Ever become obsessed with a fabric you’ve created with your yarn and needles and want to use it with absolutely everything? That’s the rabbit hole I fell down while participating in another round of the Artesanitarium Design Challenge. For this round of the challenge, our prompt was to combine two design features - After a vote with the rhyFlower test team, we decided to go forth with texture and colorwork. This was going to be a challenge for me indeed! Colorwork is not one of my stronger skills, but I agreed to go with whatever the team had chosen, so the ball was in their court! - I fell so in love with the colors and textures of Hip to be Square that I couldn’t stop knitting it and went from a cowl design to adding in a hat and mittens too.
Worked in the round, Hip to be Square contains written directions and charts. Curt is seen here wearing the medium size and has a 22” (56 cm) circumference head.
Hip to be Square is written to be worked on circular needles. When the crown becomes too small to continue, you’ll switch to the magic loop method. However, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles throughout instead.
Skill Level Easy
Materials List • US2 (2.75 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge • Four US2 (2.75 mm) double pointed needles (DPNs), or size required to obtain gauge (These are optional if you prefer not to work the crown with magic loop.) • Tapestry needle • Stitch marker • Pompom (Optional) • Color A: 214 yds (196 m) fingering weight • Color B: 9 yds (8.2 m) fingering weight • Color C: 9 yds (8.2 m) fingering weight • Color D: 9 yds (8.2 m) fingering weight • Color E: 9 yds (8.2 m) fingering weight • Color F: 9 yds (8.2 m) fingering weight
Suggested Yarn Log House Cottage – Squishy Sock 8-ply 80% Merino 20% Nylon 420 yds/115 g Color A: Before Midnight – Full Spectrum Color B, C, D, E, & F: Mini skeins from 2017 Log House Cottage Advent Calendar
Gauge 30 Stitches by 36 rows worked in the round in stockinette stitch = 4” (10 cm) on US2 (2.75 mm) needles, before blocking.
Size information 20” (51 cm) circumference, 9” (23 cm) deep. An ideal size for 20-22” (52-56 cm) circumference heads.