Khiva Hat by Anna Pack

Khiva Hat

November 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork at widest part of crown after blocking
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
248 yards (227 m)
one size
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Featuring stranded colourwork knitted in the round, with corrugated ribbing, this hat is inspired by the striking patterns of traditional tilework in Khiva, Uzbekistan. A matching Khiva Cowl pattern is also available.

Buy both the Khiva Cowl and Hat patterns together for a special combined price of £5.

Jamiesons of Shetland Spindrift 100% wool (105m/115yd per 25g ball):
1 ball 127 Pebble (A)
1 ball 187 Sunrise (B)
1 ball 237 Thistledown(C)

Yarn substitution:
The following approximate quantities of a similar fingering weight yarn may be used (quantities may vary depending upon gauge and type of yarn):
A – 79m/87yd
B – 83m/91yd
C – 65m/71yd

Needles and Notions
3mm/US 2.5 (or size required to obtain gauge over stranded colourwork) circular needle, 40cm/16in length.
Set of 4 DPNs in gauge size for working centre of crown.
2.75mm/US 2 (or one size smaller than gauge needle) circular needle, 40cm/16in length.
Stitch marker, tapestry needle for finishing, dinner plate & bowl for blocking.

24 sts and 34 rounds to 10cm/4in, after wet blocking, across stranded colourwork at widest part of crown. Gauge immediately above ribbing is 30 sts and 38 rnds to 10cm/4in across stranded colourwork. Gauge achieved using 3mm/US 2.5 needle. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Measurements and Sizing
Diameter of crown 27cm/10.5in; ribbing 53cm/21in to fit head of 55-60cm/21.5-23.5in circumference.

Skills Required
The pattern uses stranded colourwork, although not requiring the anchoring of longer yarn floats behind work. Other techniques include German twisted cast-on and corrugated ribbing. Links to information on these techniques are available on my blog.