Rionnag Hat by Kerry Bullock-Ozkan

Rionnag Hat

November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 2 - 2.75 mm
140 - 215 yards (128 - 197 m)
child/ youth, adult medium, adult large
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Rionnag (’star’ in Scottish Gaelic) is a colorwork hat using classic Sheltand motifs. With four colors total and only two colors per row, Rionnag would make a good intermediate colorwork project. Tukuwool Fingering makes a hat that is lightweight and warm; substitute another woolen-spun yarn to get the same effect.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Sizes: Child/ Youth, Adult Medium, Adult Large.

Finished Size: Approximately 17 (20 ¼, 23 ½) in 43 (51.5, 59.5)cm circumference and 9 ¼ in 22 cm high.

Yarn: Fingering weight yarn: 65 (85, 105) yds 60 (78, 97)m MC, 40 (50, 60) yds 37 (46, 55)m CC1, 10 yds 10m CC2, 25 (30, 40) yds 23 (28, 37)m CC3. Shown in Tukuwool Fingering (75% Finnish Landrace, 25% Texel; 213 yds/ 195m per 50g/ 1.7 oz): Humu (MC), Tyyni (CC1), Kimo (CC2), Aava (CC3).

Gauge: 28 sts/35 rnds = 4 in 10cm in stockinette st and stranded patt, blocked.

Needles: US #2 (2.75mm) 16 in circular needles; US #2 (2.75mm) double-pointed needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch marker.

Notes: This hat is worked in the round; be sure to swatch in the round in both stockinette and the stranded pattern. You may need to go up or down a needle size to obtain gauge for the stranded pattern. Switch to double pointed needles when the crown becomes too small to knit comfortably on the circular needle.

Tech editing by Allison O’Mahoney of Kniterations. Photography by Kerry Bullock-Ozkan.