Cuba Street by Nikki Jones
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Cuba Street

April 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Colourwork pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
240 - 270 yards (219 - 247 m)
Small 52-56 cm (20-22 in) / Large 56-60 cm 22-24 inches
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Cuba Street is a lively stripy hat – great for using up yarn scraps, or use two colours for a sleek, classic look. This is a great first colourwork hat – the floats are all short, and as the colourwork finishes before the crown decreases begin it’s easy to knit the colourwork section on a single circular needle (around 40cm).

The pattern is designed for sport weight yarn – if you’d like to use fingering weight yarn, knit the large size – it will result in a medium sized hat! Just remember to add a couple of rounds to the rib section, and a couple of stripes to the colourwork chart section. Remember it will take more yardage than sport weight yarn.

Gauge for colourwork is very personal - test knitters used between US 2 - US 3 (Metric 2.75 - 3.25mm) needles for this section.

Please PM me if you have any questions!