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Your favorite mandala pattern can be turned into a terrific hat!
I’m sure that you’ve noticed that mandala patterns have been growing in numbers on the internet by leaps and bounds.
With so many of them, I decided to sit down and create my own because they looked so fun.
It took me several days, but I finally came up with this one, which I absolutely love.
I used size 5 mercerized cotton because I have it handy on cones in lots of different colors. I’m still not finished with it. I had to stop so that I could figure out how I wanted to do the remaining rounds. I hope to continue working on it again soon. Until then, the doily itself up to this point is a written pattern and you can find it on my website below.
After I wrote the pattern for the doily, I had many requests from people about whether the pattern would work for an afghan. Although I haven’t had a chance to test it completely, I could tell with just a few rounds, that there would need to be alterations to the pattern due to the bulky weight of it. While I was testing it out with a larger-than-thread yarn, I discovered that my mandala could be turned into this fabulous hat!
I’m not really a hat person. I don’t wear hats very often. Even when I lived in Chicago for nearly 20 years, hats were not my thing. I have to admit, though, I am impatiently awaiting some cold weather just so I can wear this Mandala Hat! It’s made in a lightweight fingering yarn, so I don’t think I’ll have to wait much longer.
You can pick up your free pattern for the Mandala Hat from CrochetKim HERE.