Triangulation Hat by Vikki Bird

Triangulation Hat

August 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 24.5 rows = 4 inches
in measured over Traingulation patt
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
202 - 295 yards (185 - 270 m)
Hat: S (M, L)
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I’ve always been a fan of simple geometric patterns, and spent hours colouring books full of them when I was little. Now I like to knit them, and find their repetitive nature meditative to knit. Add a bright contrast pop and you have a real stand-out item of knitwear

The Triangulation hat is knitted from the bottom up, starting with a 2 x 2 rib cuff. The hat features a simple colourwork pattern, and is finished with a pompom to match the cuff, and the cuff folds back on itself, for extra-cosy ears.

The triangulation pattern is provided in the Ravelry version as both a chart and written instructions.

A matching fingerless mitts pattern is also available in my Ravelry store.

Small (Medium, Large)

Hat circumference: 48.5 (54.5, 60) cm 19.5 (21.75, 24) in

Hat length to crown (with brim folded back on itself): 19 (21.5, 24) cm 7.5 (8.5, 9.5) in

Designed to be worn with approximately 2.5 cm (1 in) negative ease, when measured around the ears.

21 sts and 24.5 rnds = 10 cm (4 in) in Triangulation pattern worked in the rnd on 4 mm (US 6) needle(s) after wet blocking, or size needed to obtain correct tension.

DK–worsted-weight yarn in the following colours and amounts:
A (pink): 80 (90, 100) m 90 (100, 110) yds
B (green): 55 (75, 90) m 65 (85, 100) yds
C (white): 50 (65, 80) m 55 (75, 90) yds

You will require an additional 110 m 125 yds for the pompom. If you are a little close on yardages, leave the pompom until last so you don’t accidentally use too much yarn and run out.

3.75 mm (US 5) circular needle, 40 cm (16 in) in length
4 mm (US 6) circular needle, 40 cm (16 in) in length
4 mm (US 6) DPNs

1 stitch marker
Tapestry needle
8.5 cm pompom maker (or two circles of cardboard of an appropriate size)
8.5 cm pompom
Balloon (for blocking, optional)

Pattern notes
The instructions are for the smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses S (M, L).

The sample was knitted in size M using Find Me Knitting Mary aran, 210 m (230 yds) per 100 g ball, 50% Peruvian highland wool, 50% superfine alpaca in Ffiwsia (A), Jâd (B) and Dafad (C). Note that while this yarn is listed as an aran weight yarn, I found it to behave much more like a DK–worsted weight yarn.

This pattern was first published in issue 92 of Knit Now Magazine.