2 Glasses of Pink Zin by Thea Colman

2 Glasses of Pink Zin

November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette, pattern has gauge listed for each motif and ribbing
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
Both hats are designed to fit a 20" head as written.
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I find that hats are like potato chips, and it’s hard to stop after just one - so 2 Glasses of Pink Zin is for those of you who want another after finishing the first. Both are delicate and feminine, as that’s what the pink was begging for :)

The first glass is a cozy cabled hat. It can be worn deep with a little slouch, or you can fold the brim back and wear it like a traditional cap. The cables are intricate and varied, and the crown is fun to work - as the other cables all decrease into the twisted ribs.

The second glass uses the slipped stitch motif I was playing with in my Silver Gin Fizz. This time it’s worked sparingly, in offset ribs. This hat has a delicate brim and a slouchy fit, with a cool detail in the crown when that last slipped stitch disappears.

Yarn Requirements: Each hat = 175 yards of worsted.

As for modifications, it’s easy to alter either for depth, and you can adjust the ribbing to be wider or narrower as you please. The slipped stitch hat can be knit to almost any width by changing the amount of repeats you use.

The cabled hat is not so pliable since the repeat is a greater number of stitches, but could be made a little bigger or smaller by working in heavier/lighter yarn or altering needle size. Just check gauge first!