Mash It Up by Babs Ausherman

Mash It Up

Knitting
March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (with yarn held double)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
290 - 350 yards (265 - 320 m)
17 (19 1/2)” circumference
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Fingering weight yarn is my favorite weight to work with, and over the past few years I have ended up with quite a collection of partial skeins. I was playing with them one day and thought that knitting a hat with two strands, slowly changing colors, would be a fun way to use some of them up.

Yummy 2-Ply held double makes such a wonderfully squishy fabric that I was instantly hooked, and have already knit 6 of these hats! The pattern is simple, but the opportunity to play with colors is endless… Pull out your bag of odds and ends, find 6 (or more, or fewer) colors you like together, and cast on!

Yarn
Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply
100% Superwash Merino wool; 400 yd/4 oz (365 m/115g) skeins

Shown in a variety of monochromatic and variegated colorways, with 6 colors used per hat.

Or approximately 290 (350) yards/265 (320) meters of fingering weight yarn divided amongst 6 colors: the first and last colors (used for ribbing and crown of hat) use a little more than 50 (60) yards/45 (55) meters each, the middle colors a little less.