Marangoni Hat by Tori Seierstad

Marangoni Hat

Knitting
September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork, using larger needles, after washing and blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
748 yards (684 m)
Beanie (Beret) to fit a medium-sided adult head; Circumference at brim: 41.5 cm [16 1/4 in]
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There are plenty of opportunities to practise changing colours in this beautiful hat.

The Marangoni Hat is the eighth project in Boost Your Knitting, a programme to help you grow your knitting skills.

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SIZE
Beanie (Beret)
To fit a medium-sized adult head
Circumference at brim: 41.5cm [16¼in]
Brim depth: 4cm [1½in]
Finished hat body circumference: 51.5 (60) cm [20¼ (23½) in]
Total length from brim to crown: 21cm [8¼in]

YARN
Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (4ply weight / fingering; 100% Shetland wool; 115m per 25g ball)
Yarn A: Shade FC47; 1 x 25g ball
Yarn B: Shade FC39; 1 x 25g ball
Yarn C: Shade FC34; 1 x 25g ball
Yarn D: Shade 1280; 1 x 25g ball
Yarn E: Shade FC11; 1 x 25g ball
Yarn F: Shade FC7; 1 x 25g ball

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
1 set 2.5mm [US 1.5] circular needles 40cm [16in] long, or your preferred needles for working medium circumferences in the round, or size needed to match tension
1 set 3.5mm [US 4] circular needles 40cm [16in] long, or your preferred needles for working medium circumferences in the round, or size needed to match tension
1 set 3.5mm [US 4] double-pointed needles, or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round, or size needed to match tension
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

TENSION
26 sts and 40 rounds to 10cm [4in] over 1x1 twisted ribbing, using smaller needles, after washing and blocking
28 sts and 34 rounds to 10cm [4in] over stranded colourwork, using larger needles, after washing and blocking.

PATTERN NOTES
The hat is worked from the bottom up starting with 1x1 twisted ribbing. The body of the hat is worked in an all-over colourwork pattern. The pattern is charted. Make sure you are consistent in having yarn F or the background colour as your dominant colour. In the sample hat, yarn F is the dominant colour. If you want a larger and slouchier hat you can achieve that by changing the tension (going up a needle size). Where two sizes are given the first size is the beanie version and the size in brackets is the beret version.
When changing the background colours (from A through D) use the splicing yarns together technique described in the pattern. When adding in yarn F as well as for the yarn E stripes, use the knitting in ends method described in the pattern.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
Photo tutorials for the following techniques can be found
within this book:
Knitting in ends
Splicing yarns together

The following video tutorials can be found on our website at
www.acknitwear.co.uk/boost-your-knitting
Knitting in ends (coming in October 2019)
Splicing yarns together (coming in October 2019)
Colour dominance in Fair Isle