Glittering Quartz Hat by Sarah Scully

Glittering Quartz Hat

Knitting
December 2019
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Quartz Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
100 - 140 yards (91 - 128 m)
Small 16 in. circumference, 7 in. tall (Medium 18 in. circ., 8 in. tall; Large 20 in. circ, 9 in. tall)
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This design draws inspiration from the quartz mined in the quarry that sits on a hillside across the valley from our homestead. The twinkle of the mohair and silk held with a base yarn reminds me of the glint of crystal, while the snug fit is warm and cosy.

This pattern coordinates with the Glittering Quartz Mitts.

Yarn requirements:
Approximately 100 (120, 140) yards each of a fingering weight yarn held together with a mohair + silk lace weight.

One skein each of the fingering weight and lace weight is enough to knit both the hat and the matching mitts.

If you prefer to knit with a single type of yarn, choose a DK weight wool blend with some mohair, silk, and/or tercel for a shiny, sparkly fabric.

Suggested yarns, 1 skein of each:
Ocean By the Sea Twirl, 100% Corriedale wool yarn, 437 yards per 100 grams, and Ocean by the Sea Mohair Silk, 72% mohair, 28% silk, 459 yards per 50 grams.

Tools
Locking stitch marker, darning needle, scissors, gauge tool.

Techniques
German Twisted cast-on.

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