Crossroads Hat by Lisa Chemery

Crossroads Hat

Knitting
March 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
80 - 160 yards (73 - 146 m)
Baby (Toddler, Child // Adult-Small, Adult-Large)
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- A matching pullover is available here (Adult version), and here (Child version).
- For customer who purchase(d) both pullover patterns, the hat pattern is FREE!

This design is part of my “From Japan, with love“ series, which was inspired by a recent trip back to Japan, where I lived as a child. The yoke pattern symbolizes the cultural and emotional intersection that I grew up and found my own identity in.

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This classic beanie is highlighted by a striking stranded colorwork yoke that lends itself to many color combinations and presents a great stash-busting opportunity. The generous range of sizes means that the entire family can have matching hats!

CONSTRUCTION:

This hat is knit seamlessly in the round from the bottom up and features a stranded colorwork pattern which is charted only. One round in the colorwork pattern requires 3-color stranding (the rest of the pattern requires 2-color stranding).

SKILLS REQUIRED: cast on, knitting, purling, decreasing, knitting in the round, following a stranded colorwork pattern from a chart.

SIZES:

Baby (Toddler, Child // Adult-Small, Adult-Large)
For head circumference up to: 16 (18, 19 // 21, 23) inches or 40.5 (45.5, 48 // 53.5, 58.5) cm.

YARN REQUIREMENTS:

  • Main Color: Approximately 80 (100, 120 // 140, 160) yards or 73 (91, 110 // 128, 146) meters of sport weight yarn
  • Contrasting Color 1: Approximately 20-40 yds or 18-36.5 meters of sport weight yarn
  • Contrasting Color 2: Approximately 15-20 yds or 14-18 meters of sport weight yarn
  • Contrasting Color 3: Approximately 4 yds or 3.5 meters of sport weight yarn

NEEDLES:

  • Size A: US 6 or 4 mm 16-inch or 40 cm circular needles (or size needed to match stockinette stitch gauge). (Size “Baby” requires shorter circulars: 12” or 30 cm or less, OR the double-pointed needles listed below)
  • 1 set of Size A double-pointed needles for crown of hat.
  • Size B: US 4 or 3.5 mm 16-inch or 40 cm circular needles (i.e. 2 sizes smaller) for ribbing. (Size “Baby” requires shorter circulars: 12” or 30 cm or less, OR double-pointed needles)
  • Size C: US 7 or 4.5 mm 16 inches or 16-inch or 40 cm circular needles for colorwork section (or size needed to match colorwork gauge). (Size “Baby” requires shorter circulars: 12” or 30 cm or less, OR double-pointed needles)

NOTIONS:

  • 8 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle

GAUGE:

  • 22 sts x 32 rounds = 4 inches or 10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round using size A needle, after blocking

  • 22 sts x 26 rounds = 4 inches or 10 cm in main colorwork pattern in the round using size C needle, after blocking Please adjust needle size if necessary in order to achieve recommended gauge.