The Janice Hat by cold comfort knits

The Janice Hat

September 2018
yarn held together
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch ITR
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 yards (366 m)
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OH. MY. GOD! Did somebody say mohair? If you love fluffy hats, you’re going to love Janice. This soft, slouchy hat is fun & simple to knit…and a little twisted. Perfect for that lonely ball of mohair that’s languishing in your stash, or that irresistible ball of fluff you scored at your LYS. Janice accommodates most lace-weight mohair yarns, paired with most sport or light-DK yarns.

(A) Approximately 200 yds (180 m) of a sport or light-DK weight yarn and (B) 200 yds (180 m) of a lace-weight mohair yarn.
OR the same amounts in (A) a light fingering or fingering weight yarn and (B) a DK- weight mohair yarn.
Note: The Janice Hat is worked with one strand each of Yarn A and Yarn B held together throughout.

Shown in (A) Primrose Yarn Co. Adelaide 100% Merino Wool; 435 yds (398 m) / 115 g and (B) Lang Yarns Mohair Fancy 38% mohair, 35% wool, 18% silk, 9% other fibres; 154 yds (141 m) / 25 g.

Size 3.5 mm (US 4) 16”/40 cm circular needle (ribbing).
Size 3.75 mm (US 5) 16”/40 cm circular needle (body).
Size 3.75 mm (US 5) double-pointed needles x 4 (crown).

24 stitches & 34 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking.

17” (43 cm) circumference x 10” (25 cm) length, after blocking. To fit approx. 22” (56 cm) head circumference.

The stitch & round multiples on which JANICE is based are now included in the pattern. For less experienced knitters who want to make a different size, the math is now provided. More experienced knitters can use this same information to make decisions about yarn substitution, gauge etc. I hope this helps empower you to understand your knitting better and to find your perfect fit!

The Janice Hat is part of the cold comfort knits Friends Collection, first issued in 2018. The entire collection has been updated for 2021. Going forward only the 2021 versions of these patterns will be supported. Please be sure you have the updated (2021) version of the pattern before reaching out for pattern support. Thanks, and Happy Knitting!