Owengowla Hat by Erineen Designs

Owengowla Hat

November 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
160 - 200 yards (146 - 183 m)
S, M, L
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The Owengowla Hat is named after the river that flows near my Grandmother’s homestead in County Galway, Ireland. This bubbling waterway is a vital resource to the small village, regardless of the time of year, and you can often see different colored stones peeking through the rushing water. Depending on the time of day and the way the light plays on the water, they appear to be different shades, which gave me the inspiration to play with all of the different options in this versatile hat.

This worsted weight hat is suitable for a confident beginner but interesting enough for a more advanced one. It’s a quick stash-busting project available in three sizes, with charts for 2-5 contrasting colors.

Much thought was put into making this cowl a relaxing experience for you. Colorwork charts are offered in both light on dark and dark on light so that you don’t have to try and switch them in your head.

This worsted weight hat is a fast knit, that you will not be able to put down. And will have you stash diving for a second and third hat!

US 5 (3.75 mm) and US 7 (4.5 mm), 16” (40 cm) circular needle or needles needed to get gauge. US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles for crown decreases.

Suggested Yarn: 
Cascade 220, Worsted weight, 1 skein100% Peruvian Highland wool; 220 yards (200 m)/100 grams or any worsted weight yarn of your choosing

Universal Yarns, Deluxe Worsted, Worsted weight, 1 skein100% wool; 220 yards (200 m)/100 grams or any worsted weight yarn of your choosing.

Two-color sample knit in Medium, Malabrigo Rios, Worsted weight, uses colors Natural and Sunset, approx. 100 yards (90 m) for MC, and 45 yards (41 m) for CC.

Note: If you are making a three-, four-, or five-color version, you will need less of each contrasting color.As an example, for a large, I used 20 yards (18 m) for CC1 and 14 yards (13 m) for CC2.

Gauge: 20 stitches/24 rounds = 4” (10 cm) square in colorwork using US 7 (4.5 mm) needles or whatever size needle gives you the fabric you would like.

Other Notions: Darning needle, stitch markers.

Special Techniques:
Knit & purl, k2tog, colorwork, cast on & bind off.

Final Measurements:
S (M, L): To fit approx. 18 (20, 22)”; 46 (51, 56) cm head circumference.