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Careen: Hat & Headband

Knitting
November 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stocking stitch (stockinette)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
59 - 105 yards (54 - 96 m)
To fit measured around head: Womens 51cm/20” & Mens 56cm/22”
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A lovely hat for the depths of winter and a cosy headband for autumn. The wool/silk mix is soft and warm, perfectly non-itchy. They are unisex styles, sized for women & men.

This is an easy first project to work in the round. However, you can choose to work:
EITHER flat & seamed
OR seamlessly in the round

The pattern includes charts AND written instructions.

Like accessories in matching sets? See Careen ebook for the mini collection.

Sizes
To fit measured around head:
Womens 51cm/20”
Mens 56cm/22”
Hat & headband sizes the same. Headband is 11cm/4 1/2” wide.

Materials

  • Fyberspates Aran Scrumptious 45% silk 55% merino, 165m/180yds per 100g skein, 1 skein.
  • Hat - Womens: 60g 100m/110yds. Mens: 70g 115m/126yds.
  • Headband - Womens: 40g 65m/70yds. Mens: 46g 76m/83yds.
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers Worked flat:
  • 4.5mm/US 7 & 5mm/US 8 needles Worked in the round:
  • 4.5mm/US 7 & 5mm/US 8 needles for your preferred method of working in the round EITHER sets of double-pointed needles OR circular needles with 80cm/32” cable for working magic loop method OR two sets each size circular needles with 60cm/24” cables

Note: you can make womens mitts & matching headband from one skein of yarn, making a lovely gift set or two small presents. For those who like whole sets, add one more skein for the snug Careen cowl too.

Tension
18.5 sts & 24rows to 10cm/4” square over stocking stitch with 5mm/US 8 needles or size required to achieve tension.

Thank you to Mel, Lesley, Denise & Freddie.

Photography at Chiswick Park, in 2-Way Mirror Labyrinth by Jeppe Hein.