Elzy by Enikö Balogh

Elzy

Knitting
September 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 Ribbing with Size B needle, unstretched after blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
170 - 285 yards (155 - 261 m)
18¼"/46.5 cm circumference; 7 (10¼)"/18 (26) cm length, blocked
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From coffee dates to late-night study sessions, Elzy keeps you covered with jaunty-yet-easy colorwork in your choice of two or three colors. Boldly glow in soft and springy Peerie’s rich shades, or set a softer tone with airy Loft’s heathered hues. Knit up a trim beanie for your hat-about-town, then work up the cozy watchcap version for extra warmth on your weekend camping trips.

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this accessory are charted only.


Construction

  • This hat is worked circularly from brim to crown.
  • Two versions for length are included, a beanie and a watchcap with a folded brim.

Finished Dimensions

Two-Color Version [Beanie (Watchcap)]

  • 18¼“/46.5 cm circumference; 7 (10¼)”/18 (26) cm length, blocked
  • Note: Hat is sized to fit head sizes ranging from 20–23”/51– 58.5 cm circumference.

Three-Color Version [Beanie (Watchcap)]

  • 18¼“/46.5 cm circumference; 8 (11¼)”/20.5 (28.5) cm length, blocked

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Loft — 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (275 yards/251 meters per 50 grams)

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Brooklyn Tweed Peerie — 100% American Merino Wool (210 yards/192 meters per 50 grams)

Two-Color Version [Beanie (Watchcap)]

  • 1 skein each of Main Color (MC) and Color 1 (C1)
  • Loft sample photographed in colors Yellowstone (MC) and Bale (C1)

Three-Color Version [Beanie (Watchcap)]

  • 1 skein each of Main Color (MC), Color 1 (C1), and Color 2 (C2)
  • Peerie sample photographed in colors Fleet (MC), Driftwood (C1), and Tincture (C2) (retired color)

Yardage

Brooklyn Tweed Loft — 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (275 yards/251 meters per 50 grams)

Two-Color Version Beanie (Watchcap)

  • 140 (215) yards/129 (197) meters MC; 70 yards/64 meters C1 of fingering weight wool yarn

Three-Color Version Beanie (Watchcap)

  • 95 (140) yards/87 (129) meters MC; 90 yards/83 meters C1; 50 yards/46 meters C2 of fingering weight wool yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Peerie — 100% American Merino Wool (210 yards/192 meters per 50 grams)

Two-Color Version Beanie (Watchcap)

  • 130 (195) yards/119 (179) meters MC; 60 yards/55 meters C1 of fingering weight wool yarn

Three-Color Version Beanie (Watchcap)

  • 85 (130) yards/78 (119) meters MC; 80 yards/74 meters C1; 45 yards/42 meters C2 of fingering weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 29½ stitches & 40 rounds = 4”/10 cm in 1x1 Ribbing with Size B needle, unstretched after blocking
  • 28 stitches & 30½ rounds = 4”/10 cm in colorwork pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 16”/40 cm circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 2.5 mm (US 1½)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 16”/40 cm circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A or in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 2 mm (US 0)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

Video — Italian Tubular Cast On
Video — Rib Cabled Cast On
Video — Color Dominance 101
Blocking 101
Knitwear Care

Skill Level
2 out of 5: Adventurous Beginner