Becloud Hat by Charlotte Walford

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]

This pattern is available as part The Cumulus Collection in print and as an ebook, which launches at Fyberspates stockists on Friday 9th November 2018.

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!

SIZE
To fit
Small (Medium, Large) adult head
circumference 53.5 (57, 61)cm
(21 (22.5, 24)in)
Blocked measurements
Brim circumference

46 (49.5, 53)cm (18 (19.5, 20.75)in)
Length from brim to crown
24cm (9.25in)

YARN
Fyberspates Cumulus (74% Baby Suri Alpaca, 26% Mulberry Silk, 150m/25g ball)

Three Colour Version
A 910 Sea Green, 1 x 25g ball
B 915 Ethereal, 1 x 25g ball
C 914 Pearl, 1 x 25g ball

Two Colour Version
A 909 Water, 1 x 25g ball
B 921 Thistle, 1 x 25g ball

NEEDLES & ACCESORIES
1 set 4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular knitting needles, 40cm long
1 set 5mm (UK 6/US 8) circular knitting needles, 40cm long
1 set 5mm (UK 6/US 8) DPNs
or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round
Tapestry needle

TENSION
17 sts and 24 rows 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.