Layer Cake Hat by BrendaS of Sonne Knits

Layer Cake Hat

Knitting
September 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
110 - 160 yards (101 - 146 m)
adult small, medium and large
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Layer Cake Hat is a fun way to play with long striped yarn. Each stitch change begins with a color change. Stockinette separates each change, which allows for some fudging if the colors do not change where you like. Alternatively, you can use long scraps of yarn and cut them where you like.

Size
Small 13 - 23 in (33 – 58 cm) unstretched and stretched ribbing
Medium 18 - 24 in (46 - 61 cm) unstretched and stretched ribbing
Large 19 - 26 in (48 – 66 cm) unstretched and stretched ribbing
Height: approximately 8 in (20 cm), very adjustable
The size can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the cast on amount (12 st per section) or knitting each section as long as you like.

Gauge
8 st and 10 rows in 2 inches (5 cm) of stockinette

Materials
• Aran weight yarn with long stripes (eg Caron’s Big Cakes in Tiramisu or Cranberry Crisp), 110 (130, 160 yd (110, 120, 145 m), or long scraps of yarn (approximately 30 yd (30 m) per section.
• Needles size 8 (5 mm), or the size you need to achieve your gauge, in the style you prefer for small circular projects (options include short circulars, magic loop, DPNs)
• Markers: 6 (7, 8)
• scissors
• yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations
knit, purl, k2tog, slip

This pattern has been tested. Many thanks to the test knitters!