Chalk Drawings Hat by Lisa K. Ross

Chalk Drawings Hat

by Lisa K. Ross
June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
S (M, L)
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Doodling in a notebook or drawing with chalk, graphic geometric patterns have always been a fun way to pass the time. This hat uses the same playful spirit of sketching with chalk, with bright hues of Three Irish Girls yarn against a dark gray ‘blacktop’ background. The repetitive and predictable design makes for a relaxing knit, while frequent color changes keep things exciting. The result is an eye-catching beanie with a bit of slouch, featuring graphic colorwork crown decreases that will make your inner child giggle with pleasure at your very own Chalk Drawings.

Adult S (M, L) to fit head circumference of 19.75-21.25 (21.5-23, 23.5-25)”/ 50-54 (54.5-58.5, 59.5-63.5)cm with 1.5-3”/4-7.5cm negative ease; approx. 9.25”/23.5cm deep

Three Irish Girls ADORN LUXE (85% Superwash Merino, 15% Nylon; 430 yards / 100 grams):
Main Color: 1 skein or approx. 165 yards
Contrast Colors 1-5: 1 set mini skeins or approx. 40 yards each of 5 colors

Sample shown in ‘Doge’s Palace’ (MC) and ‘Sidewalk Chalk’ mini skeins (CC)

US 1 (2.25mm) and US 2 (2.75mm), or as required to meet gauge: 16” (40cm) circular for each size and DPNs in larger size

35 sts and 38 rounds = 4”/10cm in stranded colorwork on larger needles

10 (11, 12) stitch markers, tapestry needle


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