Ballan hat by Tracey Lee

Ballan hat

by Tracey Lee
May 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
126 - 180 yards (115 - 165 m)
xsmall, small, medium, large, xlarge
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Ballan is a colour work hat based on a sunflower that I was lucky to encounter in my travels last summer.

The stylised sunflower that sits on the crown of the hat features simple stranded colour work petals around a textured centre.

The design is worked seamlessly from crown to band in the round using two or more colours.

Choose colours with good contrast for a realistic representation of the Sunflower the design is based on.

Design may be knit as either a fitted or slouchy hat

The simple colour work and cables make this pattern good for adventurous knitters wanting to try new techniques

Two coloured hat requires
Colour A - 95-130m/105-140 yards
Colour B - 20-35m/20-40 yards

XS 35cm/14 inches
S 41cm/16 inches
M 48cm/19 inches
L 55cm/22 inches
XL 63cm/25 inches
Length as written approximately – 15-30cms/6-12 inches

Pattern has been successfully test knit