Helix Herringbone hat
I’ve always felt that the variegated yarns made by Dragonfly Fibers cry out to be worked in patterns that will pool the color families. When making a hat, the trick is to find a stitch pattern that uses up just the right amount of yarn over the number of stitches that fits your head.
The Horizontal Herringbone Stitch by Barbara Walker creates an attractive, strong horizontal motif, and eats up just the right amount of yarn to pool the colors. Using a helix knitting technique allows you to have an uninterrupted flow from beginning to end.
Circumference: 18 inches; Height: 8.5 inches from cast-on to bind off
Main color - Thisbe (solid), about 2 oz (235 yds)
Contrasting color - Pyramus (variegated), about 1 oz (115 yds)