Colorwork Hat by Rebecca Harris

Colorwork Hat

August 2003
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in color pattern, worked in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
660 yards (604 m)
20ยพ" (52.5 cm) circumference. To fit an adult
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This pattern is available from for $5.50.

Note: Pattern price includes hat and mittens.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: โ€œThis lively hat-and-mitten set is a perfect example of tweaking tradition for an unexpected and stunning effect. The hat top is shaped like a traditional tam and combines Fair Isle technique with Scandinavian motifs and Estonian braid. But instead of using the muted hues of the Hebrides or the bright primary colors of Scandinavia, Rebecca has worked the hat in a warm, spicy Indian palette. The mittens borrow motifs from the hat, but the stars worked for the head and the hand are subtly different from each other. Knit this pair in the colors shown here, or choose your own not-so-usual palette.โ€

Finished Size: Hat: 20ยพโ€œ (52.5 cm) circumference. To fit an adult.

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 (100% wool; 220 yd 201 m/100 g): #2412 pink, #2414 orange, #2417 green, 1 skein each.

Yarn weight: Worsted

Gauge: 27 sts and 29 rnds = 4โ€ (10 cm) in color pattern, worked in the round.

Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16โ€ (40-cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); small amount of contrasting waste yarn; tapestry needle.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2003