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Variations a la Russe

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Variations a la Russe

We're so happy to share our latest Holiday Panic Project with you!  It's a pattern with two variations that I'm calling Variations a la Russe.  It is based on those gorgeous hats that we've all seen posted on Pinterest, but sadly, with instructions in Russian.  I did a bit of backwards engineering, and came up with a basic pattern that you can either knit as is, or substitute any eight-stitch cable for the two that are included.  

Both hats call for two strands of fingering weight yarn held together.  One version uses one skein each of two different colored yarns to create a faux gradient look.  It's a great pattern to use for those odd bits of left-over fingering weight yarn.  The other hat uses all of one skein of a fingering weight yarn.  This one works well for those one skeins of a stunning color that we all tend to pick up at festivals with no project in mind.  

The pattern is available on Ravelry.