Slipstream Hat by Louise Zass-Bangham

Slipstream Hat

July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
220 - 260 yards (201 - 238 m)
S/M to fit 20"/51cm head & L/XL to fit 22"/56cm head
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A surprise addition to the ebook of the Slipstream Mystery Knitalong.

This textured hat shows-off the colours in a favourite yarn. Choose a variegated or semi-solid, and watch the colours slipstream elegantly from one texture to the next.

Lightweight, it’s perfect for Autumn. Check out the matching cowl and mitts In a Slipstream of Colour.

You can enhance your project with optional beads. Choose a colour that picks-out your favourite tones in your yarn.

Worked in the round, this is an intermediate project.

S/M to fit 20”/51cm head
L/XL to fit 22”/56cm head
Easily adjustable.

4ply/fingering with 365m/400yds per 100g skein - allow 200m/220 yds for S/M and 240m/260yds for L/XL.
Choose a semi-solid or variegated yarn with a good twist and a bit of bounce.
2.75mm/US 2 and 3mm/US 2 1/2 needles for working in the round using your preferred method - either sets dpns OR magic loop circulars with minimum 80cm/32” cable OR two sets each circulars with 60cm/24” cables.
Stitch marker

For optional beads:
Size 6/0 beads. Allow 120 beads.
Crochet hook 1mm/US 12 or slightly smaller, to attach beads.

Suggested yarns
Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply
Must Stash Yarns Jump & Jive
Whimzy Twisted MN - shown in Lost Meadow
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock

28 sts to 10cm/4” over stocking stitch (stockinette) using 3mm/ US 2 1/2 needles or size required to achieve tension.

All special stitches are described in the pattern. If you would like more help, there are tutorials on my blog for:
Joining in the round tips & tricks
1/1 RX - photo tutorial
1/3 RX - photo tutorial
PB - adding beads with a crochet hook photo tutorial
W1 tbl - photo tutorial

Want to share your project or find tips from other knitters? Visit the Pattern thread in our group.

Thank you to sample & test knitters: Mel, Liz, Amanda & Mary.
Tech editor: Akshata

Footnote: on yarn usage
The samples used 200m/220 yds for S/M and 240m/260yds for L/XL. If you are careful, you can make a S/M size set of hat & mitts from one skein of 365m/400yds. If you wish to make a set in L/XL, then make the hat first, followed by wristees (not mitts with a thumb gusset), adjusting the length of the wristees to suit the amount of yarn you have left.

With 200g of yarn, you can make the full set In a Slipstream of Colour, in the standard sizes given in the pattern. If you make the mitts project last, you may be able to make them with a longer cuff, depending on how much yarn you have leftover after the other two pieces are made.