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[PATTERN] Hero of Time

My husband grew up playing video games, and most formative among them was The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He lauds the problem solving, story details, and fortitude needed to discover how to complete a quest that is common to many video games. Therefore, I’ve made a hat pattern to reflect the nostalgia, happiness, and triumph many of you and your family members feel when playing any of the Legend of Zelda games.

You can find it in two places:

My Ravelry Pattern Store

My Etsy Store*


The Fair Isle motifs in this pattern tell the story of Link becoming the Hero of Time in several The Legend of Zelda video games. He must collect the Spiritual Stones & the Master Sword, which lead him to the Triforce, his foe, and a victory as Hero of Time!

Toddler/Child(Large Child/Small Adult, Large Adult)

Finished Measurements
17-19(20-22, 23-24)” or 43-49(50-56, 57-61) cm head circumference.
The Toddler/Child size fits my 2.5 year old with a 19.5” head, the Large Child/Small Adult size fits myself with a 21.5”(54.5 cm) head, and the Large Adult fits my husband with a 23.5”(60 cm) head.

Fingering Weight Yarn:
1 Main Color 30-50 g/approx. 132-220 yds/121-201 m
7 Contrasting Colors (yellow, darker blue/purple, gray, lighter blue, gold, red, green); 10 g/44 yds/40 m Gold, 5 g/22 yds/20 m each of the other colors. This works out to one half of a fingering weight skein or less, and very small amounts of the rest of the colors – the yardages are over-estimates! This is great for bold-colored scraps!

*A limited number of yarn kits of the 7 contrasting colors are available for purchase through the FuzzzyGreenFibers Etsy shop!

When choosing a Main Color, a very dark or very light color makes the best contrast for the motifs to pop! Although, don’t be afraid of some color or speckles if you’re so inclined.

27 stiches & 32 rows in stockinette/Fair Isle per 4”/10 cm on US 2.5/3.00 mm needles. If you’re not sure how your gauge might change in stockinette vs Fair Isle, I’d recommend a Fair Isle Swatch

Techniques Used

  • Fair Isle stranded knitting.
  • 3-color Fair Isle is used for several rows.
  • It may be helpful to catch long floats (>5 stitches) to help with tension & catching. Video tutorial:

<3 Larissa

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