It's not just about chocolate (even though it's mostly that) and flocked red or pink hearts exchanged by schoolchildren and young couples in love - for me, Valentine's Day is a colourful little day peeping out of the rest of the year when you can make not-quite-random acts of kindness just to say Thanks for being you.
My goal this year was to make little felted wool heart pins for all my friends far and near, but I ended up not having enough time (does this ever happen to you?), so instead I set aside a day last week to make this pattern.
Thank you for being you, and for sharing this blog with me!
The neat thing about a hat like this is that it's reversible, and because it's not just an ordinary rib but a graduated one that gets wider and the narrower again, you do get a different look when you put it on the other way.
Graduated Ribs Hat
Beginner, but worked in the round
Araucania Toconao (100% merino, 139yds/100g) 1skein #401 green blue
1 set 4.5mm/US 8 double pointed needles (dpns) or size to obtain gauge
1 stitch marker
17 sts, 26 rows = 4" in stocking stitch after blocking
Adult Small (Medium, Large) - 16" (17", 18") around, 7" (7.25", 7.5") long - all sizes stretch significantly; size M is pictured on my 21.5" head.
Download .pdf of Graduated Ribs Hat