Mom's Favorite Color by Paige Reisenfeld
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Mom's Favorite Color

November 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch and Broken Plaid pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
180 - 260 yards (165 - 238 m)
18/20” (46/51cm), 20/22” (51/56cm), 22/24” (56/61cm)
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“Mom’s Favorite Color” is a quick, slightly slouchy bottom-up hat that looks more complicated than it is. It uses only one color per row and the plaid effect is created by slipped stitches. The name is a tribute to my mom, who in answer to the age-old question, “What is your favorite color?” always replied, “Plaid.”

There are two options included here: one that uses purl stitches and one that uses knit stitches. Two PDF options are available, one with written instructions and one with charts.

Instructions are given with 2 CCs, however if you are only using 1, use that one whenever a CC is mentioned.

2-3 colors of light worsted/DK weight yarn (or whatever gives you gauge)

1 16” size 4 circular needle
1 16” size 7 circular needle
1 set size 7 dpns (or whatever gives you gauge)

18/20” (46/51cm), 20/22” (51/56cm), 22/24” (56/61cm)

Yarn Amounts
MC – 85 (92, 100) yards/78 (84, 91) meters
CC – 95 (106, 116) yards/87 (97, 106) meters

  • Divide the CC by 2 if using 2 CCs
  • Add roughly 20 yards/18 meters to each color if adding a pom-pom

This pattern has been test knit.