Iris hat by Sari Nordlund

Iris hat

Knitting
March 2019
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 ribbing in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
601 yards (550 m)
To fit head circumference: 53-58.5 cm / 21-23 inches
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Iris hat is knitted with two strands of yarn and a brim folded triple for extra warmth and coziness during the winter months. Combining a strand of silk-mohair knitted together with merino singles makes the hat really soft and gives it a beautiful halo.

You can easily adjust the size and length of the hat to get the fit you want. The hat is knitted from top down, so you can try it on as you knit it to make sure the head circumference and length are just perfect for your head. After the crown shaping the rest of the hat is just simple 1x1 ribbing.

This hat is designed for everyday use, and despite the small needles and fingering weight yarn it knits up surprisingly fast. This is the perfect project to use the precious hand dyed skeins from your stash, as the simple texture really highlights the colors and texture of the yarn! You can either go for muted look by choosing one solid and one speckled yarn or for extra speckles by picking both yarns in speckled colorways (either the same colorway or both different).

Size:
One size, women’s medium
To fit head circumference: 53-58.5 cm / 21-23 inches
Total length (with folded brim): 22 cm / 8 2/3 inches
Total length (with brim unfolded): 37 cm / 14.5 inches
The size and length of the hat is easily adjustable.

Needles:
3.25 mm / US 3 DPNs or circular needle for Magic Loop knitting for the top of the hat
3.25 mm / US 3 circular needle with a cable of 40 cm / 16” for the main part

Gauge:
26 sts and 37 rounds = 10 cm over 1x1 ribbing on 3.25 mm / US 3 needles in the round, after blocking, slighly stretched.

Yarn:
300 m / 350 yards of Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace (30 % silk, 70 % mohair; 420 m /459 yards per 50 g) or other lace weight yarn, and
250 m / 275 yards of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (100% merino, 366 m / 400 yards per 100g) or other fingering weight yarn
Yarns are held together throughout the entire project. Both yarns shown in the colorway Iris.

Notions
6 stitch markers
sewing needle