Reversible Honeycomb Hat
The honeycomb design appeals to the engineering side of my mind. Using hexagonal cells, bees create a structure that is sturdy and an extremely efficient use of building materials and space. It also appeals to the other side of my mind where honeycombs conjure thoughts of warmth, safety and community. The Reversible Honeycomb Hat, Cowl & Scarf designs have double thick reversible cables that form warm, squishy hexagonal cells over a drapey garter stitch fabric. It will certainly be what you want to wrap yourself in this winter.
This hat uses 2 colours of fingering weight yarn. The Main Colour creates the honeycomb pattern on one side of the hat and the Contrast Colour is used for the tubular cast on and creates the design on the other side of the hat.
This hat is knit in the round starting with a tubular cast on. The reversible honeycomb design is made using Fusion Knitting. Only one yarn is worked at a time.
The hat in the photos is knit in KnitCircus Greatest of Ease (Chimney Sweep/Vampire Boyfriend).
The Reversible Step Series is an introduction to Fusion Knitting. Fusion Knitting Tutorials show how to do the most commonly used cables without the use of a cable needle.
A Reversible Honeycomb Cowl and Reversible Honeycomb Scarf are also available.
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Reversible Honeycomb Patterns ebook
Category: Hat → Beanie, Toque
Suggested yarn: KnitCircus Greatest of Ease
Yarn weight: Fingering (14 wpi) ?
Gauge: 32 stitches and 66 rows = 10 cm in garter stitch
Needle size: US 3 - 3.25 mm
Yardage: 300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Sizes available: S, M, L
See RAVELRY Pattern Page for more pictures and link to other projects.