Chill Out Winter Hat by Marly Bird

Chill Out Winter Hat

December 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
350 yards (320 m)
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This hat was made to fight the winter blues that happen to so many of us. While knitting it I found pleasure in doing the Latvian Braid for the first time and then working two-handed fair isle for the body of the hat in two colors that absolutely love. But the part that really made my heart sing is the crown. The decreases on the crown are done in such a way that the colorwork pattern is uninterrupted which I find very satisfying. Overall, making this hat kicked the blues away and I was much more chilled out when I was finished. Hence the name, Chill Out Winter Hat.

Finished Measurements
Adult: 21.7” circumference around
Gauge: 18 sts = 4” in stockinette stitch and larger needles
Yarn: Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™ Art. R170 100% Merino Wool available 3.5 oz (100 g),186 yd (170 m) balls Poolside (MC) 1 ball, Creme de Mint (CC) 1 ball.
Needles: size 6 (4 mm) 16” circular needles, size 8 (5 mm) 16” circular needles and set of 5 dpn’s.
Notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle
K -- Knit
P -- Purl
PM -- place marker
MC -- main color
CC -- contrasting color

When working with two colors on the same row use the Fair Isle technique of changing colors.
Careful when working the stranded knitting, keep the floats with some give or the hat will not fit.