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Domino Hat

November 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
203 - 238 yards (186 - 218 m)
two: to fit child / small adult (medium / large adult), finished circumference at top of brim 46(54.5)cm / 18(21½)”

We wanted a hat with dots on but we couldn’t be bothered with fairisle or intarsia. We wanted something a bit more textured.

What to do?

We thought hard and came up with a different way of having dots on our hat. And added a pompom (as ever). It’s very cute. It’s easy. And there aren’t lots of ends to darn in.

We used our favourite yarn for the hat, John Arbon’s Knit by Numbers. We used another favourite, King Cole’s Merino Blend Chunky as a trim (it really doesn’t matter that this is chunky and the hat is DK, it works perfectly for a trim) and for the dots. Domino would be even cuter with different coloured dots on, so you really could use up fragments of leftover yarn. It’s quick to knit and decorate - what are you waiting for?

1(1) x 100g skein of Knit by Numbers, shown in KBN 055, cream.

1(1) x 50g ball of Merino Blend, shown in 921, red.

Finished size: 46(54.5)cm / 18(21½)” finished circumference at top of brim.

Actual amounts used (these amounts include 10% wastage and are rounded up to the nearest g/m/yd):

75(88)g / 188(220)m / 203(238)yds Knit by Numbers.
12(14)g / 9(10)m / 10(11)yds Merino Blend Chunky, excluding pompom. (We have no control over how big or how heavy your pompoms are.)

Tension: 22 sts and 31 rows to 10cm / 4” over st st in the round after steaming / blocking.

A needle felting kit. We give you full instructions (with pictures!) on how to apply the dots.

A pompom (mandatory, here, we think).

A latch hook / darning needle for darning the (minimal) ends in.

A sense of fun.

If you wish to buy the Domino Hat AND the Domino Cowl patterns together use the code ‘Dots’ at the checkout to get both patterns for £5.