Garden Gate by Annamária Ötvös

Garden Gate

Knitting
December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
150 - 310 yards (137 - 283 m)
Toddler (Child: Adult S: Adult M: Adult L)
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Garden Gate is perfect for the beginner colourwork knitters, it features very simple stranded colourwork bands and stripes. The hat has a double layered brim knit in stockinette stitch and in stranded colourwork. The colourwork part uses 3 colours: a background colour, which can be your favourite neutral, a foreground colour for the diamond motifs, and a tiny amount of a 3rd colour is used as a pop.
The hat is meant to fit snugly, but it is easy to modify if you prefer a slouchier hat: choose a larger size and simply start the crown shaping later.
Please note that the colourwork pattern is charted only.


Gauge
29 sts and 35 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit in the round with larger needle after blocking
29 sts and 31 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in charted stranded colourwork pattern knit in the round with larger needle after blocking

Sizes
Toddler (Child: Adult S: Adult M: Adult L)
To fit 45.5 (50.5: 55: 58: 61) cm / 18 (20: 21½: 23: 24) inches head circumference

Finished Measurements
37 (41.5: 45.5: 49.5: 54) cm / 14¾ (16¼: 18: 19½: 21¼) inches circumference at widest point, 18 (19.5: 22: 23.5: 24.5) cm / 7 (7¾: 8¾: 9¼: 9¾) inches height, unstretched. The sample is a size Adult S, shown on a 55 cm / 21½ inches head.

Yarn
Approximately 58 (73: 92: 105: 120) m / 64 (80: 100: 115: 132) y of MC,
37 (46: 58: 66: 76) m / 40 (50: 63: 72: 83) y of C1,
33 (41: 51: 59: 69) m / 36 (45: 56: 65: 75) y of C2,
9 (12: 15: 16: 19) m / 10 (13: 16: 18: 21) y of C3.

Sample made with MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Merino, 384 m /420 y per skein) in colourway Antique Lace as MC, Whiskey Barrel as C1, Paper as C2 and Candlewick as C3.

Needles
· 80 cm/32” circular needle or 40 cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (dpns) in each of the following sizes: 3.5 mm/ US 4 and 3.0 mm/ US 2½ (or size to obtain gauge)

40 cm/16” circular needles and dpns are optional if you prefer the Magic Loop Method for working small circumferences in the round.

Notions
· stitch markers: 1 red, 9 (10: 11: 12: 13) blue
· another circular needle in the smaller size (or smaller) to pick up the stitches of the provisional cast on
· waste yarn for the provisional cast on

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Knitting in the round, knitting with dpns or magic loop, working stranded colourwork from chart.