Hakea Hat by Ambah O'Brien.
Hakea Hat is a fun way to play with colour. The contrasting slip stitch sections are easy to work; a single colour per round produces dramatic results. Use a colour-change yarn or make a scraptastic version by using those tiny leftovers you've been saving from a favourite project. Either way you'll whiz through each round to get to the next colour and have a gorgeous hat in no time. The slip stitch pattern reminds me of the spiky flowers of the Hakea plant, an Australian native of which there are many varieties. It's well worth a google search if you are unfamiliar with these beautiful plants.
Gauge: 27 sts and 40 rounds = 4”/10 cm in Twisted Ribbing with smaller needles, 25 sts and 48 rounds = 4”/10 cm in Hakea Slip stitch with larger needles, blocked
- To fit head circumference: 19.75 (22.25, 24.75)“/49.5 (55.5, 62) cm
- Actual hat circumference: 16.75 (19.25, 21.75)”/42 (48, 54.5) cm
- Height: approximately 8.5 (9, 9.5)”/21.5 (22.5, 24) cm
Materials Used: Fingering/light sport (*Note: For the optional scraptastic version, use up small leftovers for each CC section. You’ll need approximately 9 (10, 11) yd/9 (10, 10) m for each of the CC sections.)
- MC: 132 (142, 155) yd/ 121 (130, 142) m; Yoth Yarns, Little Brother, (fingering weight, 80% superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 435 yd/398 m per 100 g), Caviar
- CC: 84 (88, 100) yd/77 (81, 92) m; Spincycle Yarns, Dyed in the Wool, (sport weight, 100% superwash Merino, 200 yd/183 m per 50 g) Dead Reckoning
Needle Size: US 2/2.75 mm and US 4/3.5 mm DPNs or circular needles for small circumference knitting, or size required to obtain gauge
Pattern Includes: Written Instructions
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner