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Thistles have a reputation for being prickly, tough and aggressive, yet their beauty is undeniable. I love that though Thistle may present herself as determined to take over a field and poke anyone who dares to challenge her, she holds within her the power to heal, to regenerate. I write this as the mother of three teens, and Thistle reminds me that even prickly people carry healing seeds within.


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The Deets:

Craft: Knitting

Suggested yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Chunky, Brooklyn Tweed Quarry

Some Notes on Yarn: The samples were knit using 1/2 skein each of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry. Other yarns used in the test knit include Malabrigo Chunky, Lion Brand Color Made Easy, Red Heart Hygge, and The Fiber Co. Tundra. All required just under 100 yards.

Yarn weight: Bulky (7 wpi) ?

Gauge: 14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette knit flat

Needle size: US 9 - 5.5 mm, US 10 - 6.0 mm

Yardage: 95 - 100 yards (87 - 91 m)

Sizes available: One Size. The hat fits a head 20-22 inches but the size can be adapted to fit a child or an adult. Adaptaton instructions are included in the pattern. 

Notions: stitch marker for beginning of round, optional stitch markers for each pattern repeat, darning needle to sew in ends, optional pom pom (I got mine from Honey Stitch Co, and love it or if you have yarn left you could make one to match!)

Thistle Seed Beanie

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