Knitting, SweetGeorgia

Aare by Madeleine Windsor

Modeled by the delightful and charming Yammie, a kits production and studio assistant, Aare is a beautifully simple, yet utterly textural hat pattern from Madeleine Windsor and is found in our Holidays with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 3 collection.

Beautiful and cozy, with a gorgeous panel of stitches reminiscent of Columbine buds, Aare is lovely enough to keep or gift. The patterning is just enough without being overwhelming, while the Italian Cast On and twisted-rib brim give a thoroughly polished look.

The hat uses a few unique techniques, which Madeleine lovingly walks us through in the pattern. The brim is worked in 1×1 twisted rib, in the pattern only the knit stitches are worked through the back loops, but you can also work the purl stitches through the back loop if preferred. Once the brim is complete the main part of the hat is set up, and markers placed either side of the feature stitch panel. The final hat is a stretchy beanie-style intended to be worn with 3-4″ / 7-10 cm negative ease. The three sizes given correspond to child/teen (adult medium, adult large).


Circumference: 16½ (18, 21)” / 42 (45.5, 53.5) cm
Height: 7¼ (8, 9¼)” / 18.5 (20.5, 23.5) cm
Intended to be worn with 3-4″ / 7-10 cm negative ease

1 skein Sweet Georgia Mohair Silk DK in Molasses (218 yd/ 200 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 90% Superwash Merino, 5% Super Kid Mohair, 5% Silk)

Size 2.5 US / 3 mm needles; 16″ / 40 cm circular and/or double-pointed needles, or minimum 32″ / 80 cm circular needle for magic loop.
Due to some of the stitches worked, you may want a pointier, lace-tip needle.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
3 stitch markers

24 sts and 36 rounds = 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking.

You can find Aare from our Holidays with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 3 collection as both an individual pattern (website and Ravelry) or within the eBook (website and Ravelry). Visit Madeleine’s site for more info on her beautiful work:

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About Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick is a knitwear designer and writer raising a family just outside the Great Smoky Mountains in Eastern Tennessee. As the Design Director for SweetGeorgia Yarns, her days (and heart) are filled to the brim with knitting, art, writing, editing, planning, and finding ways to put it all together. In the midst of that fibre-filled life, you'll find her living simply in the sweet spot where creativity, discovery, parenthood, and life intertwine.

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