Ornäs hat by Ysolda Teague

Ornäs hat

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May 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
small [large]
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A nature inspired colourwork hat with a stunning crown. Showing how effective just two colours can be, these fun projects are ideal for new colourwork knitters. Purchase both the hat and coordinating mitts together in one great value pattern.

The mitts are worked from the ribbed cuff at the knuckles up to the wrist. This long cuff can be work folded back when you need to use your fingers or unfolded for extra warmth. The mitts feature the same stitch patterns as the hat and a thumb worked by binding off and then casting on stitches on the following round. More stitches are cast on than bound off and the additional stitches are decreased in a single column that creates a diagonal line following the life line on the palm. The mitts are finished with garter stitch cuffs and stitches are picked up around the opening left for the thumb which is also worked in stranded colourwork.

The Ornäsbjork is a type of silver birch that’s the national tree of Sweden. The colourwork patterns are inspired not by the iconic silhouettes of birch trees in winter but by their details: the textures and shapes of their catkins, trunks and leaves.

The pattern includes the following versions:
3 column format pdf designed to be printed on A4 or letter paper

Heavy fingering / sport weight wool yarn.

Green and grey set shown in Rauma Finullgarn (100% Norwegian wool, 191 yds / 175m, 1.76oz / 50g)

Colour A: 498

Colour B: 403

Brown set shown in Skein Queen Ullvärme (100% Swedish wool, 330 yds / 300m, 3.53oz / 100g)

Colour A: Hornbean

Colour B: Silver Birch
105110 yds / 95100m of colour A
6570 yds / 6065m of colour B

US 5 / 3.75mm 16” / 40cm circular and dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd

27 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in colourwork in the round

knitting, purling
casting on, binding off
working in the round
working small circumferences in the round
colourwork (using a chart)
make one increases
k2tog decreases
ssk decreases
short rows

Getting Started With Colourwork
Three ways to hold yarn for stranded colourwork
Decreases in Stranded Colourwork
Stranded Colourwork: Tips for Small Circumferences