Wawona HatLast summer TNNA, I picked up some Crater Lake bulky yarn from Heather of Stitch Sprouts, in a gorgeous colorway called Wizard Island.  I turned it into the Wawona Hat.

It features a modification of an Annie Maloney stitch pattern from her stitch dictionary Lovely Stitches Vol. 3.

I rarely work in bulky yarns — this is actually my first design with a bulky yarn.  I loved how fast it worked up, and how the weight of the yarn gave heft to the 1/1 cable crosses.

I’ve had requests for a matching cowl, so be on the lookout for that as a future design!

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Here’s the pattern info!

The Wawona Hat, worked in bulky yarn, features a lovely 1/1 cable pattern. Work it with or without the pom pom.

The airy Victorian-era design of the Wawona Hotel, located near the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite park, contrasts sharply with the grander, grounded-in-the-elements Ahwanhee Hotel.

S/M (M/L), to fit 20-22 (22-24) in / 51-56 (56-61) cm head circumference

Finished Measurements
Circumference 20 (24) in / 51 (61) cm
Height including brim unfolded 9¾ (10¾) in / 24.5 (27) cm

Stitch Sprouts Crater Lake, 100% Superwash Merino (110 yds / 101 m per 3.53oz / 100 g), 2 skeins 141 (193) yds / 129 (176) m. Shown in Wizard Island.

US7 / 4.5mm needles or size to obtain gauge
US 6/ 4mm needles or one size smaller than used to obtain gauge

18 sts and 28 rounds = 4 in / 10 cm in cabled pattern

yarn needle
(1) stitch marker

stitch pattern is both charted and written