December The Maker's Hat by Anna Elliott

December The Maker's Hat

December 2018
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
328 - 383 yards (300 - 350 m)
S/M (M/L)- head circumference 46(53)cm / 18(21)inches, to be worn with around 5cm / 2 inches negative ease.
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December’s design for Cottar’s Almanac is a colour-work beanie with motifs of the maker. I designed this hat as a Christmas gift for my older sister Kate, a talented maker of intricate treasures and acquirer of beautiful vintage scissors, buttons and so on. Knit in the round using stranded colour-work, you can choose the colour combinations to suit yourself or your intended recipient.
Skills Required
Tubular 1x1 rib cast on (optional-your preferred rib cast on can be used); knitting in the round (including use of DPNs or magic loop for working small circumference); stranded colourwork using a chart; decreasing using k2tog.
Tools and Materials
Yarn: Jamieson & Smith Shetland 2ply Jumper Weight . Sample used C1: 141; C2: 202 ; C3: 54; C4: 21; C5:44 – approximately 100m of C1 and 50m of each other colour or similar fingering/jumper weight yarn suitable for colour-work.
Tension: 26 sts and 38 rnds = 10cm/