Sarma Hat by Inese Sang

Sarma Hat

January 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in pattern in round after gentle blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2.0 mm
145 - 185 yards (133 - 169 m)
1, 2 (see pattern notes for details)
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Sarma Hat is designed as a part of the set with Sarma mittens, also available in my Ravelry store.
Pattern is worked in wool and mohair held together for extra warmth and gently marled effect. Hat features a twig-like pattern with crochet bobbles, which are done in mohair only.
Sample shows the hat in size 1.

Sarma means hoarfrost in Latvian and the design has been inspired by wintry magic and the still, white and intricate beauty of hoarfrost as I remember it from my childhood back in Latvia. It’s my tiny love song to winter in wool

Pattern has been fully tech edited and test knitted.

Pattern includes written instructions and charts. If you work from charts only, you will need to refer to written instructions at certain points of the pattern.

1 (2) to fit the head circumference of 21 – 22 in. / 53 – 56 cm, 22.5 – 23.5 in. / 57 – 60 cm.

Hinterland Dusk 70% Canadian Rambouillet, 30% home grown alpaca; 395 yds (360 m) per 112 g hank in colour Maple. 142 (173) yds. / 130 (158) m.
Fibre Art Studio Kid Silk Mohair 72% Kid Mohair, 28% silk; 459 yds (420 m) per 50 g hank in undyed natural white. 203 (240) yds./ 185 (220) m.
single ply fingering weight yarn: 142 (173) yds./ 130 (158) m.
lace weight kid silk mohair yarn: 203 (240) yds./ 185 (220) m.

Everyone’s knitting tension is different, therefore needle sizes are suggestions only. Always use the needles that meet the gauge measurements.
US 4 (3,5 mm) 16 in. / 40 cm circular needle (or one size smaller than the larger needles used to obtain gauge)
US 5 (3.75 mm) 16 in. / 40 cm circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
US 5 (3.75 mm) double pointed needles (for decrease shaping)
One US A-0 (2 mm) crochet hook.

GAUGE: (knit in both yarns held together)
23 sts x 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern in round with larger size needles after gentle blocking.

NOTIONS: Stitch markers (to help with counting rnds), scrap yarn, tapestry needle, blocking tools.

As usual and absolutely necessary - my heartfelt thanks to my tech editor and to the team of my stellar test knitters, who volunteered their time, skills and knowledge to make this pattern possible.