60 Stranded colourwork hat
SIZE 50cm (19in) circumference
Stolen Stitches Nua (Sport/baby weight; 60% merino wool, 20% yak, 20% linen; 140m/153yds per 50g skein) A Kitten Fluff (9810); 1 x 50g skein B Rolling Bales (9808); 1 x 50g skein
NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES
1 set 4mm (UK 8/US 6) double-pointed needles (DPNs), or a 4mm circular needle, 60cm long, for Magic Loop method Stitch marker
24 sts and 32 rows to 10cm over patt on 4mm needles
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For general abbreviations, see p81
KNITTED HATS make great stashbuster projects, but sometimes it’s nice to choose a luxurious yarn to create a hat to treasure. This pattern uses Stolen Stitches Nua, a yarn brand created by Irish designer Carol Feller. It’s a sportweight blend of merino wool, yak and linen that knits up into a wonderfully light fabric with a gorgeous silkiness and glow; it’s available in 10 warm, tweedy shades. The hat has been designed by Juliet Bernard, and features an elegant stranded colourwork pattern.
Using 4mm circular needles or DPNs and yarn A, cast on 100 sts.
Round 1: (K2, P2) to end. Repeat this round 9 more times.
Inc rnd: (K5, M1), to end. 120 sts.
Begin working from Chart, repeating it six times in each round. Continue working from Chart until there are 6 sts remaining. Break the yarn, leaving a long tail. Using a sewing needle, thread yarn tail through the remaining sts, drawing it tight.
Weave in ends. Block gently, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band.
Crown decreases form a six-pointed star