Coniferous Hat by HandWorks Knitwear Designs

Coniferous Hat

Knitting
September 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in charted patt on larger needle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
392 yards (358 m)
13 ½ (15 ¼, 16 ¾)" circumference at brim, relaxed, 18 ¾ (21 ¼, 24)" circumference at widest point, and 6 ¾ (7, 7 ¼)" tall
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Inspired by the scenery of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, the Coniferous Hat uses the marlisle technique popularized by Anna Maltz. This technique combines marling and solid colors through stranded knitting to create a colorful, geometric beanie. This hat is worked from the bottom up starting with a twisted-rib brim in the main color. Then a strand of a contrasting color is added to create the colorful garter-stitch sections.

Difficulty Easy

Yarn Weight 1

Finished Size 13 ½ (15 ¼, 16 ¾)“ circumference at brim, relaxed, 18 ¾ (21 ¼, 24)” circumference at widest point, and 6 ¾ (7, 7 ¼)“ tall. Hat shown measures 24”.

Yarn Zitron gesa & flo (100% virgin wool; 98 yd 90 m/ 7⁄8 oz 25 g): #09 Light Grey (MC), 3 balls; #12 Dark Navy (CC), 1 ball. Yarn distributed by Skacel.

Needles Sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm): 16” circular (cir). Size 4 (3.5 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 24 sts and 39 rnds = 4” in charted patt on larger needle.

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NOTES

  • This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.

  • The body of this hat is worked using the “marlisle” technique: stitches alternate between using two strands and one strand of yarn. The yarn not in use is stranded (carried) along the wrong side of the piece, similar to Fair Isle knitting. Keep floats loose.