Amina by Wool + Bricks


October 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette worked in the round, washed
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
246 - 399 yards (225 - 365 m)
Approximate head circumferences: 50cm, {52.5cm, 55cm, 57.5cm} // 20", {21", 22", 23"}
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Amina is an enticing colourwork hat, with “just enough” slouch to look good on a wide range of heads.

Inspired by geometric patterns on the tiles of Turkish palaces, the simple colourwork motif is accentuated by a contrasting raw edge, and gathered crown, making this hat both quick to knit and exciting to wear.

Choose coordinating or contrasting colours for completely different effects.

Grey sample worked in Colourmart 2/9nm Shetland, in Pebble (MC), Storm (CC1), and Broom (CC2).
Pink sample worked in Holst Garn Supersoft Uld, in Dried Plaster (MC), Jasper (CC1), and Bokhara (CC2).

Instructions are given for approximate head circumferences: 50cm, {52.5cm, 55cm, 57.5cm} // 20”, {21”, 22”, 23”}

These correspond to child, adult small, adult medium, and adult large sizes.

Skills required
Long-tail or similar cast-on
Basic stitches (knit, purl)
Twisted stitches (ktbl)
Decreasing (k2tog)
Stranded colourwork (mostly two colours, although two rounds require 3 colours to be worked - it’s easier than you’d think!)