Witchcraft by Kristen Jancuk


September 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
S (M, L); finished brim circumference 18 (20, 22)”/45.5 (51, 56) cm
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Slipped stitches have an air of magic about them. They allow you to manipulate the colors and textures in your knits without working any complex cables or having to fuss with multiple strands of yarn. That’s why I dubbed this hat “witchcraft”—how else can you explain making that all-over diamond pattern without crossing stitches or carrying unused colors on the inside?
A slightly slouchy beanie that knits up stunningly fast, Witchcraft starts with an extra squishy Fisherman’s Rib brim, then transitions to a playful slipped stitch pattern created with 2 coordinating skeins of The Fiber Seed Sprout DK. Decorative decreases finish off the crown, and it’s topped off with an optional pom (but if you skip the pom, you can get 2 hats out of the 2 skeins of yarn!).
Note: pattern is charted only

Sizes: S (M, L); finished brim circumference 18 (20, 22)”/45.5 (51, 56) cm

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rnds = 4”/10 cm in charted pattern on larger needles

Yarn: The Fiber Seed Sprout DK, 90% superwash Merino, 10% nylon, 250 yd/1.5 g (229 m/3.7 oz): 1 skein each in Mustard (MC) and Grandpa’s Sink (CC)

Suggested needles: US 4/3.5 mm and 6/4 mm 16”/40 cm circular needle, and set of US 6/4 mm DPNs

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