Pointillist Hat by Katie Green
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Pointillist Hat

Knitting
September 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
328 - 394 yards (300 - 360 m)
Circumference: 42 (46.5) cm / 16.5 (18.5) inches
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The Pointillist Hat is a graphic and playful colourwork design in two sizes, inspired by the work of Georges Seurat. It features a deep cuff of Half Twisted Rib, stripes and spots in stranded colourwork and an optional (but strongly recommended!) pom pom.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 42 (46.5) cm / 16.5 (18.5) inches

Length excluding cuff: 18 cm / 7 inches

Length including cuff: 30.5 cm / 12 inches

Designed to be worn with 7.5 - 10 cm / 3 - 4 inches of negative ease

YARN
Blacker Yarns Brushwork, Sport Weight (70% Scottish Bowmont, 10% Castlemilk Moorit, 20% British Alpaca, 152 m / 165 yds per 50g ball)

Shown in:
MC: Scumble; 1 ball
CC A: Smudge; 1 ball
CC B: Craquelure; 1 ball
CC C: Stipple; 1 ball

DIFFICULTY
Three out of Five

Techniques include knitting in the round, stranded colourwork and catching floats

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
3.5mm (UK 9, US 4) 40 cm (16 inch) circular knitting needle

3.5mm (UK 9, US 4) set of DPNs or long circular needle for Magic Loop technique for the crown

3mm (UK 11, US 3) 40 cm (16 inch) circular knitting needle for the ribbing

1 stitch marker
Darning needle

GAUGE / TENSION
24 sts and 30 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches measured over Colourwork Pattern

28 sts and 36 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches measured over 1x1 Half Twisted Rib

Always use a needle size which results in the correct gauge after blocking