Originally designed for Villavyyhti's Great Finnish Yarn Club Autumn 2013.
Ilma is knitted top-down, starting from a very short i-cord, and in the softest, squishiest yarn, Ilmarinen from Knitlob’s Lair.
Stripes in a few directions serve the general good.
The brim has a ribbed lining to keep your head snug and warm.
Ilma can be knitted with the Magic Loop method, but dpns or 2 circulars work equally well.
Ilma hat has a relative, the Ilma mitten. Two skeins, one of each colour, is plenty for the set. I think there's even enough leftover for a headband...
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Sample is shown in Knitlob's Lair Ilmarinen. A suggested substitute is shown below.