Gradient Mesh - beanie by Claudia Fiocchetti

Gradient Mesh - beanie

by Claudia Fiocchetti
Knitting
March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in small circumference colourwork
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
263 yards (240 m)
To fit adult head with 51-56cm / 20-22in circumference
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Gradient Mesh - Beanie

A colourful pattern for a beanie, featuring a doubled-square motif, which highlights a beautiful gradient of 8 shades of Milarrochy Tweed across a neutral background.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball).
Two balls of A Birkin and one ball of each of the following shades
B Campion F Ardlui
C Gloamin G Garth
D Lochan’ H Stockiemuir
E Tarbet I Cowslip

Needles and notions
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type (for hat body)
Gauge-size needles of your preferred type for working small circumferences (for crown)
Below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type (for brim)
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
32 stitches and 36 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stranded colourwork in the round on gauge-size needle(s)
Use 3mm needle(s) as a starting point for swatching.

Size
To fit adult head with 51-56cm / 20-22in circumference

Pattern notes
This hat is knitted from bottom to top. After the brim, the hat body is worked in stranded colourwork, with an optional pompom added at the end.