Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Rat Tonic Hat knitting pattern.

knitted hat with colorwork rats
Rat Tonic Hat is the 6th and last pattern from the Potions! collection. It's an easy beanie pattern with a band of stranded colorwork to make it unique and fun to knit. It's named after the Rat Tonic potion from the Harry Potter books.

You can get your copy of the pattern directly here with Paypal for $3.50:
Or you can buy it on Ravelry and get 20% off as a launching offer until June 20, 2013 with coupon code POTIONS6.

The sample shown here is a chemo hat for Octobre Rose (link is in French only).

colorwork mouse patternNow the technical info: 

Difficulty: easy.

Skills used: knit/purl in the round, decrease, stranded colorwork.

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

Yarn: Any sport weight yarn:
Main color: 150-200 yards.
Contrasting colors: 30-40 yards of each contrasting color.

Gauge: 24 stitches x 28 rows = 4" in stockinette.

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

Have fun hat knitting!