Bunnet (Striped) by Kate Davies Designs

Bunnet (Striped)

Knitting
November 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Plain and striped stockinette (see notes about gauge below)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
107 - 130 yards (98 - 119 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 these terms have predominantly feminine associations, 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: Haar 1 x 50g skein
CC: Yaffle 1 x 50g skein
Beanie version uses 41g / 90m / 98yds of MC and 8g / 18m / 19yds of CC.
Slouch version (photographed) uses 45g / 99m / 108yds 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.

Special techniques
All special techniques are described in the pattern instructions. If you require some extra assistance, these excellent online tutorials may help:
2x2 Tubular cast-on method: We used the winding provisional cast on described by Tricosa: Winding provisional cast on
Followed by Ysolda’s tubular cast on for 2x2 rib, modified slightly (only 3 rows of st st are worked): Tubular cast-on method