Iris hat by Sari Nordlund

Iris hat

Knitting
March 2019
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Lace
+ Fingering
= DK (11 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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The Iris hat is knitted with two strands of yarn and the brim is folded triple for extra warmth and coziness during the winter months. Combining a strand of silk-mohair knitted together with a fingering weight merino yarn makes the hat really soft and gives it a beautiful halo.

The Iris hat pattern includes instructions for working the hat without mohair and using two strands of fingering weight together or using just a single strand of DK weight yarn. If you wish to make the DK weight version, omit all instructions where it says “hold both yarns together” and work with a single strand instead.

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.

The Iris hat is designed for everyday use, and 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 a 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. The size and length of the hat are easily adjustable.
To fit head circumference: 53-58.5 cm / 21-23 inches
Total length (with folded brim): 22 cm / 8.5 inches
Total length (with brim unfolded): 37 cm / 14.5 inches

Needles:
Mohair and DK weight versions:
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

Fingering held double version:
3.00 mm / US 2.5 DPNs or circular needle for Magic Loop knitting for the top of the hat
3.00 mm / US 2.5 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 in the round holding both yarns together, after blocking, slightly stretched. Always use the needle size that gives you the right gauge!

Yarn:
Mohair version:
300 m / 350 yards of Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace (30 % silk, 70 % mohair; 420 m /459 yards per 50 g) shown in colorway Iris, or other lace weight yarn, and
300 m / 350 yards of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (100% merino, 366 m / 400 yards per 100g) shown in colorway Iris, or other fingering weight yarn

Fingering held double version:
625 m / 680 yards of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (100% merino, 366 m / 400 yards per 100g), shown in colorway Clay or other fingering weight yarn. Two strands of yarn are held together throughout the entire project.

DK weight version:
300 m / 350 yards of DK weight yarn

Notions:
6 stitch markers
sewing needle