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About the Pattern
Coffa is a Welsh word meaning commemoration, a reminder that the ones we love never really leave us.
Every time you put on their favorite sweater or hear their go-to karaoke song, your loved one lives on. For crafters, holding on to these fond memories might include finishing your grandma’s quilt or using up your friend’s yarn stash in a blanket. For me, creating this stitch pattern was a way to bring a bit of comfort to a friend who lost her niece to cancer.
Shortly before she passed, Melissa had just learned to knit and was ready to take on a larger project. She bought some nice yarn with a plan to knit a hat and scarf.
Sadly, she was unable to start the project, and her aunt didn’t want the yarn to go to waste. The collection of Coffa patterns is a tribute to Melissa and the creativity she wanted to share with the world.
The combination of 1x1 twisted rib and the flowing diamond cable pattern make a warm fabric while still allowing the hat to stretch. It may seem daunting to twist every stitch, but you’ll find that working through the back loop becomes rhythmic and meditative. While you may have lost a loved one, knitting this hat will be a reminder that your lives are forever entwined.
You will need approximately 144 (180, 216) yds 132 (165, 198) m,
40 (50, 60) g of a DK weight yarn.
The sample was knit in size M with:
Less Traveled Yarn Arcadia DK Definition Collection, 180 yds (165 m) / 50 g in the colorway Merlot.
US 6 (4 mm) needles for knitting in the round.
28 sts x 29 rounds = 4 in (10 cm) in twisted 1x1 rib stitch.
Written for adult sizes S (M, L) with 3 in (7.5 cm) of negative ease. Finished circumferences are 14 (17, 20) in 36 (43, 51) cm with a height of 9.5 in (24 cm).
To find your size, measure your head just above the ears and subtract 3 in (7.5 cm) from that number. Pick the size closest to that number. If you are midway between sizes, choose the smaller of the two; the hat is very stretchy due to the ribbing.
Stitch markers for BOR and between repeats
Knitting cables without a cable needle
All of my patterns are professionally tech edited and test knit in order to give you the best knitting experience possible. If you feel like there is a mistake in the pattern or you have questions feel free to contact me.