Whether you prefer juicy greens or delicious golden shades, a tonal hat makes for a satisfying colourwork snack. Slices of classic motifs pile up to give just the right amount of slouch, all topped off with a perfect pomme. John Arbon’s Appledore yarn is a perfect choice: crisp and woolly, with a shade selection as rich as the apple varieties that lent their names, and a bloom as beautiful as the heritage orchard where we took the photos.
Finished circumference: 47 (51, 55) cm / 18.75 (20.5, 22) in
Finished depth: 21.5 cm / 8.5 in
Shown in Size 2 with 2.5 cm / 1 in negative ease.
3.0 mm 40 cm circular needles
3.5 mm 40 cm circular needles, and longer circular needles or DPNs, as preferred for working small circumferences in the round.
25.5 sts and 27 rows over 10 cm / 4 in, in stranded colourwork using larger needles, after blocking.
It is recommended that you use a 100% wool, non-superwash lofty bulky yarn in three colours.
Sample is made using:
John Arbon Appledore, 40% Devon Closewool, 40% Romney, 20% Exmoor Blueface, 62 m / 68 yards per 25g mini skein
MC - Tom Putt, 75 m / 80 yds, 2 mini skeins
CC1 - Golden Knob, 50 m / 55 yds, 1 mini skein
CC2 - Hoary Morning, 75 m / 80 yds, 2 mini skeins
CC3 - Dabinett, 15 m / 15 yds, 1 mini skein
CC4 - Yeovil Sour, 15 m / 15 yds, 1 mini skein
MC - Foxwhelp, 70 m / 75 yds, 2 mini skeins
CC1 - Sweet Coppin, 35 m / 40 yds, 1 mini skein
CC2 - Hoary Morning, 70 m / 75 yds, 2 mini skeins
CC3 - Whimple Wonder, 20 m / 20 yds , 1 mini skein
CC4 - Golden Knob, 30 m / 35 yds, 1 mini skeins
Stranded colourwork, knitting in the round, reading charts
Medium pom-pom maker
40 cm strong yarn or thread to secure pompom