Alana Hat by Kathleen Sperling

Alana Hat

Knitting
December 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded pattern after blocking
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
126 - 284 yards (115 - 260 m)
baby, toddler, child, small adult, large adult
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This pattern is available from wipinsanity.blogspot.com for $5.50.

This hat is a quick and fun knit, with a small, straightforward motif over most of it, and a starburst-like pattern at the crown. It makes a great stashbuster for leftover sock yarn, and can be made in a wide range of sizes, from baby to large adult.

Skills Required

  • Knitting, purling
  • Increasing, decreasing
  • Working in the round
  • Chart reading
  • Stranded knitting
  • Colourwork cast-on (instructions in pattern)

Finished Measurements

Hat is intended to fit with about 10% negative ease.

  • Baby: 14” circumference, 6.5” from base to middle of crown
  • Toddler: 16” circumference, 7.5” from base to middle of crown
  • Child: 18” circumference, 8.5” from base to middle of crown
  • Small adult: 20” circumference, 9” from base to middle of crown
  • Large adult: 22” circumference, 10” from base to middle of crown

Yarn Requirements

All yardages are approximates.

  • Baby: 74 yards main colour, 52 yards contrast colour (sample shown used 70 yards of blue and 49 yards of red)
  • Toddler: 100 yards main colour, 70 yards contrast colour
  • Child: 136 yards main colour, 81 yards contrast colour (sample shown used 132 yards of green and 77 yards of gold)
  • Small adult: 138 yards main colour, 83 yards contrast colour (sample shown used 134 yards of pink/red/brown and 79 yards of white)
  • Large adult: 170 yards main colour, 114 yards contrast colour

Other Materials Needed

  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends