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Updated February 2017
I knew as soon as I knit the first Estrelitta Hat sample, I’d want a blanket in the same style.
And so after a bit of a snow detour, here’s the bonus pattern I promised to all the Estrelitta Hat knitters out there (according to Ravelry there are 3,113 of you as of today). The blanket instructions have been added to the hat pattern, so those of you who already have it on Ravelry will get an update notification.
You can see in this photo, that the texture of the Showy Decrease is what makes this pattern difference from other circular blankets you may have seen.
The Blanket Features: The Woven Cast On, Showy Eyelet Ridge pattern, Showy Decrease shaping and the Double Decker Hat Top (used here to close the center). The flat shape really allows the Showy Decreases and Double Decker closure to pop. The blanket has 10 decreases instead of the 8 used in the hat shaping.
The prototype for the blanket was ambitious and turned out a bit larger than I had planned. It had 750 initial working stitches, which meant 1,125 Resilient Cast On stitches. I learned my lesson, and changed the cast on so as not to drive you crazy.
Determined to knit a round or two when possible, I circled the work-in-process blanket around my computer!
Here’s how it turned out. The Knit Picks Chroma Worsted yarn in Lollipop is quite fun, although I think the solid yarn highlights the stitch pattern a little better. My niece, Allison wore it all day.
As always, blocking is essential. It all looks a bit messy until you block it. Then the edges smooth out and the fabric lies flat.
I’m really looking forward to seeing some of your photos.
More Helpful Information
The original hat blog post has a lot of detailed, helpful information. Make sure you check it out. Update: Here is the size, gauge, yardage table from the pattern. As you can see there are a lot of options!