Two Medicine by Faye Kennington

Two Medicine

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September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Stockinette in the Round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
231 yards (211 m)
The finished hat is 19½ (22¼)”/ 49.5 (56.5)cm around and 10 (10)”/ 24.6 (25)cm deep.
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The intriguing green yarn used in my first hat is named “Two Medicine” after an area of Glacier National Park. The area is so named because of 2 medicine lodges that were in the area.

The Two Medicine yarn, combined with these berry colours, creates a sumptuous, rich and indulgent hat.

Wanting to see the difference that a whole other palette would bring to the stranded motifs, I chose an icy blue and bright pink for my second sample. These colours created a hat with cheering and youthful appeal. With two colourways that bring equally uplifting but different energies, Two Medicine became the name for this pattern. Whichever colours you choose, I hope the project proves good medicine for you.

This slouchy hat is worked in the round from the ribbed brim to the crown. Decrease rows are worked into single colour rest rows between charted stranded sections.

The finished hat is 19½ (22¼)”/ 49.5 (56.5)cm around and 10 (10)”/ 24.6 (25)cm deep.

Yarn: Polka Dot Sheep Stumptown DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 212m/231y; 3.5 oz/ 100g. 25g of each MC, CC1, CC2, CC3. Colours used for sample hats are Bitterroot, Two Medicine, Juneberry, & Beargrass and Cornice, Spinel, Beargrass & Glacier Chaser.

US 6 (4mm) 16”/40cm circular and double pointed needles or needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
US 4 (3.5mm) 16”/40cm circular, or size smaller than larger needle; stitch marker; tapestry needle.

23 sts/26 rows over 4”/10cm in stranded stockinette using US 6 (4mm) needles.

CC – Contrast Colour
K – Knit
K2tog – Knit 2 together
MC – Main Colour
P – Purl
Rep – Repeat
Rnd(s) – Round(s)
St(s) – Stitch(es)