This hat was inspired by John Clappison’s ‘onion’ cruet design for Hornsea Pottery (1963). Combining colourwork and cables, it is also a fun knit. During the design process, onion became fun-ion, which in turn morphed into fun-yin (which translates from Scots as one-that-is-fun, or that-fun-thing). I hope you have fun knitting yourself a Funyin!
Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m / 120yds per 50g skein)
MC: Ptarmigan 1 x 50g skein
CC: Yaffle 1 x 50g skein
Small (Medium, Large)
To fit head circumferences: 48.5-51 (51-56, 56-58.5) cm / 19-20 (20-22, 22-23) in
Hat circumference: 52.5 (52.5, 56.5) cm / 20½ (20½, 22¼) in
Brim to crown: 19 (21, 23) cm / 7½ (8¼, 9) in
Funyin is designed with a slightly slouchy fit and is shown in the medium size. If you prefer a neater, beanie-like fit, make size small.
Needles and Notions
40cm / 16in gauge-size circular needles
40cm / 16in below-gauge-size circular needles (these are 1 size smaller than the needles you require to get the correct gauge)
Gauge-size dpns (for working crown)
Funyin kits are also available from Kate’s shop.