The Tough Fluff Hat by cold comfort knits

The Tough Fluff Hat

Knitting
February 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
DK
+ Fingering
= Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch (worked flat)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
220 - 300 yards (201 - 274 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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THE TOUGH FLUFF HAT
With so many fluffy yarns on the market right now—in so many different weights—Tough Fluff was designed to be flexible and accommodating. Omit the cables, and you’ve got a virtually limitless template for making all your fluffy dreams come true. Fluffy yarns—dark, bright, variegated and speckled—will all shine on a 2 x 2 ribbed canvas. Even tough guys will appreciate a decadent ribbed beanie. When the going gets tough, the tough knit fluff. So, go! Get your fluff on!


SIZES
Small (Medium, Large): To fit approx. 21 (22, 23)” / 54 (56, 58) cm head circumference.

YARN
Yarn A: Blue Sky Fibers Brushed Suri (67% Suri Alpaca, 22% Merino Wool, 11% Rayon; 142 yards / 130 meters / 50 grams). S (M, L): 1 (1, 2) skeins in desired colour.
Yarn B: Rowan Alpaca Classic (57% Alpaca, 43% Cotton; 131 yards / 120 meters / 25 grams). S (M, L): 1 (1, 2) skeins in desired colour.

OR a total of approx. 220 (260, 300) yards / 200 (240, 280) meters of a comparable yarn pairing.

NEEDLES (adjust if necessary to obtain correct gauge)
One 16” (40 cm) circular needle size US 7 (4.5 mm).
Five double-pointed needles (DPNs) size US 7 (4.5 mm).

GAUGE
16 stitches / 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch, worked flat.

NOTES
Cables: The original Tough Fluff features a trio of delicate cables, which can be worked on just the front, or both the front and back (instructions for both are included). Because the cables are fluffy and delicate they tend to show up best on light-colour yarns, and disappear on dark, highly saturated, or multi-colour yarns.
Note: Cable instructions are provided in chart format; you must be able to read charts to execute the cable pattern(s).

At the stated gauge almost any fluffy yarn combo will do.
• 1 strand of fingering/sock yarn + 2 strands of lace-weight Suri (alpaca)
• 1 strand of fingering/sock yarn + 2 strands of lace-weight mohair/silk
• 1 strand of light fingering yarn + 1 strand of fluffy worsted-weight yarn
• 1 strand of fluffy, blown, lofty, and/or chainette aran-weight yarn held single