Allamanda Hat by Mary Ann Stephens

Allamanda Hat

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September 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette colorwork
one size fits most female adults or teens
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It’s first knit in typical Fair Isle style (only two colors at once.) When the knitting is done, you have the option to get carried away with some simple embroidery: nothing too fancy - just duplicate stitch, straight stitch and a few French knots (although I’d love to see your fancy renditions!)
The pattern includes greyscale and colorized charts for both the multi-colored, embroidered version and a two-colored, unadorned version. There are separate charts for the band and the main portion of the hat, so you can do one part multi-colored, one part two-colored, if you’d like. Of course, in addition to all of the usual knitting info, the embroidery instructions are included, too.*

Shetland wool is especially nice for taming loose ends with the embroidery. Yarn pack or kit available from the designer here.

The Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift colors used for both the original and the yarn pack / kit:

2 25g balls of Spice #526
2 25g balls of Peat #198
1 25g ball of Eucalyptus #794
1 25g ball of Scotch Broom #1160
1 25g ball of Coral #540
1 25g ball of Blue Lovat #232