Flower King by Anna Maltz

Flower King

December 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork using larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
219 - 262 yards (200 - 240 m)
one size
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Flower King hat is one of 11 engaging patterns from Penguin: a Knit Collection by Anna Maltz - a printed book packed with patterns, photographs, illustrations and stories, all inspired by penguins. Available from annamaltz and your LYS.

Five colourworked petal shapes converge to form a flower at the crown – a treat for those with an aerial view. The pompom is added for good measure and to be the heart of the flower. This hat is worked in the round from the brim up, starting with 1x1 ribbing. The colourwork chart is repeated around the hat. There are undeniably long floats so tips advise where and why to manage these. There is a lengthy section on making successful pompoms.

One size: to fit head circumference 56-58cm / 22-22¾”
Note: guidance is given for creating different sizes.

20 sts x 24 rows = 10cm / 4” over colourworked Stocking Stitch on 4.5mm needles

4mm (US 6/UK 8) circular needle, 40cm (16”)
4.5mm (US 7/UK 7) circular needle, 40cm (16”) length
4.5mm (US 7/UK 7) DPNs or 100cm (32”) length circular needle for magic loop

Navia Trio 
(DK/worsted weight; 100% wool; 120m / 131yds per 50g)
A: Black (37) x 1

B: Natural White (31) x 1

C: Curry (336) x 1

D: Light Grey (32) x 1