Gemstone Hat by Jennifer Beaumont
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Gemstone Hat

Knitting
October 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in k2p2 ribbing and stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
180 - 240 yards (165 - 219 m)
S (M, L, XL) Finished Unstretched Circumference at Brim: 16 (17.5, 19.25, 20.75)” / 40.5 (44.5, 49, 52.5) cm intended to fit with up to 2-3” of negative ease
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Gemstone hat is a seamless design, knit in a fascinating fabric inspired by the luxurious woven fabrics of Chanel jackets. The slip stitch colorwork pattern creates depth and drama in color and texture. With one strand of yarn worked per row, this hat is a simple and pleasurable knit.

Merino wool yarn maintains the structure of the ribbing and and provides warmth and foil for the shimmer and drape of the brightly-dyed silk yarn. Knit the folded brim version for a very warm hat, or choose the single ribbed brim for a lighter version.

SIZES
S (M, L, XL)
Finished Unstretched Circumference at Brim: 16 (17.5, 19.25, 20.75)” / 40.5 (44.5, 49, 52.5) cm
intended to fit with up to 2-3” of negative ease

GAUGE
23 sts and 34 rows = 4” (10cm ) in slip stitch pattern
20 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10cm) in unstretched k2p2 rib pattern after blocking. To save time, please take time to check gauge in both stitch patterns.

YARN
yarn A: Worsted or DK weight yarn with 100% wool fiber content
Ribbed Brim: 80 (90, 95, 104) yards / 73 (83, 87, 96) meters
Folded Over Brim: 110 (120, 140, 150) yards /100 m (110, 119, 128) meters

yarn B: DK weight yarn with 100% silk fiber content
106 (115, 122, 128) yards / 97 (103, 111, 111) meters

sample shown in Art Yarns Duet Silk Kit* (consists of a 50g (104 yard) skein Supermerino (100% wool), and a 25g (163 yards) skein Regal Silk (100% silk) Please note: this kit has enough yardage to knit the single brim version.

NEEDLES

  • US 3 / 3.25 mm circular knitting needle in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round*
  • US 4 / 3.5 mm circular knitting needle in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round*
  • tapestry needle
  • 2 stitch markers
  • waste yarn or size to obtain gauge (smaller needle is used for ribbing)

SKILLS
knitting
purling
increasing
decreasing
slipping stitches
knitting small circumference in the round