Velino - slouch by Claudia Fiocchetti

Velino - slouch

by Claudia Fiocchetti
Knitting
March 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in over pattern in the round on gauge-size needle(s)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
147 yards (134 m)
To fit adult head with 51-56cm / 20-22in circumference
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Velino - Slouch

Above my birth town of Avezzano (in the Italian region of Abruzzo) sits the mountain of Velino, standing at 2,487 m high. In winter Velino is frequently capped with snow and in summer, the rocks that cover its surface gleam in the sunlight, rough and white. The colour and texture of this hat recalls the mountainous landscape of my childhood.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Àrd-Thìr (60% Peruvian Highland Wool; 40% Alpaca; 65m / 71yds per 50g skein)
Kiloran: 3 x 50g skeins
(If making the Velino hat and mitts set, you can comfortably do so with 4 skeins of Àrd-Thìr.)

Needles and notions
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working in the round
Below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working in the round
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
22 stitches and 26 rounds to 10cm / 4in over pattern in the round on gauge-size needle(s)
Use 4.5mm needle(s) as a starting point for swatching.

Size
To fit adult head with 51-56cm / 20-22in circumference
This hat is quite roomy, so should accommodate most adult sizes.

Pattern notes
This hat is worked in the round from bottom to top with an optional pom-pom added at the end.