Firecracker Hat by Perennial Knits

Firecracker Hat

Knitting
January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 320 yards (183 - 293 m)
S (M, L)
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The Firecracker Hat gets its name from the highly contrasted zig-zag lines of celebratory fireworks set off in bright lights against dark skies. The Firecracker hat is worked in the round from the bottom-up beginning with a twisted rib before continuing to the main body and colorwork sections It is written with two crown styles, a beanie with a rounder more fitted crown and a toque with a slouchier crown. The beanie is written with a flat brim and the toque is written with a longer brim meant to be worn folded over for extra warmth and snugness.

The zig-zag effect is done with simple stranded colorwork that is repetitive and easy. If you are new to colorwork this is a good project for you!

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Yarn:
In DK weight yarn
For Beanie:
102(123, 159)yards (36.2(63.8, 74.8)g) of MC
22(27, 41)yards (10(12, 14.3)g) of CC
For Toque:
109(131, 184)yards (83(99, 139)g) of MC
42(51, 70)yards (15(18, 24)g) of CC
Modeled:
Youghiogheny Yarns Highlands DK
(85% Superwash Merino/15% NEP)
In Nekid (MC) and Cherry Red (CC)
And
Nekid (MC) and Warm Honey (CC)
Tools:
US 4 (3.5mm) 16inch (40cm) circular
US 5 (3.75mm) 16inch (40cm) circular and DPNs
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Lockable stitch marker (optional)
Dimensions:
Beanie:
17.3x7(19.5x8, 22x9.5)inches
43x17.5(49x20, 55x25)cm
Toque (measured with folded brim):
17.3x8.5 (19.5x9.5, 22x11.5)inches
43x21 (49x24, 55x28)cm
Hats should fit comfortably with 1-2inches of negative ease around the circumference.