Trinity Bellwoods Hat by Lorraine Condotta

Trinity Bellwoods Hat

October 2012
FatCatKnits Handpainted Polwarth hand-spun
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
20" or 22" circumference
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In Toronto, there have been sightings of rare Albino squirrels. These animals are so wonderful there is a street and a café named for them. In celebration, I created this hand-spun hat featuring white squirrels topped off with a giant knit acorn so you can be warm this season.

And there is nothing nutty about that.*

Materials: 4 oz 114g of worsted weight yarn in MC (main colour), 2 oz 57g in CC (contrasting colour)
Yarn Details: Hand-spun 2ply yarn; MC: FatCatKnits Handpainted Polwarth in Sweet Tortie; CC: natural FatCatKnits Handpainted Polwarth; 10-11wpi.
Needles: US6 4mm 40 cm circular needle, four US6 4mm DPNs – you may need a larger needle size for the stranded sections depending how tighly you tension your floats
Gauge: 5 sts per 1” 2.5 cm in stockinette Finished size: 20” 51 cm or 22” 56 cm around
Other: tapestry needle for darning or grafting; small amount of Poly-fil or other fiberfill stuffing; stitch marker