Tu nian hat pattern
Keeping you warm and supporting your creative year is Tù nián or Year of the Rabbit.
This year we have a water rabbit which means the coming year should bring harmony and calm; gentle and clear like morning dew settled on on a leaf.
This is a pattern for beanie worked in the round and using the stranded colourwork technique.
Since there are longer floats over some colourwork sections, you may want to use the Ladder-back/Invisible Jacquard technique included in this pattern.
Léttlopi by Ístex; Aran; 100% Icelandic; 109yds (100m) / 50g
approximate yarn amounts:
colour A (Black Heather 0005) - 8 (10, 12) g; 1 ball
colour B (Light Ash Heather 0054) - 36 (38, 40) g; 1 ball
colour C (Royal Fuchsia 1705) - 22 (24, 26) g; 1 ball
3.75mm (us no 5) circulars
4.0mm (us no 6) circulars
DPNs for crown shaping
20 sts x 22 rows = 4in/10cm over stranded stockinette on 4.0mm needles
Some knitters work stranded and single-coloured at different gauges. Change needles, as needed, to keep gauge the same throughout.
approximate finished sizes:
1 (2, 3)
circumference - 15.75 (19, 22) in / 40 (48, 56) cm
height - 9.5 (10, 10) in / 24 (25.5, 25.5) cm
to be worn with 0.5 - 1 in / 1.5 - 2.5 cm negative ease
needle to weave in ends, st markers