Montage Hat by Helen Stewart

Montage Hat

Knitting
November 2021
Wren & Ollie Exotica DK
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
105 - 266 yards (96 - 243 m)
Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large
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The Montage Hat are the fifth of 6 mystery patterns in the Knitvent 2021 collection: get the ebook here and join in the holiday gift knitting fun!

Every delightful, cheesy holiday movie needs a delightful, cheesy montage somewhere in the middle. It could be our couple, falling in love on fast-forward as they skate in the park, sip hot chocolate, share wine over dinner, make each other laugh, and then walk home hand in hand through the twilight. Or it might be the whole hometown pulling together to foil the wicked plans of their local scrooge: trading hugs and high fives and knowing nods. No matter what, the message is clear: things are happening. Good things. So many good things, that we could only set them to music and make it a montage.

The Montage Hat is a feel-good project, so quick and fun to knit that you might find yourself knitting enough for a whole cast of characters. The allover cable pattern is deceptively simple and adds lots of texture and squish. With deep ribbing and a slightly slouchy fit, it will suit just about everyone, and the pattern includes four sizes, so it will fit just about everyone, too!

Size
Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large

To fit head circumference:
Extra Small (Baby) 41cm (16”)
Small (Child) 46cm (18”)
Medium (Adult) 56cm (22”)
Large (Large Adult) 61cm (24”)

Yarn
Purple Hat:
Wren and Ollie Exotica DK 60% Superwash Merino, 20% Yak; 20% Silk; 212m/231yds per 100g skein 1 x 100g skein
Colourway: Juniper
Blue-Green Hat:
Louie & Lola Merino Nylon DK 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon;
243m/266yds per 100g skein
1x 100g skein
Colourway: Robin’s Nest

Both samples pictured are Medium size.

Actual DK weight yarn used
Extra Small (Baby) 45g 95m/105yds
Small (Child) 60g 130m/140yds
Medium (Adult) 70g 150m/160yds
Large (Large Adult) 80g 170m/185yds

Needles
3.5mm (US 4) 40cm (16”) long circular needles (or longer for magic loop)
4.5 mm (US 7) 40cm (16”) long circular needles (or longer for magic loop)
4.5mm (US 7) DPNs for crown if not using magic loop

Notions
Cable needle
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Gauge
22 sts/30 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette after blocking using 4.5mm (US 7) needles