Oolong Hat by Clare Devine

Oolong Hat

Knitting
January 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in twisted rib on smaller needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
252 yards (230 m)
S, (M, L) To fit head circumference: 45 – 50 (50 – 55, 55 – 60)cm / 18-20 (20-22, 22-24)in
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This hat pattern is part of The Tea Collection – a series of hats celebrating tea and knitting by Clare Devine.

You can purchase the ebook (containing eleven hats, with two bonus cowl patterns) HERE.

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Oolong

A pretty cabled hat with an interesting mixture of cables and lace, the winding cables meander their way towards the crown while the simple lace pattern creates a pretty eyelet chevron. This hat has a slightly slouchy feel, accentuated by the deliciously soft Alpaca in Ginger’s Hand Dyed Humming DK. Choose a smoother yarn like Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish DK for a more defined look. Available in three sizes.

The tea: Oolong is sometimes known as ‘blue tea’ and sits between the green and black varieties when it comes to taste. The leaves are fermented before being prepared by either rolling them into long curly leaves or wrap curling into small beads.

Materials

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Humming DK (DK; 55% Alpaca / 25% Merino / 20% nylon; 250 m / 273 yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Selkie; 1 x 100g skein

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish DK (DK; 100% Bluefaced Leicester; 223m / 244 yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Muddy Sunshine; 1 x 100g skein

3.25mm / US3 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)

4mm / US6 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)

4mm / US6 set of DPNs for crown decreases, or longer circular needle for magic loop

One stitch marker (or 9 (10, 11) stitch markers if you wish to mark each repeat
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Gauge

30 sts and 32 rnds over 10cm / 4in of twisted rib worked in the rnd and blocked, using 3.25mm/ US3 needles

22 sts and 35 rows/rnds over 10cm / 4in of lace and cable pattern worked in the rnd and blocked, using 4mm/ US6 needles

Sizes

S, (M, L)
To fit head circumference: 45 – 50 (50 – 55, 55 – 60)cm / 18-20 (20-22, 22-24)in
Finished hat circumference (unstretched): 40 (50, 55)cm / 18 (20, 22)in
Finished length from brim to crown: 23cm / 9in