MUD Hat by Andi OldTrout

MUD Hat

Knitting
March 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in Mosaic Ugly Duckling Pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
140 - 155 yards (128 - 142 m)
18" - 20" circumference
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The MUD (Mosaic Ugly Duckling Hat) is a bottom up Mosaic slip stitch hat was designed as a warm, dense hat for charities that provide warmth to children in some of the coldest regions of the world. The mosaic chart used in this pattern was designed by the lovely and talented Karin Aida, and made famous in her Ugly Duckling Socks pattern. The chart is simple, yet effective, as the main color (MC) both frames and separates the color(s) in the contrasting yarn, enhancing or tempering the contrasting color (CC), which will transform it into the swan it wants to be.

As written, the hat measures 18” - 20” in circumference, and is stretchy enough to fit heads from child-sized to adult. Suggestions are given to increase or decrease the size, if desired.

This pattern can be knit with any bulky or worsted weight doubled yarn, and can incorporate scraps easily. Mosaic stitch accommodates different yarn thicknesses well, so many combinations can give a nice result. 1 100g. skein of the MC and a 50g. skein of the CC is all that is needed. Self-striping yarn works well as the CC.

Gauge can be anywhere from 3.5 - 4 spi, and 6 -7 rows per inch. Swatch for best results.

This pattern has been test knit.

Pattern design is by Claire Russell