Kylix Hat by Stitch Gremlin

Kylix Hat

November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Colourwork (stockinette)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m)
XS (S, M, L) - Circumference: 18 (20, 22, 24) inches / 17 (18.5, 21, 23.5) cm
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If you are a beginner and are looking for a rhythmic pattern to get your confidence up, or are an old hand at colourwork looking for a quick project, this is for you! The hat features a brim of twisted ribbing, and the main body of the hat is worked using a repeating leaf motif.

The inspiration for this hat design came from looking at motifs found on pottery from ancient Greece. I love playing with texture, and something about translating a pattern from the rigid form of ceramic to the soft medium of yarn was really exciting!

Check out my matching cowl pattern, Kylix Cowl, which uses up the remaining yarn after you’ve made the hat.

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XS (S, M, L)
Circumference: 18 (20, 22, 24) inches / 17 (18.5, 21, 23.5) cm
The pattern is easily adjusted if you want a smaller or larger hat.

A note on sizing: you will want your hat to have approx 2”/5cm of negative ease so that it fits snugly to your head. The measurements given above are the final measurements of the hat itself, and not the size of the head it is meant to fit.

Yarn & Yardage
You will need 2 contrasting colours of DK yarn.

XS - C1: 41.5m / 46yds, C2: 52m / 57yds
S - C1: 46m / 51yds, C2: 58m / 63yds
M - C1: 51m / 56yds, C2: 64m / 69yds
L - C1: 55m / 61yds, C2: 70m / 76yds

3.5mm/US 4 needles (for ribbing)
4mm/US 6 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
16”/40cm circular needles and/or DPNs, or longer circular for working in Magic Loop

Locking stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Skills needed
Knitting in the round
Stranded colourwork