Baltic Amber Hat by Donna Druchunas

Baltic Amber Hat

March 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
20" (51cm) circumference
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This hat reminds me of the amber jewelry on sale in almost every shop in the tourist district of Vilnius, Lithuania. It is oh so hard to walk down the street and not buy amber jewelry at every turn! The hat is made with a traditional Lithuanian colorwork motif and colors that remind me not only of the amber stones, but also of the snowy streets and the bark of oaks exposed when their leaves have fallen in the chilly winter months. Days are short and cold in Lithuanian winters, and this is a perfect hat to bring a bit of brightness and warmth to a walk on a winter afternoon.