Tiny Boats by Elizabeth Doherty

Tiny Boats

Knitting
November 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
191 - 256 yards (175 - 234 m)
x-small, small, medium, large, x-large
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A miniature fleet of boats sets sail upon a slipped stitch band, bringing with it a bit of extra warmth for your ears. The intricate-looking pattern is deceptively simple to knit. Only one color is worked per round, so there’s no need to carry two strands of yarn at once.

Explore classic and exciting color pairings, add a contrast edge—or for a fun variation, introduce a new color for each set of boats! The slightly slouchy hat can also easily be customized to have more slouch, or to be a fitted beanie.



Sizes
x-small, small, medium, large, x-large

Finished measurements
17½ (19, 20¼, 21¾, 23¼)" [44.5 (48, 51.5, 55.5, 59) cm]
circumference at band, approximately 9½" [24 cm] tall.

Yarn
A lofty fingering or sport weight yarn in two colors.
Color A: 70 (78, 82, 90, 93) yds [64 (71, 75, 82, 85) m]
Color B: 121 (132, 140, 152, 163) yds [110 (121, 128, 139, 149) m]

Blue/Gold: The Birlinn Yarn Company Hebridean Colours 4 Ply;
70% Cheviot, 30% Hebridean; 191 yd [175 m] per 50g skein,
in Ocean and Moss

Grey/Navy: Önling No. 1 ;
75% Merino, 25% Angora; 197 yd [180 m] per 50g skein,
in Dark Navy and Dark Grey

Note: Tiny Boats can easily be knit in a true fingering weight yarn by going up a pattern size, and down in gauge to get your desired fabric and hat size. Fingering weight yarn will require approximately 10% more yardage than the above estimate.

Gauge
22 sts x 32 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette, after washing and blocking.




Need help? If you have questions about the design—or just want to share your progress!—please visit the Tiny Boats discussion thread in the Blue Bee Knits group.