This hat was inspired by the name of the fiber I picked up at a local coop – September Pastures. That name plus the greens, yellows, and purples in the fiber instantly made me think of aster plants and how to represent plants in a stitch pattern. The two different slip stitch patterns show off the colors and textures of handspun yarn and the quilted motif provides a background to the stylized plants. This bucket hat has straight sides and a flat top and it’s tall and fitted to cover your ears in winter.
This hat is knit in the round with a garter stitch brim to keep it cosy around your ears. The slipped stitch patterns look complex but are simple to knit. Just follow the directions as written you’ll have the perfect showcase for your handspun yarn, or any special worsted weight yarn you choose. A tutorial for the asters plant motif can be found here. You can favorite and queue it on Ravelry.
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