Just Enough Hat by Sally-Jane Cameron

Just Enough Hat

Knitting
January 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Lace
+ Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
284 - 357 yards (260 - 326 m)
Teen/Small Adult, (Adult Medium, Large) to fit: 47 - 50 cm (51 - 56 cm, 57 -61 cm) / 18.5 - 19.5” (20 - 22”, 22.5 - 24”)
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Use a luxurious strand of lace mohair/silk held double with some beautiful sock yarn to create something soft and magical. Even if you don’t have a big yarn budget, sometimes a tiny bit of luxury is nice.

For this design, you can use stash, leftovers, special skeins or even mini skeins as the base. I used some ombre yarn I had leftover from my As You Like it Sweater, which was Just Enough to create these hats. Using what we have and using up leftovers is good for the budget and good for the planet.

Some ideas:
• Use one colour, either a solid or speckled yarn and match or contrast the mohair.
• Use leftovers to make an ombre of your own and match or contrast the mohair.
• Make bright bold contrasting stripes in as many different colours as you like.
• A rainbow hat would look amazing, with neutral mohair!
• Show off some beautiful handspun with a mohair of choice.
• Perfect for a set of mini skeins all tied together with a lovely mohair.

The hat is worked from the brim to the crown. The ribbing is 1x1 twisted rib and then moving on to the body of the hat being a simple stocking stitch with a purl detail for texture and to keep it interesting to knit, while being very simple. Just enough to be interesting but yet quick and fun.

MATERIALS

Needles
3.5mm / US 4 at least 100cm / 40” long or size to obtain gauge (for magic loop)
or 3.5mm / US 4 cable 40cm / 16” with dpns for crown decrease.
or DPNs in the correct size if you prefer.

Yarn
Feel free to use any sock yarn in your stash
100% Superwash Merino fingering/sock weight yarn
Sample knitted in: ColourSpun; 100% Superwash Merino, Single Spun Sock 50g: 163m / 178yds
Gradient tower 325-330 (Grey) – left-overs from my As You Like it Sweater

Lace Mohair Silk blend
Sample knitted in: Kid Silk Haze 70% Super Kid Mohair and 30% Silk
25g: 209m / 229yds

Yardage:
Fitted Version
Small, Medium: approximately 60g of fingering weight/sock weight left overs
Large: approximately 80g of fingering weight/ sock weight left overs
All sizes 25g Lace Mohair

Slouchy versions
Small, Medium: approximately 80g of fingering weight/sock weight left overs
Large: approximately 100g of fingering weight/ sock weight left overs
All sizes 25g Lace Mohair

Notions
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle for weaving in end

Gauge
27 stitches and 34 rows over 10cm/4” twisted rib in the round, blocked

Sizes
Teen/Small Adult, (Adult Medium, Large)
to fit: 47 - 50 cm (51 - 56 cm, 57 -61 cm) / 18.5 - 19.5” (20 - 22”, 22.5 - 24”)

Finished un-stretched dimensions:
Circumference
38 (41, 43) cm / 15 (16, 17)”

Length from crown to rib:
Fitted Beanie: 22cm / 8.5”
Slouchy Beanie: 26 cm / 10.5”