Spring's Sprung by Theresa Schabes

Spring's Sprung

March 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stranded color work
US 5 - 3.75 mm
385 yards (352 m)
One size to fit most adults and teens
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This hat was designed for the Madison Knitter’s Guild’s 2017 Knit-In Summer Picnic event. Its pop of bright flowers signals the coming of spring, even as a hat is still needed for warmth through a wintery Wisconsin March and April.

Spring’s Sprung is worked in simple stranded knitting in three colors of sport weight yarn: one neutral and two bright colors. The color work pattern is charted and designed to be an easy first stranded knitting project. Only on a few rows of knitting have yarn floats long enough to need to be ‘caught’.

Work up your own hat as a reminder of spring on a blustery late-winter day.

Skills Needed to Successfully Complete This Pattern: knit, purl, work in the round, knit front & back increase, simple stranded color work, knit 2 together decrease, make pompom.

Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport (100% wool; 184 yds/50 g), one skein each in two bright and one neutral color. Sample shown in 116S Blue Boy(CC1), 108S Cherry Delight(CC2) and 720S Ash(BC).
Sport weight yarn, 146 yds./134 m each in two contrast colors and 93 yds./85 m in a background color.

US #5/3.75 mm 16” circular needle
US #5/3.75 mm double point needles (or knitter’s preference for working top of hat)
Stitch marker, tapestry needle