This is part of the Coloring Book collection (this plus two other standard patterns and the Color by Number pattern set).
- slip stitches are used to show off the colors in the variegation
- chevron patterned brim has slip stitches to match the body
- sized as you knit, from the top down
- woven slip stitch pattern was loosely inspired by basic potholder loom type weaving
- brim is meant to vaguely look like a knotted chevron friendship bracelet
- friendship bracelet tutorial links included for fun
- a variegated yarn in any weight, with color runs 2-10 inches / 5-25 cm long (yardage varies depending on size)
- needles sized to match yarn - a long circular to work magic loop method, or a set of double pointed needles and a 16 inch / 40 cm circular
- optional needle a couple sizes larger
This is an any-gauge pattern, designed specifically to use busy variegated colorways in any weight yarn, which may not look their best in plain stitch patterns, and would hide complex patterns like lace or cables. This hat uses slip stitches to really show off the colors in the variegation. You’ll work the easy stitch pattern in the hat’s body by watching the colors in the yarn and working your stitches according to the color changes.
The woven slip stitch pattern was loosely inspired by basic potholder loom type weaving many of us remember fondly from childhood; simple over and under weaving that anyone can master, no knowledge of warp & weft required! (The wooden loom pictured on the cover was my actual loom with the in-progress project still on it from when I was around 6 years old.)
The hat’s brim is a chevron stitch pattern, with slip stitches to match the body, meant to vaguely look like a knotted chevron friendship bracelet, another fun crafty childhood memory for many of us.