Houll Hat by Ella Gordon
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Houll Hat

Knitting
February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
one size
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A couple of years ago I bought a childs beret from the saleroom which had a similar motif to this and since then I have always wanted to design a hat which uses the pleasing repetitiveness of an all-over pattern that simply grows into the crown decreases. The colours subtly shade with a bright middle row and the two colourways show how different a pattern appears on a light or dark background.

Finished size
One size, finished height 23cm/9”; circumference 57cm/22”; will fit average adult size head.

Yarn
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight (172m/188yds per 50g ball)
Yarn A: 2005 Shetland Black (colourway 1) OR 2001 White (colourway 2)
X 1 ball each

If you use 2ply Jumper Weight for the main shade you will need 2 balls.

Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (115m/125yards per 25g ball)
Yarn B: FC38
Yarn C: 32
Yarn D: 90
Yarn E: 71
X 1 ball each

Gauge
approx 30 sts and 32 rows over 10 cm using 3mm needles. The needle sizes given are to match this gauge, to ensure the same finished dimensions you may need to alter your needle size.

Needles and Accessories
2.5mm x 40cm circular needle or DPN’s for working rib
3.0mm x 40cm circular needle or DPN’s for working hat body
3.0mm dpns for working hat crown
tapestry needle for weaving in ends.