Wine in the Wool Hat by Nicole Montgomery
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Wine in the Wool Hat

Knitting
November 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch and 2-color ribbing
US 3 - 3.25 mm
140 - 265 yards (128 - 242 m)
17.25 (18.5, 19.75, 21)” circ / small child (older child, smaller adult, larger adult)
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Frabjous Fibers takes their inspiration for their yarn and colorway names from Alice in Wonderland. When thinking about what to name this pattern set, I found inspiration in the words of the Alice in Wonderland “Drinking Song”:

Then fill up the glasses as quick as you can,
And sprinkle the table with buttons and bran,
Put cats in the Coffee and mice in the tea
And welcome Queen Alice with thirty times three.
Put cats in the Coffee and mice in the tea
And welcome Queen Alice with thirty times three.

Then put in the glasses molasses and ink
Or anything else that is pleasant to drink,
Mix sand with the cider and wool with the wine
And welcome Queen Alice with ninety times nine,
Mix sand with the cider and wool with the wine
And welcome Queen Alice with ninety times nine.

The “Mice in the Tea” Mad Hatter mini skein pack colorway that I was working with had such rich colors, I though it was a perfect illustration of “Wine in the Wool”!

This hat comes in sizes that will fit preschooler up through a larger adult head. And the stitch pattern is simple enough for car or tv-knitting.

Techniques used:
• Knitting in the round
• Working with 2 colors (just alternating, no long carries)
• knitting & purling
• K2tog decreases
• Reading a very simple colorwork chart
• Keeping track of established stitch pattern while working decrease instructions

The Yarn:
140 (180, 220, 265) yds of Mad Hatter sport-weight, 100% Merino yarn from Frabjous Fibers • One mini skein pack includes 5 mini skeins • 86 yds each • 142 g
Sample Hat made from the “Mice in the Tea” colorway

Other Materials:
• US Size 3 / 3.25mm circular needle
• 1 traveling stitch marker
• yarn needle

Special thank you to MargiBorck & Wolflovertoo for doing a great job test knitting and offering suggestions for this pattern!

Make this hat a set by knitting the “Wine in the Wool” cowl, too! Instructions for both the hat & cowl are included in the pdf that can be purchased through the “Buy it now” link on this page. Or, Wine in the Wool can be purchased through the “Color Packs & Stash Scraps” link to get it along with 11 other patterns that focus on using smaller quantities of multiple colors of yarn, making them perfect for pairing with mini skein color bundles, or using as stash busters!