Barra Marled Hat by Evin Bail O'Keeffe
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Barra Marled Hat

Knitting
February 2018
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
60 - 180 yards (55 - 165 m)
Preemie (0-18 months, 18-36 months shown, 4-6 years)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

There is nothing quite like the texture and warmth of handknits when there is a chill in the air. The Barra Marled Hat offers an approachable pattern light on challenge, but heavy on beauty. The marled effect is created by pairing washable solid-colored DK and a colorful sock yarn to be knit as one. Doubled yarns result in a beautiful marled look and extra warmth. Named for the beautiful Gougane Barra National Park in West Cork, the colors I used remind me of the heather, bog cotton, and wild clover found in the park.

Notes: DK and sock yarn paired to knit as one. Berroco Vintage DK (Fennel 2175 colorway) and DROPS Fable (Guacamole 151 colorway) were used for the samples in this book.

Materials:
90 yards DK
90 yards sock yarn
4.0mm circular knitting needles and 5.0mm circular knitting needles

Gauge: 19sts x 22 rows per 10x10cm (4x4in)

FROM FEBRUARY TO JUNE 8, 2018, this pattern is exclusively available through Irish Country Living website. After June 9, the pattern PDF will be available here as a free direct download.