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At first glance, the saltwater flats of Badwater Basin (282 feet below sea level) look like miles of flat nothingness. But, venture off the beaten path a while and you’ll find a surreal and almost otherworldly landscape of salt crystals pushing through the crust to form chaotic and beautiful patterns. Knit in the round from the bottom up, this beanie uses single-stitch traveling cables along with strategically placed increases and decreases to recreate the “triple junctions” that naturally occur as the salt crystals expand. The purposeful asymmetry of the formations gives this hat an organic look and feel.

Death Valley Pattern

  • Pattern Details

    • Knitted hat fits average adult size head 19" to 21"
    • One size.
    • Includes stitch chart for design along with written instructions for casting on and finishing only
    • Yarn: worsted weight, approximately 200 yds total
    • Needles: 16" circular needles in U.S. size 6 and 7. Double pointed needles in U.S. size 7.
    • Worked in the round from the bottom up.
    • Other supplies: Stitch markers.  Tapestry needle. Cable needle.

    Yarn used in sample:  Queensland Collection Rustic Tweed (two strands held together).  Or, one strand of any worsted weight yarn for similar guage.  

    Note:  This is a digital download PDF file.  You will receive a link to download your pattern immediately after purchase.

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