Olá! For this week's throwback we are going to talk about the Saudades Hat. Saudade is a Portuguese word that has no known translation to any other language. It is used to describe a mix of happy and sad feelings of melancholy and nostalgia when one is longing for someone or something they love.
One can feel ‘saudades’ for loved ones that went away, for places they have been to or even for experiences and times that have passed - such as Grandma’s Sunday lunch or when the kids were little and liked to play ball on the front yard. Saudades is the sadness that comes from knowing that that moment or person is gone and is also the happiness to have lived and experienced it, and now have beautiful memories of it. It is also referred to as “the love that remains”.
Saudades is an engaging cabled and ribbed hat pattern, that surely will make you not want to put your needles down. It is worked in the round, from brim to crown, and grows very fast, making it a perfect option for gift knitting.
NEEDLES 3.5 mm/US 4 and 4 mm/US 6 circular needles with 40 cm/16” cable length and double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
NOTIONS & TOOLS blocking tools of your preference, cable needle, pom-pom maker (optional), scissors, 3 stitch markers (one in contrast colour for BOR), tapestry needle
GAUGE 28 sts x 38 rows in 10 cm/4” in waffle rib pattern unstretched using larger needles. Changes in gauge will affect your yardage requirements and your final measurements.
YARDAGE Approximately 175 (200, 230) m 190 (215, 250) yd of fingering weight yarn.
Sample features Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Hand Paint 80% superwash wool, 20% nylon in colorway Confetti Speckled
SIZE Adult S (M, L) to fit head with 51 (55, 59) cm ~20 (21.5, 23)" circumference
I hope you like it!