Elements Hat by Crystal Flanagan

Elements Hat

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October 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stranded colourwork
US 5 - 3.75 mm
5.0 mm (H)
225 - 250 yards (206 - 229 m)
One size
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A helmet-style stranded hat knit in an earthy Lopi and lined for warmth and comfort. The elements of my British Columbia home are on display; starting at the ears and brim with water, moving to mountains, pines, wind, and the final decreases turn into sun rays. Not only does this hat remind you of the elements, it also protects you from them with its dual layers and intense cosiness.

Difficulty: Medium
Yarn: Istex Lett-Lopi (50g, 109 yards)
Amount Needed: 2 skeins in MC, 1 skein in CC
Optional: Yarn for lining – same gauge as pattern yarn
Needles: 3.75mm, 5US
Gauge: 7 sts and 7 rows per inch over chart
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, 5mm crochet hook, stitch holder, stitch marker.

Notes: This hat is knit starting separately with each ear flap, then casting on stitches for the front and back to join the ear flaps together. The lining I knit was from some of my handspun; however feel free to use whatever yarn you find cosy for the lining as long as it knits up at the same gauge as the pattern yarn.