INSULATE! hat by Amy van de Laar


June 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
in stockingette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
120 - 140 yards (110 - 128 m)
S (M, L)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

A tribute to the iconic baddies of Doctor Who! Stylised enough to be mistaken for a geometric design by the uninitiated, stealthy Daleks are stationed right around the hat, to guard your head from the cold.

The colourwork design uses a combination of solid-colour rounds with occasional slipped stitches, and stranded-colourwork rounds. Using both techniques avoids the need to deal with long floats for most of the design, and makes this a fairly quick and straightforward knit.

The coordinating INSULATE! mittens pattern is now available (also free to download).

Materials: DK-weight yarn in two colours. Approximately 70 yards (90 yards for size L) of your main/background colour, and 50 yards (60 yards for size L) of your contrasting colour.

Sizing: S (to fit 16-19” head), M (to fit 19-22” head), L (to fit 22-25” head). Additional sizes can be achieved by adding or subtracting another 16-stitch repeat (about 3”).

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