When our house was built, in the 1840's, these northern Illinois woods were still inhabited by peaceable native families - hunters and gatherers mainly, and if one (me!) is particularly lucky, their arrowheads may yet (just this past summer) be found along the banks of our beautiful Kinnikinnick creek..

This hat is the second in a collection of Kinnikinnick-inspired knitted accessories ...

a cute and stylish beanie with a simple geometrical stranded pattern ...

... a wide contrasting-color hem

... topped off with charming corkscrews and tassels

Finished Size: 22" band circumference, 24" hat circumference, 11" depth.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply: Nirvana (merino cashmere), Eden (merino), Brigadoon (merino tweed) or Angelic (merino angora): 1 50-gm skein each for main and contrasting colors.

Needles: Circular or double-pointed US Size 3 (3.25 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm), notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker

Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rows = 4" in St st using smaller needles.

Skills used: Increases, decreases, chart reading;
for trim: tassels, crochet chain, slip stitch, single crochet.

A scarf (in one color with contrasting trim) and fingerless gloves complete the collection.

Knit Kinnikinnick hat