Oculus by K.M. Bedigan

Oculus

Knitting
February 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch in the Round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
XS, S, M, L
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In the ruins of the Baths of Emperor Diocletian in Rome, now stands the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri (St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs). In 2000, a glass skylight was added to the dome. The skylight, designed by the artist Narcissus Quagliata, casts wonderful colours around the building. For more information on the building and the inspiration behind the hat, this blogpost will help!

The Oculus hat is based on the skylight, the colours seen in version A are directly inspired by the original and use yarns from Jamieson & Smith’s 2-Ply Jumper Weight and Shetland Heritage ranges.

Want to mix it up a bit? The hat pattern and it’s structure also allows you to play around with colours; choose one main shade and then as many others as you like! Perfect for all those small quantities or scraps of fingering weight yarns!

Sizes
XS S, M, L. To fit approximately 16, 18, 20, 22” / 40 45, 50, 55 cm.

Materials
200—300yds / 180—275m of Fingering weight (4 Ply) yarn in two or more shades (exact yardages included in pattern).
2.5 mm / US 1.5 DPNs or Circular Needle
2.75mm / US 2 DPNs or Circular Needle
1 Stitchmarker
Tapestry Needle

Gauge
32 stitches to 4”/10cm, 40 rows to 4”/10cm on 2.75mm/US 2 needles in the round.