Rosalind Franklin Hat by Mat Kladney

Rosalind Franklin Hat

January 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22.5 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
Fits most adult heads
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This pattern uses the techniques of moasic knitting on the background of a two color garter stitch. If you are comfortable with knit/purl/slip stitch, cabling and knitting in the round, you’ll be able to tackle this hat.

Because the hat is knit using mosaic techniques you never have to carry two colors at once, instead you just alternate colors every row. When you finish one row, just drop the yarn you just used and pick up the yarn from the previous row. Perfect for anyone who wants to try colorwork but hasn’t mastered fair isle.

One of my testers called this pattern, “A very inventive and challenging pattern. Important for knitters to take on. Keeps our brainpower sharp and our technique ever improving”.

You’ll need about 125y of each color of worsted weight yarn. Also, my knitting is usually looser than most people - make sure you test your gauge before starting. I knit this hat using US5s, but my test knitters used between US7-9 to match my size.

Make sure you read the knitting instructions before starting!

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