Murano Hat by Anna Pack

Murano Hat

Knitting
December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24.5 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork at widest part of crown after blocking
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
271 yards (248 m)
One size
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Featuring stranded colourwork knitted in the round, with corrugated ribbing, this hat is inspired by a twelfth century mosaic pavement in the Basilica of Santa Maria e San Donato on the Venetian island of Murano. A related Murano Cowl pattern is available which uses three of the colours without the need to buy additional skeins of Tukuwool Fingering.

Buy both the Murano Hat and Murano Cowl patterns together for a special combined price of £5.

Instructions are both charted and written.

Yarn

Tukuwool fingering 100% Finnish wool (195m/213yd per 50g skein):
1 skein 04 Rae (MC)
1 skein 02 Humu (CC1)
1 skein H28 Ujo (CC2)
1 skein H31 Aava (CC3)

Yarn substitution:
The following approximate quantities of a similar fingering weight yarn may be used:
MC (brown) – 90m/98yd
CC1 (grey) – 34m/37yd
CC2 (pink) – 73m/80yd
CC3 (blue) – 51m/56yd
Quantities may vary depending upon gauge and type of yarn used.

Needles and Notions

3mm/US 2.5 (or size required to obtain gauge) circular needle, 40cm/16in length.
Set of 4 DPNs in gauge size for working centre of crown.
2.75mm/US 2 (or one size smaller than gauge needle) circular needle, 40cm/16in length.
4 stitch markers, tapestry needle for finishing, dinner plate & bowl for blocking.

Gauge

24.5 sts and 33 rounds to 10cm/4in, after wet-blocking, across stranded colourwork at widest part of crown on larger needle. Gauge immediately above ribbing is 30 sts to 10cm/4in on smaller needle. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Measurements and Sizing

Diameter of crown 27cm/10.5in, circumference of ribbing 50cm/19.5in to fit head of 55-60cm/21.5-23.5in. The hat is shown on a head size 59cm/23in.

Special Techniques

The pattern recommends using German Twisted cast-on method. My blog contains links to articles which explain this technique.

Thankyou to Karen Butler for tech editing this pattern.