The Janice Hat by cold comfort knits

The Janice Hat

September 2018
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
340 - 350 yards (311 - 320 m)
One Size.
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OH. MY. GOD! Did someone say mohair? If you love fluffy hats, you’re going to love Janice. This bright slouchy hat is fun and simple to knit…and a little twisted. Want to use that lonely ball of mohair/silk that’s languishing in your stash? Or that irresistible ball of fluff you scored at your local fleece festival? Go for it! Janice was designed to accommodate a wide range of mohair-style yarns. Be bold! After all, you can’t use the original yarns…they’re discontinued, just like Janice.

?Finished Measurements
10.25” (26 cm) length x 8.5” (21.5 cm) width / 17” (43 cm) circumference; un-stretched.
To fit approx. 22” (56 cm) head circumference—average adult female.

Note: This pattern is worked with two strands of yarn held together; one strand of MC and one strand of CC.
MC: Americo Original Baby Dehaired Llama (100% Baby Llama; 251 yards / 230 meters / 100 grams): 1 skein in shade “Kohl”.
Sample used ~ 165 yards / 150 meters / 65 grams.
CC: Debbie Bliss Party Angel (72% Mohair, 24% Silk, 4% Metallic Fibre; 218 yards / 199 meters / 25 grams): 1 ball in shade #15507 “Red”.
Sample used ~ 175 yards / 160 meters / 20 grams.

Although these exact yarns/colours have been
discontinued, this pattern is quite forgiving and will work
with a variety of yarns, as long as the weights are close enough to get gauge. Mix it up by using a light or a dark colour for both the MC and CC, or a light colour for the MC and bright colour for the CC. Be uninhibited, just like Janice!

One 16” (40 cm) circular needle size US 3 (3.25 mm).
One 16” (40 cm) circular needle size US 4 (3.5 mm).
One set of four double-pointed needles size US 4 (3.5 mm).

24 stitches & 30 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch; un-stretched, using larger needles and one strand each of MC and CC held together.

Janice is part of The BFF Collection, a collection of 10 knittable, wearable, giftable hat patterns inspired by the warmth of friendship.