This fun little hat is a great introduction to stranded colorwork. The pattern is easily memorized but has a striking visual impact.
For a similar look to the pictures, choose a solid, neutral yarn for the main color and a highly variegated yarn for the contrasting color.
(Adult version of this hat available here!)
Baby (Toddler, Child). Shown in Baby size.
Finished circumference: 14.25 (16, 17.75)” or 36 [40.5, 45] cm
Malabrigo Yarn Rios (100% merino; 210yds/192m per 100g skein): 1 skein in Natural for Color A, 1 skein in Fresco y Seco for Color B
Recommended needles (make sure to check gauge and change sizes if needed):
US #5 [3.75 mm] double-pointed needles, set of 4 or 5 (or preferred type of needles for small diameter knitting in the round, or 16” long circular needle for largest size)
US #6 [4.0 mm] circular needle, 16” long (optional, for largest size only)
US #6 [4.0 mm] double-pointed needles, set of 4 or 5 (or preferred type of needles for small diameter knitting in the round)
Stitch marker, yarn needle
27 sts/ 30 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Colorwork Chevron pattern on larger needles