Blenky by Making Stories

Blenky

Knitting
October 2021
Sew Happy Jane Sustain DK
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in the round, in colourwork, on larger needle, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
98 - 191 yards (90 - 175 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) [7, 8, 9] | Hat circumference: 33.5 (38.5, 40.75, 43.25, 45.5, 48) [52.75, 57.5, 62.5] cm / 13.25 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19) [20.75, 22.75, 24.5]” | 0 - 3 mos (3 - 9 mos, 6 - 9 mos, 9 mos - 12 mos, 12 mos - 2 yrs, 2 - 6 yrs) [adult sizes]
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Blenky is your quintessential Autumn/Winter hat. With its simple colourwork and effortless style, it’s as satisfying to knit as it is to wear. The brim features cozy twisted stitches that keep your ears snug and warm. Watch the colourwork pattern appear like frost on the tree branches as the intuitive pattern repeat encourages just one more row. Before you know it you are ready to decrease for the crown, and then there is the age old question. Should you add a pom pom?

Blenky was designed to showcase your favourite color combos, and with nine sizes (child to adult) you can easily make a matching version for your little one. The only thing left to decide is what colours should you choose first?

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) 7, 8, 9

Hat circumference: 33.5 (38.5, 40.75, 43.25, 45.5, 48) 52.75, 57.5, 62.5 cm / 13.25 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19) 20.75, 22.75, 24.5

Total length: 13.75 (15, 15, 17, 17, 17) cm / 5.5 (6, 6, 6.75, 6.75, 6.75) 7.5, 7.5, 7.5

A note on sizes:
The sizes are divided up between the baby and child sizes (), and the adult sizes . Each baby and child size corresponds to the following age ranges: 0 - 3 mos (3 - 9 mos, 6 - 9 mos, 9 mos - 12 mos, 12 mos - 2 yrs, 2 - 6 yrs).

Yarn

Sew Happy Jane Sustain DK (70% Merino, 30% Corriedale; 128 metres / 140 yards per 50 g)

47 (49, 52, 55, 60, 68) 75, 90, 104 metres / 51 (54, 57, 60, 66, 74) 82, 98, 114 yards for MC

40 (43, 46, 50, 53, 56) 59, 64, 70 metres / 44 (47, 50, 55, 58, 61) 64, 70, 76 yards for CC

Sample shown is knit in colourway Beachwood (MC) and Terra Cotta (CC). Heather wears a size 7 with 1.25 cm / 0.5” ease.

Needles

3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of 40 cm / 16” (or needle one size smaller than main needle) for brim.

3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle with a cable length of 40 cm / 16” (or needle size to obtain gauge).

3.75 mm / US 5 double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge) for crown.

Gauge

25 sts x 29 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” in the round, in colourwork, on larger needle, after blocking.
25 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” in the round, in Stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking.
28 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” in the round, in Half Twisted Rib, on smaller needle, after blocking.

Notions
• Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
• Darning needle
• Removable stitch markers (optional)
• Stitch markers
• Tape measure