My Rose Red
by Christi Wasson
This hat was literally created the last day of my summer break, in a desperate attempt to squeeze just a little more fair isle into my life. I named it after one of my favorite Stephen King movies, “Rose Red”, because the bold pattern, the strong lines, thorns and softly rounded flower pattern made me think of the stained glass window in the haunted house.
One Size, will fit most adult heads
Approx. 21.5 inches around
[MC] Patons Classic Wool [100% wool; 223 yd/205 m per 100g skein]; color: Natural Mix; 1 skeins
[CC] Lion Brand Wool Ease [80% acrylic, 20% wool; 197 yd/180 m per 85g skein]; color: Cranberry; 1 skeins
A NOTE ABOUT THE YARN USED: when I knit, both of the used yarns have the same gauge so you can use either one, the other, or (like I did) both.
1 set(s) US #6/4mm double-point needles
16 inch length-inch US #6/4mm circular needle
22 sts/32 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch
Charts are at the bottom of this pattern.
2×2 ribbing= K2, P2 to end of round
With MC, CO 120 stitches. Place marker and join to work in the round.
Work 2 x 2 ribbing for five rounds.
Work Chart A once.
Work Chart A again to row 6.
Work Chart B (decrease chart).
Draw yarn through remaining stitches. Pull tight and secure.
Weave in and secure all ends. Block if desired.