Full Spectrum by Andrea Rangel

Full Spectrum

by Andrea Rangel
Knitting
July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in St stitch using middle-sized needle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
440 yards (402 m)
Brim circumference: 20 in/51 cm; Main hat circumference: 22 in/56 cm
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Full Spectrum is a clever reversible hat with fetching stripes on one side and pleasing geometric colourwork on the other. It’s worked from the crown of one side, through the brim, and to the crown of the other, so that the whole doubled hat is worked in one piece. It was designed in collaboration with Gauge Dye Works - their self-striping yarn makes this an addicting and enjoyable knit!

Get the yarn for this pattern from Gauge Dye Works. The yarn comes in three colourways.

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Finished Dimensions
To fit head circumference 20-23 in/51-58.5 cm

Brim circumference: 20 in/51 cm
Main hat circumference: 22 in/56 cm
Hat length top of crown to bottom of brim: 9.5 in/24 cm

Yarn
Gauge Dye Works Merino Twist
(80% superwash merino, 20% nylon; 443 yd/405 m per 115g skein)
Colour: Full Spectrum; 1 skein

If substituting yarn, you’ll need about 440 yd/402 m fingering weight yarn:
Colour 1 (grey): 70 yd/64 m
Colours 2-6 (rainbow): 30 yd/27 m each
Colour 7 (blue): 220 yd/201 m
Colour 8 (beige for colourwork): 30 yd/27 m

Blocked Gauge
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.

20 sts/36 rows = 4 in/10 cm in St st using middle-sized needle

Needles & Notions
Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.

Suggested Size US 3/3.25 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle

Suggested Size US 4/3.5 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle and set DPN’s or long circular needle for magic loop method

Suggested Size US 6/4 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle

4 stitch markers (including one unique marker to distinguish beginning-of-round)

tapestry needle

Skills
working small circumference using double pointed needles or magic loop method, increasing, ribbing, working stranded colourwork from a chart, decreasing

Curious about playing with different colourwork motifs? Check out my blog post.