Marled Mania Hat by Stephen West

Marled Mania Hat

November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
350 - 395 yards (320 - 361 m)
One Size
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The Marled Mania Hat has two layers for a thick warm winter hat. Create the first layer by knitting in the round with wide ribbing or honeycomb cables. Then, pick up stitches along the edge to knit another hat using 2 strands held together while fading your colors. This speckled fade layer is ideal for using mini skeins or eating up those leftover bits of fingering weight yarn.

Size: One Size

Finished Measurements: 22″ / 56cm circumference. Shown on a 22.5″ / 57cm head.

Yarn: DK weight or fingering weight held double.

Yardage: Ribbed Version
Approximately 175yds / 160m for each layer. You will need 175yds / 160m for each strand when you hold 2 strands together.

Approximately 220yds / 201m of DK weight for the cabled layer
Approximately 175yds / 160m for the marled ribbing layer. If you are holding 2 strands together for this colorful layer, you will need 175yds / 160m for each strand. Gather lots of small leftover bits for a scrappy mix of colors.

Shown in: Ribbed Version
This sample always uses 2 strands of fingering weight yarn held together.
Woolfolk Tynd, Colors - 14 (dark gray) & 15 (black) held together for darker sample, 01 (white) & 15 (black) held together for black/white sample.

The colorful marled layer of the hat features several speckled colors of Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn. I recommend using at least 5 colors blended together to get a splashy marled color palette.

Honeycomb Cables Version
This version uses DK weight for the red cables and fingering weight yarn held double for the marled ribbing.
Qing Fibre Supersoft DK, Color - Firaja

Needles: 40″ US 7 / 4.5mm circular
Magic Loop method used for knitting in the round

Notions: 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle

Gauge: 18 sts & 34 rows = 4″ / 10cm in stockinette stitch