Columbia River Hat by Kay Hopkins

Columbia River Hat

Knitting
December 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette using medium needle in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
150 - 300 yards (137 - 274 m)
S, M, L, XL Circumference: 16(18.5, 22, 23.5) inches / 41(47, 56, 60)cm
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The colorwork design on this hat is inspired by the flow of the mighty Columbia River as it rushes to pour into the Pacific Ocean.

The bold, geometric pattern on this hat is worked using only one color on any given round and instructions are included for both a slouchy hat and a beanie shape.

This pattern is a great introduction to colorwork without the hassle of carrying two strands of yarn at once.

The hat is truly unisex and can be made with or without the pom pom.

What a great way to use up stash and leftover yarn from other projects!

Construction is bottom up, seamless, and worked in the round.

The instructions are both charted and written and the pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested.
 
FINISHED SIZES
S, M, L, XL Circumference: 16(18.5, 22, 23.5) inches / 41(47, 56, 60)cm

Depth of hat: 8.5(9.5, 10.5, 11) inches / 21.5(24, 26.5, 28)cm
(1-2 inches shorter for beanie shape.)

RECOMMENDED YARN
Sweet Georgia mohair Silk DK (90% merino, 5% silk, 5% goat-mohair); 218 yds (200m)/3.5 oz 100g.

Colors used in sample: MC = Snowfall CC = knitters choice or gradient. Mosaic can be worked using mini-gradient skeins (such as Sweet Georgia’s Party of Five) in fingering held double for CC. A subtle transition of color between skeins is recommended for best results.

Estimated Yarn Required:
MC: Snowfall - Yarn Required: 65 yds / 59m.
CC: knitters choice - Yarn Required: 79 yds / 72m if DK held single or twice that if choose fingering gradient held double.

Total Yarn Required (without pom pom): approx. 150 yds / 136m.

Yarn usage will vary depending on gauge and specific yarn used as well as options chosen.
 
EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Accessible to an advanced beginner knitter.  
Skills Used: Decreases, slipped stitch (mosaic) color work.