FADIENT hat by Xandy Peters


June 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in moss stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
7.0 mm
300 - 600 yards (274 - 549 m)
18, (21, 24, 26)" (46, 53, 61, 66 cm) in circumference
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What’s a FADIENT you ask? It’s like a fade and a gradient together, and it’s the best way to slowly blend from one yarn color into to another. The magic happens when you hold multiple strands together for a stunning, painterly effect. It is also a great way to stashbust and experiment with color. The only special tool you need is a scale accurate to the gram.

This hat is a great fast gift knit. You don’t even need to think about picking the right colors, just find any colors you like - speckled, variegated, solid, anything - I promise they’ll blend smoothly together as you knit. The dark sample shows some of the really rich dark tones from MollyGirl Yarn, but you can see how in the neon colors, the look is completely different. It’s just so much fun to try out different combos to see how they mix.

Finished Size: 18, (21, 24, 26)“ (46, 53, 61, 66 cm) in circumference and 7 (7.25, 8, 9)” (18, 18.5, 20, 23 cm) tall. The 2 smallest sizes use less than 50 grams of each color, so this is a great project for scraps if you don’t mind doing some math to figure out the weights.

Yarn: 2 contrasting skeins of MollyGirl Yarn Rock Star DK, 300 yards (274m) per 100g skein; 100% US spun domestic merino.
Dark hat shown in Angie and Truly Madly Deeply.
Bold hat shown in Dance Rascal Dance and Alive For the First Time.

Needles: #10 (6mm) with a 16” (40 mm) cord and 10.75 (7mm) double pointed needles.

Gauge: 12 sts x 19 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in moss stitch.

Materials: Stitch Marker, Row counter, and a scale accurate to the gram.