The Holloway Hat by cold comfort knits

The Holloway Hat

Knitting
November 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette (in stranded colour-work pattern)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
145 - 175 yards (133 - 160 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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Knit in a delightfully fluffy alpaca “blow yarn”, and featuring a bold stranded colour work motif, the Holloway Hat is both quick and fun to knit.

For most head sizes, two balls will make two hats—choose a main colour and a contrast colour for the first hat, then reverse them for the second hat—fraternal hat twins! For larger heads, three balls will make a pair of identical hat twins.

The yarn may be blown…but your budget won’t be! With three sizes to choose from, and a modified chart option, for a more solid motif (see final image), there really is a Holloway Hat for everyone on your knit list!


Sizes

Small (Medium, Large); to fit actual head circumference of approx. 21 (22, 23) inches / 54 (56, 58) cm.

Finished Measurements

9.5 (9.75, 10) inches length x 18 (19.8, 21.6) inches circumference / 24 (25, 25.5) cm length x 46 (50, 55) cm circumference.

Yarn

Garnstudio DROPS Air (65% Alpaca, 28% Nylon, 7% Wool; 164 yards / 150 meters / 50 grams): 1 ball in desired MC + 1 ball in desired CC.

The sample hats used:
Small: ~ 95 yds (87 m) MC + 46 yds (42 m) CC.
Medium: ~ 105 yds (96 m) MC + 53 yds (49 m) CC.
Large: ~ 115 yds (105 m) MC + 60 yds (55 m) CC.

Needles

One 16” (40 cm) circular needle size US 7 (4.5 mm).
One 16” (40 cm) circular needle size US 9 (5.5 mm).
One set of four double-pointed needles size US 7 (4.5 mm).

Gauge

20 stitches & 21 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in stranded colour work pattern, using larger needle.


Turning over a new leaf—
Starting in September 2019, all cold comfort knits patterns will be formatted with printing/tree-saving in mind. Photos will be limited or strategically placed within the main pattern for a more printer-friendly paper-saving layout. Enjoy!