Weod Hat by Marina Skua

Weod Hat

Knitting
October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Colourwork
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
139 - 208 yards (127 - 190 m)
1, 2, 3
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Weod is a nice toasty colourwork beanie designed with a little bit of slouch. The stranded design uses two colours and features a stylised leaf and branch motif – ‘weod’ is the Old English word for a weed.
The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up, with a tubular cast-on and ribbed brim.
Marina wears a size 2 (shorter version) with 9 cm / 3.5” negative ease, knit in Sheep (MC) and Fern (CC). Ben wears a size 3 (longer version) with 7 cm 2.5” negative ease, knit in Beech (MC) and Fox (CC).

Sizes: 1 (2, 3)

Measurements
Finished circumference: 42 (46, 50) cm / 16.5 (18, 19.5)”
Height (excluding pom pom): 24 cm / 9.5”

Yarn: Marina Skua Mendip DK (120 m / 131 yd per 50 g skein)
MC: 40 (45, 50) g or 95 (110, 120) m / 105 (120, 130) yd
CC: 14 (15, 17) g or 32 (36, 40) m / 35 (40, 45) yd (plus approx. 10 g for optional pom-pom)

Gauge: 24 sts and 29 rounds = 10 cm / 4” in colourwork pattern in the round on larger needles, after blocking

Needles
4 mm / US 6 circular needle, 60 cm / 24” length (or size required to obtain correct gauge)
4 mm / US 6 double-pointed needles or longer circular needle for magic loop, if desired (or size required to obtain correct gauge)
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle, 60 cm / 24” length

Notions: Scrap yarn, stitch markers, darning needle for sewing in ends. Optional: pom-pom maker or card to make pom-pom