Symphony Hat by Annamária Ötvös

Symphony Hat

Knitting
December 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in charted stranded colourwork
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 260 yards (183 - 238 m)
S (M: L: XL)
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Symphony Hat is worked in the round with stranded colourwork technique. The sample is made with 6 colours, but the pattern is easily adjustable for 4, 3 or 2 colours only. Use the blank charts to create your own colour palette. Hat begins with an optional tubular cast on, the crown shaping is partially integrated into the colourwork pattern. Please note that the colourwork pattern is charted only.


Gauge
28 sts and 32 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in charted stranded colourwork pattern knit in the round with larger needle after blocking
Obtaining the correct gauge is not crucial, but any differences will affect the size of the finished hat.

Sizes
S (M: L: XL)
To fit 55 (58: 61: 64) cm / 21½ (23: 24: 25¼) inches head circumference

Finished Measurements
47 (51.5: 53.5: 55.5) cm / 18½ (20¼: 21: 22) inches circumference at widest point, 23.5 (24.5: 25.5: 27) cm / 9¼ (9¾: 10: 10½) inches height, unstretched. The sample is a size S, shown on a 55 cm / 21½ inches head.

Yarn
Approximately 76 (83: 91: 100) m/83 (91: 100: 110) y of MC, 30 (33: 36: 40) m/33 (36: 40: 44) y of C1, 34 (36: 40: 44) m/37 (40: 44: 48) y of C2, 13 (14: 15: 16) m/14 (15: 16: 17) y of C3, 19 (21: 23: 25) m/21 (23: 25: 27) y of C4, 9 (10: 11: 12) m/10 (11: 12: 13) y of C5.

Sample made with The Plucky Knitter Plucky Feet (90% Merino, 10% Nylon; 389 m /425 y per skein) in colourway Ogre as MC, Green Goddess as C1, Table Settings as C2, Icey Audrey as C3, Bellini as C4 and Grandma Bev as C5.

Needles
· 80 cm/32” circular needle or 40 cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (dpns) in each of the following sizes: 3.5 mm/ US 4 and 3.0 mm/ US 2½ (or size to obtain gauge)

40 cm/16” circular needles and dpns are optional if you prefer the Magic Loop Method for working small circumferences in the round.

Notions
· 1 stitch marker
· waste yarn for the tubular cast on (optional)

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Knitting in the round, knitting with dpns or magic loop, working stranded colourwork from chart.