Spruce by Pam Allen


January 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in slip stitch pattern with larger needles, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
360 yards (329 m)
19" [48.5 cm] brim circumference and 9½" [24 cm] tall
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Spruce is worked with bands of slip stitch, our favorite way to add a quick color pattern to a piece of knitting. Carry one color at a time—no floats, no uneven tension. This version of the hat was made with leftovers of yarn at the bottom of Pam’s work basket that came together surprisingly well. So many color possibilities!

1 skein buru 310 (A)
1 skein barent’s sea 326 (B)
1 skein chamomile 312 (C)

16” circular in sizes US 8 and 9 / 5 and 5.5 mm
set dpns in size US 9 / 5.5 mm

skills required
Long-tail cast on, pom poms (links provided); decreasing, slipping stitches, working with multiple colors.