Andrena by Melissa Trotter


by Melissa Trotter
June 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
490 - 580 yards (448 - 530 m)
Small (Large)
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This hat was inspired by my daughters’ love of fun hats. They wanted a long stocking cap that could also be used as a scarf. I wanted the hat to be something they could still wear while out playing, so I didn’t make it quite as long as they wanted. They are still thrilled with the result because they can wrap the tail around their neck to use like a cowl along with many other creative styles! To make sure the hat stays put while running, the brim includes lots of 1X1 ribbing. The hats in the pattern used either three or five colors, but the hat would also look great as a stash buster with as many colors as you like!

The 1x1 ribbing gives a snug fit. I recommend a size small for head sizes 19” to 21” and size large for head sizes 21” to 23

Five color hat: MC - 175(220); CC1 - 90(115); CC2 - 80(100); CC3 - 80(100); CC4 - 65(80) yards.

Three color hat: MC - 255(270); CC1 - 150(160); CC2 - 140(150) yards.

Colors in the Samples:
Hat 1:
MC - Icey Audrey
CC1 - Dirty Blonde
CC2 - Wintry Mix

Hat 2:
MC - Leading Lady
CC1 - Tiny Bubbles
CC2 - Doo-Wop
CC3 - Pink A Boo
CC4 - Wintry Mix

Hat 3:
MC - After Dark
CC1 - Eat Cake
CC2 - Wintry Mix

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