Backgammon Hat and Cowl knitting patterns
Backgammon is thought to be one of the oldest known board games. Dating back some 5000 years, it’s a simple game using few colours for the board and draughts. Much like the game, this hat and it’s paired cowl seek to emulate that simple style with colourwork that works dually to add patterning and warmth.
S [M, L]
Head circumference: 51 [54.5, 58.5]cm/20[21.5, 23]”
Third Vault Yarns Gytha Worsted in Charcoal Ash and Sandstone, 1 skein each, approx 190 m of each colour, 380 m total
4.5mm/ US 7 circular needle, 40cm long
5mm/ US 8 circular needle, 40cm long
20 sts x 28 rows to 10cm/4” in stranded colourwork on larger needles after blocking