Opposite Day Hat by Carina Spencer

Opposite Day Hat

Knitting
November 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in pattern (given)
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
170 - 265 yards (155 - 242 m)
14¼ (17, 20, 22¾)”
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A textured hat with a playful, slipped stitch, colorwork pattern. Directions are provided to work the stitch pattern with stripes or without, creating two very different effects. The yellow & grey sample uses only slipped stitches for colorwork meaning you are only ever working with one color at a time. The teal & green sample has just one stranded round every 4th round making it an easy introduction to stranded knitting for a beginner. Pick up the matching cowl pattern to make a set with reversed colors as shown in the photos!

This pattern has a coordinating cowl. Purchase both the Opposite Day Cowl & Hat patterns and receive a $2 discount! No code needed and purchases do not have to be made at the same time, the discount will be automatically applied any time the second pattern in the set is purchased.

TUTORIAL VIDEO
Click here for a tutorial video on how to work the cable stitches used in this pattern without a cable needle.

SIZES + MEASUREMENTS
Pattern is written for 4 sizes to accommodate kids and adults. Directions are given for Infant size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses as follows: Infant (Child, Adult S/M, Adult L/XL). Sample shown is Adult S/M on a 21½” head circumference.

CIRCUMFERENCE: 14¼ (17, 20, 22¾)”
DEPTH: 6 (7½, 8¾, 9½)”

TECHNIQUES + STITCHES
cast on
knitting in the round
knit
purl
basic cable techniques – video tutorial provided
decrease (k2tog, k3tog, k4tog)

MATERIALS
YARN: In sport weight yarn, for Version 1 as shown in the teal & green sample: C1 - 45 (55, 65, 75) yds 42 (51, 60, 69) m, C2 - 120 (140, 165, 190) yds 110 (128, 151, 174) m. For Version 2 as shown in the grey & yellow sample: C1 - 100 (115, 135, 155) yds 92 (105, 124, 142) m, C2 - 70 (80, 90, 105) yds 64 (73, 82, 96) m.

Version 1 was knit with The Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport (65% Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Yak; 320 yards/skein) in Headboard (C1) and Buzz Lighter (C2). Version 2 was knit with Madelinetosh Tosh Sport (100% Merino; 270 yards/skein) in Subtle Grellow (C1) and Composition Book Grey (C2).

NEEDLES: dpns, and 12” or 16” circular needle in US 4 (3.5 mm) & 2 (2.75 mm)OR size required to obtain gauge and two sizes smaller. Cable needle.

NOTIONS: 5 st mkrs, darning needle for weaving in ends.

ERRATA
Version 2, R13 should read:
With C1, #k3, 1/2LC, k1 to 4 sts before mkr, k4tog#, sm, rep to end of r. – 15 sts dec’d; 40 (60, 80, 100) sts