Kentia Hat by Ambah O'Brien

Kentia Hat

November 2019
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Kentia mosaic in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
215 - 235 yards (197 - 215 m)
S, M, L
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Knit yourself a gorgeous mosaic hat and try to stop at just one. A fun introduction to mosaic knitting, this really is so much simpler than it looks. Unlike stranded colourwork, only one colour is worked per round, and stitches are slipped to create texture and pattern. Take it further by playing with colour in your project. This is a fun way to use up those small yarn leftovers and explore your own creativity. Add an optional pom-pom, then whip up another to gift someone special.

Pattern includes charted and written instructions for the Mosaic section.

To fit head circumference: 20 (22, 24)“/51 (56, 61) cm
Actual Hat circumference: 17.75 (20, 22.25)”/45 (51, 56.5) cm
Height: approximately 8 (8.75, 9.5)”/20.5 (22, 24) cm

DK weight
MC: 130 (140, 150) yd/119 (129, 138) m
CC: 85 (95, 105) yd/78 (87, 97) m
DK weight OR 170 (190, 210) yd/156 (174, 193) m fingering weight (held double)
Pom-Pom: 70 yd/65 m

Samples shown in:
Nurturing Fibres, Supertwist DK, (DK weight, 100% Merino, 226 yd/206 m per 100 g), MC: Conch Shell (Forged),
CC: Maple
Miss Babs, Yummy 2-ply Toes, (fingering weight, 100% Superwash Merino, 133 yd/122 m per 38 g) (CC: Dunk 6 skein Gradient set)

US 6/4 mm DPNs or circular needles for small circumference knitting, or size required to obtain gauge

8 (9, 10) stitch markers, tapestry needle, pom-pom maker

18 sts and 40 rounds = 4”/10 cm in Kentia Mosaic Stitch pattern in the round, blocked.

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