Rokkakkei Hat + Cowl by Kirsten Johnstone

Rokkakkei Hat + Cowl

Knitting
June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 60 rows = 4 inches
in Honeycomb Brioche
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
180 - 241 yards (165 - 220 m)
Cowl - 1 size. Hat - 4 sizes [Nominally XS (S, M, L). To fit head circumference 18 (20, 22, 24) in / 46 (51, 56, 61) cm]
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六角形 | Rokkakkei : Japanese for (n) hexagon.
One piece of the Kei Collection.

A sophisticated hat and cowl design utilising lush texture and a cute drawstring to ensure excellent fit with a dash of fun. Woolfolk Tynd and SNO were chosen for sumptuous softness and the beautiful array of chic colour options.
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Construction Notes
The cowl is worked circularly from the top down (ribbing to honeycomb pattern). A folded drawstring casing is worked between ribbing and honeycomb pattern with a final folded hem to bottom edge. The I-cord drawstring is worked separately after completion.

The hat is worked circularly from the ribbed brim through the body of the hat worked in the honeycomb pattern. A folded drawstring casing is worked between ribbing and honeycomb pattern.

Pattern details Honeycomb Brioche pattern, folded hem technique and I-cord drawstring.
Cowl - 1 size only.
Hat - 4 sizes detailed in the pattern.
Slip markers as they are encountered.

Size
Cowl
One Size: 20 in / 50cm circumference, 6.75 in / 17cm high

Hat
Nominally XS (S, M, L)
To fit head circumference 18 (20, 22, 24) in / 46 (51, 56, 61) cm
Finished hat circumference 16 (18, 20, 22) in / 40 (45, 50, 55) cm
Finished height 8 (8, 8.5, 8.5) in / 20 (20.5, 21.5, 22) cm
Hat Sample shown in size M on head size 22.5 in / 57cm.

Yarn
Cowl
Woolfolk Tynd in colour 9 100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®; 223 yds / 204 m / 50g: 1 skein
OR
220 yds / 200 m of Fingering Weight yarn.

Hat
Woolfolk SNO in colour 1 and 2 100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®; 223 yds / 204 m / 50g: 1 (1, 1, 2) skein(s)
OR
180 (200, 220, 240) yds / 165 (185, 200, 220) m of Fingering Weight yarn.

Needle
4mm (US6) (or needle to obtain gauge) 16in / 40cm circular needle; for Hat only, you will also need a set of DPNs in same size
3.75mm (US5) (or needle to obtain gauge) 16in / 40cm circular needle

Other
Slippery Waste/Scrap Yarn
Stitch Holders
Tapestry needle
5 Stitch Markers, 1 Colour A, 4 Colour B.

Gauge
20 stitches and 60 rows in 4in / 10cm in Honeycomb Brioche Pattern, washed and blocked flat, using larger needle.
40 stitches and 36 rows in 4in / 10cm in 1x2 Rib Pattern, washed and blocked flat, using smaller needle.

Note: It is easiest to count rows in Honeycomb Brioche by looking at the WS of the work. Each visible purl ridge equals 2 rows.

Skill Level
Experienced Intermediate to Advanced