Palatino, the next pattern from Dovestone Hills was a wonderful surprise to me. It was designed as a hat to match the Esquilino cowl. It is knit from side-to-side with the same ribbed cable pattern as the cowl. However as this is a hat I used short rows at the crown to shape it. As with the cowl you begin with a provisional cast-on. The the hat is knit in a series of wedges that use German Short rows to shape the top (these are very easy to work in both knit and purl) until the correct length and it is grafted together at the end.

The surprise came for me at the end; I had finished the wedges and the grafting was done. I was drawing a needle through the edge stitches in the center of the crown when I saw it; the short rows in the cables created a wonderful star flower at the centre of the crown. It’s my favourite part of the hat and it was a complete surprise :-)

If you need help with German short rows or just want to learn more about Short Rows both my craftsy short row class or my upcoming Short Row book would both be useful to you.


5 thoughts on “Palatino

  1. I truly love the Palatino hat pattern as well as the Esquilino cowl. I have looked at the other patterns in the booklet and I am not interested in them, I do not wear sweaters. Would it be possible to purchase the two patterns I am interested in? I am on a fixed income and it would be a waste of money if I didn’t intend to use the other patterns. Your consideration would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

  2. Hi Mary,
    Within 6-12 months the patterns will be available individually. Initially when I’ve had a book printed I sell it as a complete unit only.

  3. Hi Carol – love your work! Is there a release date for the Palatino hat as a single pattern? Would love to have this going into the winter. Thank you so much.

  4. I don’t have a release date for Palatino as a single pattern, If you’re on my mailing list I’ll make sure to send out a message when it happens!

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