Darjeeling by Clare Devine

Darjeeling

Knitting
December 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Cable Pattern
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
108 yards (99 m)
S/M (M/L) Finished hat circumference: 44 (51.5)cm / 17 (20)in
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The Tea Collection Vol II by Clare Devine

This hat is part of The Tea Collection Vol II - a collection of 12 hats inspired by the glorious tea selection at Pekoe Tea in Edinburgh. The full collection can be viewed HERE.


Bold contrasts …

The warmth of alpaca envelopes you, bringing you all the warmth and comfort you could want in a hand knitted hat. The contrast between the bold striking cables and soft baby Alpaca makes this hat stand out in the crowd.

Four large cables surround the hat, making it dense and warm with a interesting 3D aspect creating by the unusual cable cross.

Inspired by Darjeeling tea from Pekoe Tea in Edinburgh.

“During the harvest only young single leaf and buds are plucked. The first flush wonder tea infuses into a delicate and floral cup with rich tones of fresh fruit and honey.”


Materials

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Chunky Baby (chunky; 100% baby Alpaca; 100m / 109yd per 100g skein)
Shade: Darjeeling; 1 x 100g skein

5mm / US 8 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)
6.5mm / US 10.5 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)
6.5mm / US 10.5 set of DPNs for crown decreases, or longer circular needle for magic loop

8 (9, 10) stitch markers (optional, to mark pattern repeats)
You may find it helpful to have one different coloured stitch marker to mark the start of your rnd.

Two cable needles
Tapestry needle
Balloon for blocking

Gauge

Always use the needle size that enables you to match the specified gauge.

15 sts and 28 rnds over 10cm / 4in of brim ribbing worked in the rnd and blocked, using 5mm / US 7 needles

16 sts and 22 rnds over 10cm / 4in of Cable Pattern worked in the rnd and blocked, using 6.5mm / US 10.5 needles

Size(s)

S/M (M/L)
Finished hat circumference: 44 (51.5)cm / 17 (20)in
To fit head circumference: 49-54 (54-59)cm / 19-21 (21-23)in
Finished length from brim to crown: 21.5 (22)cm / 8.5 (9)in