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  Huaraz Jumpity 2
Nothing makes my kids happier than a new hat. My newest design, Huaraz, is perfect for this crowd. It  has something for everyone and every mood.

  Dance 3
My dancing girls love earflaps and pompoms.

Huaraz Shelter 2
The Lad finds shorter earflaps and no pompoms a bit more reserved and perfect for bitter NYC winds.

Huaraz No-Flaps
The no earflap version works nicely for a dressier look and a more contemplative mood.

Huraz Four
Instructions are given for all four versions - pompoms are optional and may be added to the crown, to the earflaps or both.

Do You Believe in Pom Poms

If you opt for no pompom on the top, the cable pattern makes a pretty crown.

  From the Top

Huaraz is worked from the top down making it easy to customize the depth of the crown. Worked at the gauge given it will fit anywhere from 20-23.5" head. Small adjustments to the gauge will make the hat larger or smaller. Of the four versions that I made the white hat in Malabrigo Twist is the largest and will fit a very large head. The grey hat worked in Yarn Candy Sweet Fiber Cashmerino Worsted is the smallest and would fit an older child or small adult. The red hat (Brooklyn Tweed Shelter) and teal hat (Patons Classic Wool) are worked at the gauge and size indicated in the pattern.

Version Two

Instructions for the cable pattern are given in both written and charted form.

As always a huge thank you to my test knitters - Kim, Liz, Regina, Karen, Rebecca & Laurynn.

A very special thank you to the Lad's friend D for not complaining when she walked into the house and minutes later found herself in front of the camera, jumping and dancing at my command.

Same But Different

Huaraz (Raverly Link)

Sizes: One size
Measurements:  19” circumference at brim, will fit up to 23.5” head
Yarn: White Hat (long rounded earflaps): Malabrigo Twist, 100% Merino, 150 yards per 100 g skein, color: #63 Natural, 2 skeins
Teal Hat (long pointed earflaps): Patons Classic Wool, 100% Pure New Wool, 223 yds per 100 g skein, color: Jade Heather, 1 skein
Red Hat (short rounded earflaps): Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, 100% Targee-Columbia Wool, 140 yards per 50 g skein, color: Long Johns, 1 skein
Grey Hat (no earflaps): Yarn Candy Sweet Fiber Cashmerino Worsted, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 200 yards per 115 g skein, color: Paper Birch, 1 skein
**Yarn amounts will vary depending on how many pompoms you choose to add, try making them in a contrasting color
Gauge: 21 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10cm on larger needles. in cable pattern, blocked
Needles: 1 set of 5 US 9/5.5mm DPN’s or size to obtain gauge
Other Materials: cable needle (CN), tapestry needle, US size E/3.5mm crochet hook, optional pompom maker

Price: $6.00 US


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Love this! What a fantastic hat! I need to pick up some Malabrigo Twist and give it a go.

This is great. I'm not a hat person, but I'd love to make this one!


Well, I figure it's better for D to know what she's getting into if she's going to hang out with the Lad a lot! There is a lot of dancing and handknits and pictures at Chez TTL.

They are wonderful! I just finished my first Thorpe and cast on my second this morning. You have a way with patterns, Kirsten! I'll have to add this to my queue.

I love the no-earflap version. i think it's the pom-pom on the crown that does it for me :)

Love that hats! And the jumping and dancing children.

And thanks for explaining where the fourth child came from. I was very confused for a minute there. ;^)

I love the many different version. I can't decide which one is my fave. I think they are all winners.

Your kids and their friends are the best!

Such versatility! I'm continually impressed with your ability to create brand new patterns that seem like timeworn classics:)

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