Traquair Hat and Mitts
A hat and mitts set in a variety of herringbone stitch (yarn quantities are for both hat and mitts!). They’re knitted flat — the stitch is fully described in the instructions — and then seamed using a three-needle bind-off. The fabric is dense and cushy, with a wrong side that’s as lovely as the right side. Designed to make the most of speckle-dyed singles yarns, they can both be worked from one skein plus less than half a skein of contrast yarn. Or use a plain yarn throughout with a bold highlight.
Approx. 250-285m/273-312yds MC & 125-155m/138-170yds CC 4-ply/fingering weight yarn for both hat & mitts.
Shown in: MC - Skein Queen Selkino (400m/440yds per 100g; 70% Merino/30% silk) in Taransay
CC - Skein Queen Enchant (400m/440yds per 100g; 70% alpaca/20% silk/10% cashmere) in Eau de Nil
3mm (US2) needles of your choice for knitting hat brim; cuff and top edge of mitts flat
3mm (US2) pair of double pointed needles for picking up sts and 3-needle bind-off
5mm (US8) needles of your choice for knitting herringbone stitch body of accessories flat
(Or sizes needed to achieve gauge)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
HAT 47 51cm/18.5 20” around
To fit head 53 58cm/21 23” around head at brim
22cm/8.5” in height, brim to crown
MITTS 18 21cm/7 8.25” in circumference around wrist/palm
21 23cm/8.25 9” around palm & thumb together