Bunnet (Stranded) by Kate Davies
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Bunnet (Stranded)

Knitting
November 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Plain and stranded stockinette (see notes about gauge below)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
120 - 132 yards (110 - 121 m)
Beanie and slouch
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Bunnet is a colloquial Scots term for a hat. The word bunnet is etymologically related to the English bonnet, and the French bonnet, but while the English terms has a predominantly feminine association, the word bunnet is most often used in Scotland in reference to the headgear of an ordinary working man. This bunnet is intended as ordinary, workaday headgear - a simple hat to make and wear - but its five-pointed crown makes it stand out from the crowd. Choose between a stranded and striped version, and two different fits - a closer beanie and a looser slouch.

Yarn
MC: Islay 1 x 50g skein
CC: Highland Coo 1 x 50g skein
Beanie version (photographed) uses 42g / 92m / 101yds of MC and 8g / 18m / 19yds of CC.
Slouch version uses 46g / 101m / 110yds of MC and 9g / 20m / 22yds of CC.

Size
Beanie
Hat circumference: 47cm / 18½in
Length from brim to crown: 20.5cm / 8in

Slouch
Hat circumference: 53cm / 20¾in
Length from brim to crown: 21cm / 8¼in

Needles and notions
40cm / 16in gauge-size circular needles
40cm / 16in below-gauge-size circular needles (these are 1 size smaller than the needles you require to get the correct gauge)
Gauge-size dpns (for working crown)
Stitch marker. Tapestry needle.

Gauge
Beanie
26 sts and 29 rounds to 10cm / 4in over both plain and stranded stockinette stitch in the round using gauge-size needles. This was achieved using 3.5 mm / UK 10-9 / US 4 needles.

Slouch
23 sts and 26 rounds to 10cm / 4in over both plain and stranded stockinette stitch in the round using gauge-size needles. This was achieved using 3.75mm / UK 9 / US 5 needles.