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Designed by Mary Henderson, a designer with a love of stranded colourwork, this hat features a bold, geometric motif.
Featuring a garter trim ribbed brim and stranded colourwork body and crown, the hat is started with a clever tubular cast-on edge to give a continuous flow in the fabric. Designed in our Something to Knit With Aran yarn, the pattern includes instructions for a three-colour and two-colour version.
The pattern also includes a full photo tutorial to take you through how to work a 2x2 tubular cast on.
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Small (Medium, Large)
Hat circumference above brim (unstretched): 46.5 (53.5, 60) cm [18¼ (21, 23½) in]
Hat circumference at brim (unstretched): 42 (48, 54) cm [16½ (19, 21¼) in]
Depth: 23 (23, 25) cm [9 (9, 10) in]
Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Something to Knit With Aran (aran weight; 70% highland wool, 30% superfine alpaca; 82m per 50g skein)
Yarn A: Lawn; 1 x 50g skein in all sizes
Yarn B: Sky; 1 x 50g skein in all sizes
Yarn C: Mustard; 1 x 50g skein in all sizes
Yarn A: Ginger; 1 (2, 2) x 50g skeins
Yarn B: Mustard; 1 x 50g skein in all sizes
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
1 set 4mm [US 6] circular needles, 40cm [16in] long, or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round
1 set 4.5mm [US 7] circular needles, 40cm [16in] long, or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round
1 set 4.5mm [US 7] double-pointed needles, or your preferred needles for working smaller circumferences in the round
18 sts and 26 rounds to 10cm [4in] over stranded colourwork, using larger needles, after washing and blocking
20 sts and 24 rounds to 10cm [4in] over garter trim ribbing, using needles as indicated, after washing and blocking
2x2 tubular cast-on method: A full photo tutorial for this technique is included in the pattern pdf
Dominance in stranded colourwork (This video tutorial may be helpful: https://youtu.be/rQ9gRPeaur8)
The hat starts with a garter trim ribbed brim, before transitioning to the stranded colourwork patterning for the body of the hat. Crown shaping completes the hat.
The pattern is provided in three sizes, but if you wish to make further adjustments, here are some suggestions. To alter the depth, adjust the rounds of rib in the brim, or add extra plain rounds between motifs if a slouchier hat is required. The best way to alter the circumference is to add or remove repeats of the motif in multiples of 12, adjusting total stitch count. You can change both depth and width a bit by using a smaller or larger needle size or a different weight yarn, but you will need to work a swatch to be sure you are getting a fabric you will like and then calculate what size of hat you will make using your new tension information.