Rare & Remarkable hats
This is a pattern for a slouchy beanie worked from the bottom up, in the round, and using the stranded colourwork technique.
This pattern includes 2 motifs to choose from (Tuatara and Little Penguins). There are a few rounds with long floats and I have included an explanation of the Ladder-Back/Invisible Jacquard method. But you may tack your floats any way you like. The charts are also split into 3 for your convenience.
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Doespins; Sport; 25% Arapawa wool 75% Merino wool; 201yds (184m) / 50g
approximate yarn amounts (for a single hat):
MC (Undyed) - 40g ; 161yds/ 148m
CC1 (for animal pattern in Enigma/Moss) - 22g ; 89yds / 81m
CC2 (for bottom border in Moss/Enigma) - 8g ; 33yds / 30m
3.0mm (us no 2.5) circular 20in/50cm
3.5mm (us no 4) circular 20in/50cm
DPNs 6in/15cm (crown)
2yds/m dark yarn for eyes and beaks
25 sts x 28 rows = 4in/10cm measured over stranded stockinette on larger needles
Some knitters work stranded and single-coloured at different gauges. Change needles, as needed, to keep gauge the same throughout.
approximate finished size:
one size fits many; 21-25 in/53cm-63.5 cm head
needle to weave in ends, st marker (or markers as needed)