Dicey Highland Hats by Jenjoyce Design

Dicey Highland Hats

September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
150 - 250 yards (137 - 229 m)
Three Sizes : Small, Medium, Large
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Several variations and several sizes ~ in one pattern!**

A Threesome of Highland Hats~ a bonnet, a beret, and a straight-sided cap inspired from traditional dress of Scottish Highlands. Choose a voluminous bonnet shape with dramatic ‘Highland swag’ and a felted toorie flourish (pompom), a lesser voluminous beret, with i-cord loop flourish, or straight-sided cap (toque) with or without toorie.

The traditional Scottish checked ‘dicing’ in the band is a dynamic element , evoking for me Highland Regiments of Pipe Bands for which I happen to have a great intrigue. Yet the stranded color work is very easy — perfect for a starting project for color-stranding.
Pattern utilizes a faced folded-hemmed band knit into the crown, which is very neat and tidy.

See my photo tutorial on how to make a toorie

Pattern includes: written instruction for 3 hat shapes, 2 colorwork charts with 2 options for ‘dicing’, and key of techniques.

Sizes: To fit small 20” ( medium 22”, large 24”) 51(56, 60)cm. Actual band is approx 18.5” (20.5”, 22.5”) 47 (52, 57)cm.

Yarn: Prototypes made with both Jamiesons Of Shetland Spindrift, and Virtual Yarns Hebridean 2ply. Shown as main color (MC) for the crown and facing of band, and colorwork ‘dicing’ in band having three contrast colors (CC1), (CC2), and (CC3).

Yardage: For Cap you will use 1 and part of 2 balls in MC. For Beret 2 of 25g balls in MC, and for Bonnet 2 and part of 3 25g balls for MC. (Yardage varies between brands). With all hats you will need a small part of a ball of each of the contrast colors in the band: CC1, CC2 and CC3.

Gauge: 7 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch 2.5 cm.

Needles: US 2 – 2.75 mm or size to obtain gauge.

Skills: Long-tail or provisional cast-on. Knitting in-the-round. Folded turned knitted hem. Increasing and decreasing. Incorporated i-cord stitch (a round of knitted-in i-cord). Stranded colorwork. Making a toorie or i-cord beret loop. Specific skills are explained in key at the end of instruction.

Pattern updated last on November 12, 2014

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