Let's Stripe by Nur Gutes

Let's Stripe

December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1312 yards (1200 m)
One size to fit head circumference: 52-56 / 20½-22in
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Let’s Stripe

I have always loved stripes: oblique, lengthwise, diagonal; in textiles and fabric; on plates; in nature (I love bumblebees) - I see stripes everywhere! So, what could be more fitting than for this stripe-obsessive to create a stripey beanie with 12 marvellous shades of Milarrochy Tweed? In this hat, my stripes are completely irregular without repetition, knitted with care and love in every round. Follow my stripey sequence or choose your own shades to create your own unique beanie - and enjoy the process!

Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% wool; 30% mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball). 1 ball of each of the following shades:
A Ardlui
B Birkin
C Campion
D Bruce
E Smirr
F Stockiemuir
G Garth
H Hirst
I Gloamin’
J Buckthorn
K Horseback Brown
L Lochan

Needles and notions
40cm / 16in below gauge-size circular needle.
40cm / 16in gauge-size circular needle.
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences. Stitch marker.
Tapestry needle.

28 sts and 34 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stockinette stripes in the round on gauge-size needle. Gauge was achieved on 3.25mm / US 3 needle.

Depending on your preference, this hat can be stretched and blocked to create a relatively slouchy shape.
One size to fit head circumference: 52-56 / 20½-22in
Hat circumference (unstretched): 52cm / 20½in
Height from brim to crown: 29cm / 11½in

Pattern notes
This hat is knitted in the round from the bottom up, following the stripe sequence (as charted) or making up your own, if you prefer.