#17 Colorwork Hat by Kristin Nicholas

#17 Colorwork Hat

July 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in chart patterns using larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
651 yards (595 m)
Circumference 20"/51cm
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Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2009: “Bicolored pompoms punctuate the earflaps and point of Nicholas’s Fair Isle patterned stocking cap with embroidered details. It’s knit from the garter-stitch band up (the flaps are done separately) with ‘Julia’ from Nashua Handknits/Westminster Fibers*.

*Julia has been discontinued and replaced by CEY Color by Kristin.

“Peruvian inspired Ch’ulla/Chullo. Sized for adults.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • Circumference 20”/51cm
  • Length (from tip without pom pom to brim) 12”/30.5cm


  • 1 1¾oz/50g skein each (each approx 93yd/85m) Nashua Handknits/Westminster Fibers, Inc., Julia (wool/alpaca/mohair) in #6085 geranium (A), #2163 golden honey (B), #3961 lady’s mantle (C), #3158 purple basil (D), #121 persimmon (E), #8141 pretty pink (F), #6086 velvet moss (G)
  • One each size 5 and 7 (3.75mm and 4.5mm) circular needles, 16”/40cm long
  • One set (5) size 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles (dpns) in size 7 or size to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle and stitch markers

New yarn Colors:
* 1 1 3/4oz/50g skein each (each approx 93yd/85m) of Classic Elite Yarns Color by Kristin (wool/alpaca/mohair) in #3258 geranium (A), #3243 yarrow (B), #3281 lichen (C), #3228 aubergine (D), #3285 pumpkin (E), #3289 Julia’s pink (F), and #3212 deep forest (G) YARN WT = 4

20 sts and 22 rnds = 4”/10cm over chart patterns, using larger needles.

Note: When working in two-color rounds, take care to carry the yarn not in use loosely behind work.