Kiuru Hat Test Knit

Many of you have probably seen the cable-covered Kiuru pullover pattern in Laine Magazine: Issue 3. A few of you may know that I started knitting that design back in January, but as warm weather approached I hibernated it away until the arrival of cooler days. Much like sweater projects, some reptiles, amphibians and fish are known to hibernate during periods of extreme heat and/or drought–a state that is actually called estivation. So currently my Kiuru pullover is, in fact, estivating.

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Naturally, when I happened across a post by Sari Nordlund asking for test knitters of her new spring design, the Kiuru hat, I instinctively hopped on board. I love the cables on my Kiuru sweater (see the WIP shot below) and already had the charts memorized, so I knew the hat would be a beautiful cinch. For my Kiuru I used the same yarn Sari used for the pattern: Rosy Green Wool Heb Merino Fine. My colorway is a brilliant blue called “Loch Langavat,” quite different from the magenta/maroon color of my pullover.

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The Kiuru hat fits like a dream and is almost as fun to knit as it is to wear. Happy spring, knitters!

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The Kiuru hat pattern can be purchased on Ravelry here.

To view my Kiuru hat project page on Ravelry click here.

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