Simple Pleasures Hat by Purl Soho

Simple Pleasures Hat

November 2008
yarn held together
+ Fingering
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
4.75 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch, using the larger needle
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
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  • 1 skein of Rowan’s Kid Silk Haze, 70% super kid mohair, 30% silk (This color is “Majestic”, #589.) (For more color options, consider Alchemy’s Haiku mohair/silk blend. The equivalent gauge of Kid Silk Haze, it’s a beautifully hand dyed alternative.)
  • 1 skein of Jade Sapphire’s 2 Ply Cashmere-Silk, 45% cashmere, 55% silk. (This is color is “Tea Leaves”.)
  • A US #8 16 inch circular needle
  • A US #9 16 inch circular needle
  • A tapestry needle

4.75 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch, using the larger needle and 1 strand of cashmere silk and 1 strand of mohair

18 inches in circumference, unstretched. To fit an average woman’s head.

For this pattern, I call the Cashmere Silk “Yarn A”. (It is doubled for the cuff.) I call the Mohair “Yarn B”. (For the crown, one strand of Yarn A is combined with with one strand of Yarn B.)

To double Yarn A, either wind the skein into two balls and pull one strand from each ball. Or, wind a center-pull ball (by hand or, more easily, on a swift) and pull one strand from the inside of the ball and one from the outside.