Joulukuu Hat by Vanessa Ewing

Joulukuu Hat

Knitting
December 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
21.5 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in fairisle chart in the round on larger needle
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
189 - 213 yards (173 - 195 m)
Adult Small/Medium, (Adult Large)
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Joulukuu is the month of December in Finnish. Fair isle always reminds me of colder climates and cozy hats. This is a simple to follow fair isle hat worked in the round.

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Sizes
The brim is slightly smaller than the hat’s body circumference so it fits smoothly on your head. If you prefer a slouchier, less fitted hat, choose a size larger than your actual head circumference.

Size: 1 (2); Recommended for Adult Small/Medium, (Adult Large)
Approximate Finished Hat Circumference: 18 ¼ (19 ½)” / 46.5 (49.5) cm
Finished Length: 12 (12 ¾)” / 30.5 (32.5) cm
Shown in Size 1

Materials
A 10% buffer has been added to all yarn amounts
124 (136) yards / 113 (125) meters dk weight yarn COLOR A
32 (38) yards / 30 (35) meters dk weight yarn COLOR B
22 (25) yards / 20 (23) meters dk weight yarn COLOR C
11 (14) yards / 10 (13) meters dk weight yarn COLOR D

We used Cape May Fiber Co DK Merino (100% Superwash Merino, 231 yards, 3.5 oz /100 Gram).
In Colors…
COLOR A Mariana Trench (darkest black, green, blue)

(A mini skein is recommended for COLOR B, C and D. Each of the DK mini skeins are 49 yards / 20 grams)

COLOR B Sunflower Sauce (golden tones with raspberry, lilac and green)
COLOR C Festivus (natural white with speckles)
COLOR D Murky (medium denim blue with gold and moss speckles)

Needles

  • US Size 5 (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.5mm): 16” (40 cm) or 24” (60 cm) circular needle
  • US Size 7 (4.5 mm) set of double pointed needles (DPNs)

Notions

  • 6 stitch markers (5 in one color + 1 in a different color to mark BOR)
  • optional Pom Pom (our Pom is 6” /15.5 cm in diameter)

Gauge
21.5 sts, 25 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Fairisle Chart in the round on larger needle after blocking.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.