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.
If you just want the single hat pattern, you can still add the Port & Starboard wristees to your basket for free, and use up more of your contrast colours that way too.
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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).
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.
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