Atawhai Hat knitting pattern
“Tēnā te mana o Rehua”.
Behold the greatness of Rehua. Māori proverb, quoted by chiefs when making gifts.
Rehua is the god of kindness, a star god linked to the star Antares. He is one of the oldest and ancient Māori deities, who dispersed gloom and sorrow from the minds of men. As a Giver Fibre Muse, Rehua would be one of your Muses. As a soul who knits as a form of selflessness, you know all too well the magical and healing power of giving someone a thoughtful gift. Who do you see this winter season who needs you to disperse gloom and sorrow from their minds? Atawhai (Te Reo Maori for kindness) is a quick colorwork project with a cozy double folded brim that makes for a lovely little gift for a loved one. The sample was knit up in a classic grey + white combo, but the color combo can easily be personalized towards the recipient of the gift (do they have a favorite football team? Or alma mater school colors?). These customizations add in extra thoughtfulness that really makes the recipient feel loved.
A knit hat worked bottom up, and using stranded colorwork technique. The pattern includes tips on working stranded colorwork, charted and written instructions, schematic, and photos of the finished project.