Straemsoond Hat by Donna Smith
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Straemsoond Hat

Knitting
October 2017
Langsoond Double Knit
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Colourwork
US 7 - 4.5 mm
219 - 252 yards (200 - 230 m)
One size to fit an average adult head
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This hat is inspired by a traditional Fair Isle pattern, it is repeated to create a contemporary all over design, combining simple zig zags that converge at the crown and is the same motif I used on “The Good Years Hat” pattern.

Streamsoond is a stretch of water we can see from our croft that runs into Landsound, the area of sea that the yarn is named after.
It is knitted in the round in a DK weight yarn to create a cosy hat to keep those winter winds out (with optional pom pom!).

This design has been knitted using Langsoond DK Shetland wool, this yarn has been spun from fleeces our own Shetland sheep and from neighbouring crofts. The quantity of each batch is limited but the following yarns can be used as an alternative for this pattern:

Uradale Yarns Double Knit Organic undyed yarn
Uradale Double Knit Weight Organic Yarn
Blacker British Classic Double Knitting Yarn

Pattern Details:

Size: One size to fit an average-sized head: 53-56cm (21-22in)
Actual brim circumference: 62cm (24½in)
Actual length from brim to crown: 24.5cm (9½in)

Straemsoond hat is quite a slouchy hat; if you prefer a more fitted beanie style hat you can remove one of the chart repeats to make the hat shorter.

Gauge: 24 sts and 28 rnds over 10cm (4in) over colourwork in the round using 4.0mm needles

Yarn: Langsoond Double Knitting (100% Shetland Wool, 220m (238yds)/100g skein)
Shade A (background colour): Keksie x 1 skein actual quantity 72g; 158m (174yds)
Shade B (contrast colour): Haigrie x 1 skein actual quantity 30g; 64m (70yds)

Needles and Notions: 3.5mm (UK 10-9/US 4) circular needle, length 40cm (16in)
4.0mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needle, length 40cm (16in) and a set of three or more DPNs for finishing the crown
Or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round; or needles in a size required to give correct gauge

Stitch marker
Blunt tapestry needle