Crestones by Susan Villas Lewis

Crestones

Knitting
November 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
480 - 550 yards (439 - 503 m)
Three sizes
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Play with colour in this fabulously simple hat loaded with soft texture, strong lines, and chic, cozy comfort. The unique cast-on, complete with tutorial, teaches a fun new skill while the stitch pattern is deliciously simple.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
18 (20 ½, 23 ¼)” / 45.5 (52, 59) cm
Intended to be worn with approx 1” / 2.5 cm negative ease

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needle, 16” / 40.5 cm long
Size 2 US / 2.75 mm set of 4 double pointed needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct finished gauge
Stitch marker, yarn needle

GAUGE
28 sts = 4” / 10 cm in patt st on larger needles
21 sts = 4” / 10 cm in St st on larger needles
For accurate sizing, always take time to check finished gauge.

YARN
Beanie Option: 3 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Sport in (A) Fern, (B) Bison, and (C) Evergreen (328 yd / 300 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 100% Superwash Merino Wool)
Slouch Option: 3 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Sport in (A) Silver, (B) Empress, and (C) Lavender (328 yd / 300 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 100% Superwash Merino Wool)

PATTERN NOTES
The scheme is planned as a light (colour A), a dark (colour B) and a bright (colour C). You can choose to have two colours in the same family with one contrast colour as in the purple sample, or you can go with three different colours that work well together as in the green sample.

The cast-on is a variation of the long-tail tubular cast-on that allows the 1 x 2 rib pattern to start right away. The tutorial begins on page
3 after the Finishing section.

Although this is ribbing, it doesn’t have quite the same stretch as one-colour ribbing due to the stranding. Plan for only about 1” of negative ease.