Tarradale by Emily K Williams


December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette / double knitting
US 5 - 3.75 mm
656 yards (600 m)
To fit head circumference: 51 (56, 61.5)cm / 20 (22, 24¼)in
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Tarradale Hat
by Emily Williams
Colourwork goes graphic in this bold hat. Double knitting offers a fresh take on a traditional pattern: since there are no floats to manage, the motifs can be considerably larger, while a double layer of wool offers extra warmth for cold climates. With an innovative construction, knitted seamlessly from a provisional cast on, Tarradale is fully reversible. A neat swirl crown finishes this hat off to perfection.

Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% wool; 30% mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball)
A Birkin x 3 balls 

B Lochan x 3 balls

Needles and Notions
40cm / 16in gauge-size circular needle.
40cm / 16in below gauge-size circular needle (2 sizes below gauge size).
Below gauge-size crochet hook for provisional cast on (if using this method).
Lockable stitch marker.
1 other stitch marker (of any type).
Tapestry needle.
Waste yarn.

23 sts and 35 rows to 10cm / 4in over stocking stitch and double-knit colourwork in the round on gauge-size needle. Gauge was achieved on 3.75mm / US 5 needle.

To fit head circumference: 51 (56, 61.5)cm / 20 (22, 24¼)in
Hat circumference (unstretched): 47.5 (52.5, 58.5)cm / 18¾ (20¾, 23)in
Height from brim to crown: 25.5 (28, 30.5)cm / 10 (11, 12)in

Special techniques
Provisional cast on
Crown Twist
Double knitting
German short rows

Pattern notes
Beginning with a provisional cast-on, the crown of the hat is worked as a tube, which is folded in on itself and twisted, before the two ends are joined. The colourwork motif and rib are then worked from the top down in double knitting, to form a perfectly reversible hat. Each stitch on the chart denotes two stitches on the needles. Charts are read from right to left throughout.