This stranded colorwork hat features a repeating design of hearts and arrows. While it’s totally appropriate for Valentine’s Day, if that’s not your thing, make the hat monochrome using three shades of the same color ― light for the background, medium for the hearts, and dark for the arrows ― for a modern look.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Finished Circumference 17¾ (19½, 21¼)”
2-3” negative ease recommended.
Shown in size 17¾”
Gauge: 36 sts and 40 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stranded St st after wet blocking
Cascade 220 Fingering (100% Wool; 273 yards [250 meters]/100 grams): 9559 Indigo Frost Heather (MC), 1 ball; 9568 Twilight Blue (CC1), 1 ball; 9404 Ruby (CC2), 1 ball
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm): 16” circular; US size 2 (2.75 mm): 16” circular and DPNs
Notions: Marker; tapestry needle; 3” pompom maker
K2, P2 rbbing
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for pattern.
When working the stranded sections, bring the contrast color under the main (background) color.
With smaller circular needle and MC, CO 160 (176, 192) sts. Join to work in the round and PM to indicate beg of rnd.
Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 1½”.
Switch to larger circular needles.
Knit 4 (5, 6) rnds.
Join CC1 and begin working from Heart and Arrow Chart. Chart will repeat 10 (11, 12) times around hat. Join CC2 when necessary.
When Heart and Arrow Chart is complete, work Top of Hat Chart. When Top of Hat Chart is complete, 16 (17, 18) sts rem. Break yarn and draw through sts, cinching tight.
Weave in ends and block.
Using one strand each of MC and CC1 (or any combination you prefer), make a pompom and tie to top of hat.
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