What do you see? What do you know? One sign, what do I do?
Just follow your lifeline through
What if it hurts? What then? What do we do? What do you say?
Don’t throw your lifelines away
(Magne Furuholmen, Lifelines)
Many thanks to my tech editor Michelle Hazell and my test knitters pjkaylor and iowaknitter. Any remaining mistakes are mine.
Lifelines Hat features a pretty cable on a purl background that reminded me of a lifeline. It is easy to work, you’ll know the pattern by heart in no time and even if you have to put your work down frequently because life has other plans than you knitting comfortably, you will always see where you left off. Still there is always something going on with the pattern to keep you engaged. Best of all worlds, isn’t it?
Lifeline Hat comes in 4 sizes from toddler to adult. It is worked from the bottom up in rounds.
I have designed this hat because it looks great in the super pretty, crazy colorful yarns that are so hard to find patterns for when miles and miles of stockinette just drive you crazy.
• Malabrigo Worsted (192 m (210 yd) / 100 g (3.5 oz), 100 % merino wool), x skein in #157 Amoroso
• or aran weight yarn of your choice
• Knitting needles for your favorite method for knitting in the round that give YOU the required gauge; a good starting point for swatching for a knitter with average tension is 4 - 5 mm (US 6 - 8)
• Knitting needles for your favorite method of knitting in the round one or two sizes smaller than above for ribbing
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
• Working in the round
• Simple decreases
Gauge: 20 sts and 27 rnds = 10 cm (4”) in pattern after blocking, unstretched
Size (finished hat circumference)
48 (52, 56, 60) cm / 19 (20.5, 22, 23.5) inches
To be worn with 0-5 cm (0-2”) negative ease