Monday, March 18, 2013

Angels Hat knitting pattern.

Yesterday I released a hat pattern. I wanted to blog about it right away because you know Sunday I have  time for it. But it seems technology was against me. After a Blogger bug, a very slow Internet connection. So here we go in the early (rainy) Monday morning !

knitting pattern for a beanie with a band of colorwork angels and a textures top
Angels hat is a fun and cute beanie for both colorwork and textured hats lovers. This hat is knitted bottom up in the round and is seamless. The colorwork is stranded with two colors, some floats are rather long and you'll have to twist the yarn balls in the back. The textured top is made with twisted stitches. Details on how to achieve them are included, but it's really easy, you won't even need a cable needle! Note that all stitch patterns are both written and charted.

Feeling in for it? Get the pattern for $3.50: 

Techniques used: knit/purl in the round, decrease, stranded colorwork, twisted stitches.

Sizes included: To fit head size 16” (20”, 24”). 
When choosing size remember stranded colorwork is not very stretchy.

Any sport weight yarn (gauge is 24 stitches and 28 rows = 4")
Main color: 150-200 yards 
Contrasting color 1: 30-40 yards 
Contrasting color 2: 30-40 yards

The sample was knitted in Katia Promo-Fin. It worked out fine even if I'm not a big fan of the yarn (I used it because I wanted those single balls out of my stash and that I had the right colors). You can of course use any wool or wool blend instead.

Tools: Size US 4 / 3.5 mm set of 5 DPNs (or 16” circular or long circular for magic loop) or size to get gauge; tapestry needle; scissors; 1 stitch marker to mark beginning of the round.

And to finish a close-up, you can feel the yarn in the picture...
close up on knit beanie colorwork band angel and ladders
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