60 Stranded colour­work hat

The Knitter - - Con­tents - Ju et Bernard

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


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


Stolen Stitches www.stolen­ Visit www.fy­­tail­ers for UK stock­ists

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

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