10% of sales will be donated to the Indigenous Environmental Network
Each kit includes:
- 1 digital copy of Leila Raven's Mauna Hat pattern
- 2 skeins of Harrisville Designs Flyweel, one in each color
- 100% pure virgin wool
- 170 yards, 50 grams (sport weight)
- locally spun here in New England!
Hat photos courtesy of Leila Raven.
The Mauna hat is part of the MANA WĀHINE collection, six knitwear designs inspired by Aotearoa and Hawai’i, is the inaugural series from the AROHA | ALOHA project highlighting the works of modern indigenous makers.
Mauna: Mountain. The triangles in this hat symbolize mountains to me; strung together, and going in either direction, they also signify people, family, past and future. The curving negative spaces remind me of waves of water, of echoes, and rainbows. All of these together spell one word: Home.
Hat is worked from brim to crown in the round, beginning with a ribbed brim and Latvian braid, followed by stranded colorwork motifs. Slouchy and Beanie versions are worked in the same manner through the ribbing and Latvian braid. Colorwork Charts specific to each version should then be followed when specified in the pattern. Crown shaping is worked the same for both versions, all sizes.