Leeward by Louise Zass-Bangham


October 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch/Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
166 - 200 yards (152 - 183 m)
S/M to fit 20"/51cm head & L/XL to fit 22"/56cm head
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A simple, slouchy beanie with gentle colour around the brim. Part of the Safe Haven story, this co-ordinates with the other pieces.

This hat is a warm, but lightweight, single layer of baby alpaca. Need an even warmer hat? Try the double-layer version, Storm Warning.

The colourwork is all simple stripes, no intarsia. There are some stitches to pick-up, and decreases to work at the crown. It can be worked flat and seamed, or seamlessly in the round.

You only need a small amount of each of the contrast colours. This means you can use this pattern to finish-up contrast yarns from making some of the other gorgeous projects in the Safe Haven ebook.

S/M to fit 20”/51cm head L/XL to fit 22”/56cm head

Blue Sky Alpacas Sportweight & Melange
100% baby alpaca, 100m/110yds per 50g skein
120m/130yds (150m/165yds) Licorice 803 (A). 10m/11yds each of Relish 808 (B), Bubblegum 811 (C), Taupe 505 (D).
Tapestry needle

Worked flat: 3.25mm/US 3 & 3.75mm/US 5 needles

OR worked in the round: 3.25mm/US 3 & 3.75mm/US 5 needles for your preferred method of working in the round - either double pointed needles, two sets of circulars or a circular with 80cm/32” cable for magic loop.
Stitch marker
Optional in round: materials for short provisional cast on & grafting.

22sts & 30 rows to 10cm/4” sq in Stocking Stitch/Stockinette with 3.75mm/US 5 needles or size required to get gauge.

Technical editing: Akshata Dhareshwar
Sample knitting: Mel
Photography: Louise Zass-Bangham