Hot Head by Alex Zorn

Hot Head

September 2004
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in k2, p2 rib, slightly stretched
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
125 yards (114 m)
Small (20"), Medium (21"), Large (22")
low vision format available
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Pattern description from Stitch ‘n Bitch: “This hat is a must-have in any knitter’s repertoire because what’s better than kicking out a warm, snuggly hat in just two hours? The pattern is especially useful if you’re an advanced beginner - ready to branch out beyond the rectangle but still a bit intimidated by a circular project. The theme of ‘fire’ came out of my experimentation with crazy red hair. as my hair dye (Manic Panic) gradually washed out, it follows what I affectionately call the ‘Photoshop flame gradient’ - an ever-changing variation of reds, oranges, and yellows. In homage to my crazy hair, I came up with Hot Head - fun, simple stripes in a fiery sequence.”


  • Small (Medium, Large)
  • Finished circumference: 20 (21, 22)“

Skills: Cast on, knit, purl, change color, decrease, bind off, sew seam


  • Brown Sheep Company Lamb’s Pride Bulky (85% wool/15% mohair; 4oz/125yds)
  • A: 1 skein #M05 Onyx
  • B: 1 skein #M110 Orange You Glad
  • C: 1 skein #M155 Lemon Drop
  • D: 1 skein #M180 Ruby Red
  • US 10½ (6.5mm) knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

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Low Vision: This book is available from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled in a digital audio format.