Apple Swizzle Hat by Thea Colman

Apple Swizzle Hat

Knitting
June 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Dip stitch pattern using larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
252 - 504 yards (230 - 461 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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Errata available: ravelry.com

Apple Swizzle uses dip stitches, and they are just too much fun!

Thea’s hat is the fourth project in Boost Your Knitting, a programme to help you grow your knitting skills.

You can purchase Boost Your Knitting from Arnall-Culliford Knitwear and for £30.00 (which includes worldwide shipping) you will receive digital photo tutorials and patterns each month, along with a copy of the print book in September 2019. The complete programme consists of twelve tutorials and patterns in pdf and print format, video tutorials and a 10% discount code for the Arnall-Culliford Knitwear online shop (not valid on kits, and not valid in conjunction with any other offer).

SIZES
Small (Medium, Large)
Hat circumference above brim (unstretched): 45 (48, 51) cm [17¾ (19, 20¼) in]
Depth: 23.5 (23.5, 24.5) cm [9¼ (9¼, 9½) in]

YARN
Fyberspates Vivacious DK (DK weight; 100% superwash merino; 230m per 115g skein)
Avocado (827) 1 (1, 2) x 115g skein
Shown in size Small. Size large uses 1 skein if pompom is omitted.

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
1 set 3.25mm [US 3] circular needles, 40cm [16in] long for brim, or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round
1 set 3.5mm [US 4] circular needles, 40cm [16in] long, or size needed to match tension for body of hat, or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round
1 set 3.5mm [US 4] double-pointed needles, or size needed to match tension for body of hat, or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round
Cable needle
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

TENSION
25 sts and 30 rounds to 10cm [4in] over dip stitch pattern, using larger needles, after washing and blocking
26 sts and 30 rounds to 10cm [4in] over ribbing, using smaller needles, after washing and blocking

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
Photo tutorials for the following techniques can be found within this book:
Dip down 3
The following video tutorials can be found on our website at www.acknitwear.co.uk/boost-your-knitting
Working dip stitches

PATTERN NOTES
The hat starts with a ribbed brim, before transitioning to the cabled and dip stitch patterning for the body of the hat. Crown shaping completes the hat and you can choose whether or not to add a pompom.
The pattern is provided in three sizes, but if you wish to make further adjustments, here are some suggestions. To alter the depth, knit the ribbed brim to a different measurement.
The best way to alter the circumference is to add or remove repeats of the motif in multiples of 8, adjusting total stitch count. You can change both depth and width a bit by using a smaller or larger needle size or a different weight yarn, but you will need to work a swatch to be sure you are getting a fabric you will like and then calculate what size of hat you will make using your new tension information.

Errata: Round 5 of the crown shaping should say “to last 3 sts” (not 4) since the 4th stitch is from the start of the next round.