It’s a beautiful hat but not really my style so I am giving it away. If you want the hat, comment on the blog post, and tell me why you should have it, before november 11, 2012.
The pattern is SILO-PIPO by Kauhavan Kangas-Aitta Oy, Laura Tuulia Rissanen/Jaana Huhtanen design, I used 0.9 skeins of Schachenmayr nomotta Alpaka premium (very soft) in forest green and knitted it on 4.0 mm needles. It is extremely stretchy and fit heads up to 60 cm (24″) (I have 56 cm (22″) if you want to compare with the picture).
English translation of the pattern:
Origenal pattern link in Finnish.
Desigend by: Kauhavan Kangas-Aitta Oy
Fits head sized: 50–54 cm (19.5 – 21.5 “)
Gauge: 26 stitches and 29 rows / 10cm (4″)
Yarn: 100 m (109 yards) of aran weight, 1 skain Lankatavaratalo Kauhavan Kangas-Aitta Oy Silo (100m/50g)
Needles: 3.5-4 mm (US 4-6) 40 cm Circular needle and dubbel pointed needles.
Cast on 90 Stitches on 40 cm circular , place a marker to mark the beginning of the round. Join in the round k 1/1 ribbing (k1, p1, k1, p1..) for 8 rows.
Work rows 1-5, 7 times total from the chart. Then work rows 6- 20, once. Cut the yarn and pull through all the stitches and secure all loose ends.