Queenstown Hats in 4 variations is gender non-specific hat mimics the hot air balloons flying over Lake Alta in Queenstown, New Zealand. Travel is a huge inspiration, and I never know how it will reveal itself. The youthful, exuberant, and inclusive vibe of Queenstown came out as a hat for everyone.
Each variation comes in five sizes!
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Queenstown Hats Yarns
Choose your yarn, and enjoy making Queenstown Hats — you will likely get asked to make more than one. The hat is shown in 4 different yarns, with slight variations in fit and shape.
Cashgorareveals a flat, draping fabric, while Targhee Sock fromOink Pigmentsis a cushy superwash. It Could Be Worstedis a 50/50 Merino & Tussah silk blend that drapes. Dottieis a superwash merino blend with slubs. All these yarns can be substituted and I give substitution notes with each pattern.
solid fingering uses
Cashgora Fingering from Cashmere People Yarns, 100% Cashgora, 100g, 414 yds (379 m). WPI 18. 1 skein
3-color sock uses
Oink Targhee sock from Oink Pigments, fingering/sock weight, 90% Targhee superwash, 10% nylon, 100g / 400 yds (365m). WPI 17. Color 1, Color 2, & Color 3. A single-color hat will need 1 skein
It Could Be Worsted from Anzula Luxury Fibers, 50% superwash Merino, 50% Tussah silk, 114g / 190 yds (173 m). WPI 11. 2 (2) (2) (3) (3) skeins
Striped fingering uses
Dottie Fingering from Anzula Luxury Fibers, 80% superwash Merino, 17% acrylic, 3% polyester, 114g / 420 yds (384 m). WPI 20. 1 skein each Color 1 & Color 2. A single-color hat will need 1 (1) (1) (2) (2) skeins.