Diamant Hat

Knitting
December 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
153 - 208 yards (140 - 190 m)
Teen, Adult S/M, Adult L/XL
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I had so much fun creating this hat. It began with the idea of bottom ribbing travelling upwards in a geometric texture. The idea wouldn’t leave me until I knitted it up, so over one weekend I had a rough draft of this hat.

“Diamant” means diamond in Czech. Named for the diamond-shaped geometric texture, this hat is designed to show off a single skein of speckled DK weight yarn, but it would look equally stunning in a solid colour.

The texture is created using a combination of simple two-stitch cables and knit/purl stitches. The pattern gives instructions for both working with and without a cable needle.

To make the most of the pattern use yarn with good stitch definition.

Sizes: Teen, (Adult S/M, Adult L/XL), to fit head circumference of about 51 (56, 61) cm / 20 (22, 24)“

The smallest size will generally fit an older child, the medium an adult woman, and the large size will make a man’s beanie. But please check the recepient’s head circumeference, these are just guidelines.

Final measurements: 45 (50, 55) cm / 17.75 (19.75, 21.75) ‘’ circumference and 22.5 (23, 25.5) cm / 8.75 (9, 10) ‘’ height

Needles: 3.25 mm / US 3 circular needle 40 cm / 16’’ long
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle 40 cm / 16’’ long
3.5 mm / US 4 DPNs or long circular needle for magic loop method
or whatever sizes give you correct gauge.

Yarn: Pipa Yarns Soft Merino DK (100% merino; 225 m / 246 yards per 100 g / 3.53 oz skein) - 1 skein

Looking for yarn? You can use any of Pipa Yarns DK weight bases for this hat.

Yardage: 140 (155, 190) m / 153 (170, 208) yards

Gauge: 24 sts / 31 rounds = 10 cm / 4’’ square in reverse stockinette stitch using larger needle after blocking

Save time, make a swatch!

Other Notions: one stitch marker, cable needle (optional), darning needle for weaving in loose ends

The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.


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