Becloud Hat by Charlotte Walford
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Becloud Hat

Knitting
February 2016
Light Fingering ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch with yarn held DOUBLED
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
328 - 492 yards (300 - 450 m)
Small (Medium, Large) adult head. To fit head circumference: 53.5 (57, 61)cm [21 (22½, 24) in]
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We love the current trend for gradients and this super cute hat is the perfect quick weekend project to showcase them.


Knitted with two or three colours of Fyberspates Cumulus, the Becloud Hat uses two strands of Cumulus held together to create an ombre effect. Using Cumulus doubled makes the most gorgeous soft, warm, lightweight fabric with a lovely drape (ideal for a hat with just the right amount of slouch) and it also makes awesome pompoms so we couldn’t resist adding one to the top of these hats!

You only need a ball of each colour to make a hat so it’s the perfect chance to experiment with colour. Worked in the round, with minimal finishing, you can whip one of these up in no time!

Sizes
To fit: small (Medium, Large) adult head.
To fit head circumference: 53.5 (57, 61)cm 21 (22½, 24) in
Brim circumference (designed to fit with negative ease): 46 (49.5, 53) cm 18 (19½, 20¾) in
Length from brim to crown: 24cm 9¼in

Yarn
Fyberspates Cumulus (76% baby suri alpaca, 24% mulberry silk; 150m 164yd per 25g ball)
Three Colour Version
A Slate (913) 1 x 25g ball
B Magenta (907) 1 x 25g ball
C Plum (908) 1 x 25g ball
Two Colour Version
A Turquoise (906) 1 x 25g ball
B Moonlight (905) 1 x 25g ball

Needles & Accessories
1 set circular 4mm US 6/UK 8 knitting needles 40cm long, or size needed to get correct gauge
1 set circular 5mm US 8/UK 6 knitting needles 40cm long, or size needed to get correct gauge
1 set 5mm US 8/UK 6 DPNs or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round, or size needed to get correct gauge

Gauge
17 sts and 24 rounds to 10cm 4in over st st with yarn doubled using 5mm needles, after washing and blocking.

Yarn note:
Cumulus relaxes on blocking, so always wash and block your swatch. The yarn quantities listed allow sufficient yarn for swatching.