The Orfeo Hat’s swirling colourwork motifs are inspired by the decorative stamped motifs found in 17thC books and music scores. I scaled up the tiny, tiling motifs which border the title page of Monteverdi’s opera L’Orfeo (published in Venice in 1609) to create abstract colourwork full of movement and baroque drama. The coordinating Orfeo Cow
l pattern is also available, and you can find the set of both patterns here
.Skills & Techniques
The Twisted German Cast On (optional), working stranded colourwork in the round, following colourwork charts, and working decreases.Materials Needed
1 skein in each of 2 colours of Outlaw Yarn Bohemia Sport (45% Polwarth, 45% Alpaca, 10% Possum; 183yds/167m per 50g skein), or 101yds/92.5m of sport-weight yarn for the Main Colour (MC) + 102yds/93.5m for the Contrast Colour (CC).
Sample colourways: ‘Parchment’ (MC) + ‘Leadlight’ (CC).
You will also need one end-of-round stitch marker + 3 optional markers for between repeats.Finished Measurements
Relaxed after blocking: 18”/46cm brim circumference, and 8.5”/21.5cm height from brim to crown. To fit 19-22”/48-56cm head circumference.