Keyford Hat by Mary Henderson

Keyford Hat

Knitting
February 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded colourwork
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
180 - 270 yards (165 - 247 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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Using a smart 2x2 tubular cast on, this hat features a bold, geometric, stranded colourwork motif.

SIZES
Small (Medium, Large)
Hat circumference above brim (unstretched): 46.5 (53.5, 60) cm [18¼ (21, 23½) in]
Hat circumference at brim (unstretched): 42 (48, 54) cm [16½ (19, 21¼) in]
Depth: 23 (23, 25) cm [9 (9, 10) in]

YARN
Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Something to Knit With Aran (aran weight; 70% highland wool, 30% superfine alpaca; 82m per 50g skein)
Three-colour version
Yarn A: Lawn; 1 x 50g skein in all sizes
Yarn B: Sky; 1 x 50g skein in all sizes
Yarn C: Mustard; 1 x 50g skein in all sizes
Two-colour version
Yarn A: Ginger; 1 (2, 2) x 50g skeins
Yarn B: Sky; 1 x 50g skein in all sizes

Kits are available on our website here: Keyford Hat Kits

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
1 set 4mm [US 6] circular needles, 40cm [16in] long, or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round
1 set 4.5mm [US 7] circular needles, 40cm [16in] long, or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round
1 set 4.5mm [US 7] double-pointed needles, or your preferred needles for working smaller circumferences in the round
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

TENSION
18 sts and 26 rounds to 10cm [4in] over stranded colourwork, using larger needles, after washing and blocking
20 sts and 24 rounds to 10cm [4in] over garter trim ribbing, using needles as indicated, after washing and blocking

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
2x2 tubular cast-on method: A full photo tutorial for this technique is included in the pattern pdf
Dominance in stranded colourwork (This video tutorial may be helpful: https://youtu.be/rQ9gRPeaur8)

PATTERN NOTES
The hat starts with a garter trim ribbed brim, before transitioning to the stranded colourwork patterning for the body of the hat. Crown shaping completes the hat.
The pattern is provided in three sizes, but if you wish to make further adjustments, here are some suggestions. To alter the depth, adjust the rounds of rib in the brim, or add extra plain rounds between motifs if a slouchier hat is required. The best way to alter the circumference is to add or remove repeats of the motif in multiples of 12, adjusting total stitch count. You can change both depth and width a bit by using a smaller or larger needle size or a different weight yarn, but you will need to work a swatch to be sure you are getting a fabric you will like and then calculate what size of hat you will make using your new tension information.

Kits and yarn are available at https://shop.acknitwear.co.uk/