Borlänge is a fitted beanie knitted with three sea-inspired shades of Rowan Felted Tweed DK and embellished with a pom pom and an anchor motif.
Borlänge was inspired by Joey’s travels through Sweden and Norway. During his time there, he was struck by the prevalence of anchors in Scandinavian culture. The anchor is a strong symbol of hope, stability, and steadfastness, and it was in Borlänge, Sweden where he played the Peace & Love Music Festival that he got a tattoo of an anchor to memorialize his travels and to celebrate the stable and anchored feeling that our love gives him when we are apart. I knitted my love into this hat, with an anchor of my own to keep us connected when he is away.
Three shades of DK or sport weight yarn (Rowan Felted Tweed DK suggested; 191 yards of Clay, 50 yards of Camel, and 2 yards of Seasalter)
1 set of US 4 (3.5 mm) 40″ circular needles for magic loop method
1 set of US 5 (3.75 mm) double pointed needles or
1 set of US 5 (3.75 mm) 40″ circular needles for magic loop method
6 stitch markers
One Size; to comfortably fit an adult head of 19-23 inch circumference. Finished hat has a circumference of 19 inches and a depth of 8.75 inches
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