A hat inspired by maps. Grid lines and squares represent the distance measures on a map and diagonal directions on a compass. There is a repeating Fair Isle style motif around the head using four colours. A contrast colour is used part way through the pattern to create additional interest. Concentric rings reminiscent of contour lines rise up the crown, topped off with a colourful pompom. The pattern also has instructions for a three colour version.
Gauge: 24 stitches & 25rows = 10cm/4ins in pattern.
Yarn: DK weight approx. Four colour option - Colour 1: 55m/60yds, Colour 2: 90m/98yds, C3: 55m/60yds, Colour 4: 30m/32yds. Three colour option - Colour 1: 50m/54yds, Colours 2 & 3: each 90m/98yds.
Yarn suggestions: Jamieson’s of Shetland DK, Stylecraft Special DK, West Yorkshire Spinners Blue Faced Leicester DK.
Jamieson’s of Shetland DK - #102 Shaela, #104 Natural White, #103 Sholmit, #470 Pumpkin.
West Yorkshire Spinners Blue Faced Leicester DK - Burnt Orange, Olive and Honey.
Needles: Set of 3.75mm (US 5) dpn’s or can be worked with a 3.75mm circular needle 40cm long. This size needle is used to cast on and work the ribbed edging. Set of 4.5mm (US 7) dpn’s. Can be worked with a 4.5mm circular needle 40cm long changing to 4.5mm dpn’s during the decrease rounds. Or can be worked using 4.5mm circular needle 80cm or longer using the Magic Loop method. This size needle is used for working the pattern panel and crown shaping.
Notions: tapestry needle for weaving in ends, waste yarn for stitch markers.