Urban Jungle Hat by Rachel Illsley

Urban Jungle Hat

Knitting
November 2018
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
DK
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (colourwork)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
360 - 410 yards (329 - 375 m)
Adult sizes regular and large
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Leopard print is one of my favourite patterns to wear and it’s no coincidence that this also happens to be one of my favourite hats. The inclusion of mohair gives the hat a beautiful fuzziness, helping to soften and blur the leopard print pattern, whilst also creating a feeling of cosy luxury. Two style options are available to you here: the snug fit, which produces a dense, closely-knit fabric and a hat that fits closely to your head; and the slouched fit, which produces a more relaxed, draped fabric and a hat that sags comfortably when worn.

Gauge (after wet blocking)
Headband ribbing on 3.25mm needles:
26 sts over 34 rnds makes a 4x4” square
In the colourwork pattern, worked on 3.5mm needles:
25 sts over 28 rnds makes a 4x4” square
Or the colourwork pattern worked on 5mm needles:
25 sts over 20 rnds makes a 4x4” square

Yardage
For each colour in the hat, two strands of yarn are held and knitted together.
Folded Headband: approx. 11g / 93yds Drops Kid-Silk held together with approx. 30g / 82yds Stylecraft Special DK.
Flat Headband: approx. 6g / 42 yds Drops Kid-Silk held together with approx. 16g / 44yds Stylecraft Special DK.
Contrast Colour: approx. 6g / 42yds Drops Kid-Silk held together with approx. 16g / 44yds Stylecraft Special DK.
Main Colour: approx. 7g / 60yds Drops Kid-Silk held together with approx. 19g / 52yds Stylecraft Special DK.

Sizing Guide
The pattern includes instructions for two adult sizes (regular, for 21-22” head circumference and large, for 23-24” head circumference), two headband styles (folded or flat) and two fit options (snug and slouched). So, whatever your preference on hats, you can tailor this pattern to suit.