Dufton by Victoria Magnus


Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
110 - 120 yards (101 - 110 m)
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Sumptuous baby alpaca and richly textured cables combine to create a warm and snuggly hat.

A number of people have mentioned that they’ve found the sizing on the small side - you may want to try 5.5mm or 6mm needles (and make sure you block the hat - I use a balloon).

Eden Cottage Yarns Whitfell Chunky (100% baby alpaca/100m/109yds); 1 skein shown in colourway Echinacea (top).
5mm (US7) needles; dpns and 40cm (16 inch)

Finished measurements:
Circumference 44cm (17.25 in)
Height 21cm (8.25 in)

A note about the two-colour version:
Instructions for this are not in the pattern, but it’s very easy to do - just work the purls in one colour and the knits in the other colour.
The colourwork tightens the gauge - consider going up to 6mm or even 6.5mm or 7mm needles depending on how tightly you knit.