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The Lyra Hat

I’ve knitted several of these hats, inspired by The Golden Compass, from infant-size to adult. They’re simple, whimsical and warm. I made this one with the handiest yarn, which turned out to be nearly the same color as the last hat I made. Fortunately, the color suits my slightly red-headed daughter well.

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  1. December 13, 2014    

    That’s adorable. I never learned to knit beyond casting on and the basic knit/purl stitches, and I don’t know how to follow a knitting pattern, but I do crochet. I was trying to see how the hat was structured — is it a rectangle, stitched together? Have you seen any similar ones that were crocheted?

    • December 13, 2014    

      I mostly crochet as well, which is why I love this hat– it’s so simple! Yes, it is a rectangle, then you knit halfway back on the long end, fold it in half and knit the two sides together. Easy-peasy!

      • December 13, 2014    

        Thanks! I might just try that!

  2. December 13, 2014    

    So sweet. You can really see the red hear peaking out in that last picture.

    • December 13, 2014    

      We were shocked to see her hair becoming strawberry blonde, but apparently I have red hair in my family (according to my dad.) It definitely suits her personality. 🙂


I'm Kelly. Writer, crafter, forager, country winemaker, cook. Mama of an awesome toddler and married to my best friend. We recently returned to the Pacific Northwest, where we're setting out to grow, make, and learn as much as we can as the future unfolds.

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