Drizzle on the Window by Susan Rainey

Drizzle on the Window

January 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1.15 mm
1.25 mm
165 - 200 yards (151 - 183 m)
Extra Small XS (17 in.), Small S (18 in.), Medium M (19 in.), Large L (20 in.)
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This hat is inspired by the trickle of water droplets on a window. Different sized beads provide the appearance of water droplets meandering down the glass. The main beadwork is on the front only – just like looking out a window!! Four hat sizes assure a good fit for your yarn, your head, and your gauge. The perfect lightweight hat for a January thaw or the beginning of the spring snow melt.

The back of the hat is either completely plain, or you can run the bottom zigzag motif all the way around. You can also repeat the main bead pattern so the back is beaded. The Peerie version also has a tassel attached using a beaded twist cord.

The samples are knit in different yarns with different characteristics. Angelic has a soft halo, MCS is tonal, and Peerie is smooth with a flat color. Angelic and Peerie were the easiest for small bead placement. The yardage used varies in the three samples, though each is the identical size.

Four sizes
Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large): ~17 ¾ (19, 20, 21) inch circ. at widest point of hat by ~9” height. The ribbing should be smaller in width. Hats should have 2-3 inches of negative ease. I have a 23 inch head and the large size fits very comfortably.

Gauge is important. Please change needle size or hat size so you are satisfied with the results.

Three Sizes of Beads Needed
Beads shown in the samples are silver-lined seed beads, glass, in 3 sizes (sz 3, 6, 8). Hook sizes are suggestions - use the hook size or bead method that works best for you. The size 3 beads are hard to find. Try here: Garden of Beadin’.

Techniques Used
Beadwork is charted only. Knitting, purling, adding beads. You will need to change to dpns to complete the crown shaping.

When you purchase both the Drizzle on the Window Hat and mitts patterns, you will receive them for the discounted price of $10.00.