Silhouette and Sky by Andrea Rangel

Silhouette and Sky

September 2019
Gauge Dye Works Merino Worsted Classic
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in bobble colourwork pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
185 - 200 yards (169 - 183 m)
19.5(20.75) in/49.5(53) cm
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Inspired by branches and raindrops against a rich sunset, Silhouette and Sky uses simple colourwork combined with bobbles to create texture and colour pattern. This project has lots of special details - the tubular cast-on creates a perfectly rounded bottom edge; one golden bobble above the brim evokes the last rays of the day’s sunlight, and the final stitches in matching gold could be the rising North star.

This pattern was originally the September pattern for the Gauge Dye Works Summer 2019 Yarn + Pattern Club. It’s now available to everyone. It’s included in the SKY collection along with Morning and Evening and Sun and Moon. Get the yarn from Gauge Dye Works.

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Finished Measurements
Finished Hat Circumference: 19.5(20.75) in/49.5(53) cm

Intended to be worn with about 1 in/2.5 cm of negative ease. Choose a size slightly smaller than the desired head circumference.

Shown in size 20.75 in/53 cm

185(200)yd /170(183) m worsted weight yarn

If substituting:
Yarn A: 102(110) yd/93(101) m
Yarn B: 83(90) yd/76(83) m
Yarn C: 2 yd/2 m

Shown in:
Gauge Dye Works Merino Worsted CLASSIC (100% superwash Merino wool; 215 yd/197 m per 115 g/4 oz skein)

Colour: Silhouette & Sky; 1 skein

Blocked Gauge
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.

23 sts/24 rows = 4 in/10 cm in bobble colourwork pattern

Needles & Notions
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Suggested Size US 8/5 mm needles:

  • 16 in/40 cm circular needle
  • set DPN’s, long circular for magic loop, or other small-circumference method

smooth worsted weight waste yarn
tapestry needle
stitch marker

working in the round, tubular cast-on (instructions given), colourwork, making bobbles, decreasing

Photos by Zee Photo.