152 (184)y/ 139 (168)m


US 3 (3.25mm) 16”/ 40cm circular and double pointed needles or needle size necessary to obtain gauge; US 2 (2.75mm) 16”/40cm circular needles,or 2 sizes smaller than gauge needle; stitch marker; tapestry needle.


26 sts/27 rnds over 4”/10cm in stranded stockinette in the round, blocked.


C1 – Contrast Colour

– Knit

K2tog – Knit 2 together (right leaning single decrease)

M – Make one st by backwards loop increase

MC – Main Colour

P – Purl

Rep – Repeat

Rnd(s) – Round(s)

St(s) – Stitch(es)

SSK – Slip, slip, knit (left leaning single decrease) 

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