Short Description: A fun slouchy hat design using the ethical Wool Days Scout DK / 8ply yarn in an up-to-the-minute colour combination of light grey and blush.
Gauge: 19 stitches and 28 rows in 4” / 10cm in stocking/stockingette stitch, unstretched, washed and blocked flat.
Finished Measurements: Nominally Child (Adult Average, Adult Large)
Finished size 16 ¾ 20 ¼, 23 ½ in / 42 50.5, 59 cm (approx. head circumference)
Materials Used: Yarn:
- Main Yarn: Wool Days Scout in colour Winter’s Day 100% Merino; 104m / 50g; 2 (2, 2) skeins OR 150 (185, 210) yds / 135 (165, 190) m of DK/8 ply Weight yarn.
- Feature Yarn: Wool Days Scout in colour Blush 100% Merino; 104m / 50g; 1 (1, 1) skein OR 100 (105, 115) yds / 90 (95, 105) m of DK/8 ply Weight yarn.
Needle Size: US8 (5.0mm) and US7 (4.5mm)
Pattern Includes: Pattern details charted Spotted pattern, 2 x 2 Ribbing, Pompom instructions, Schematic Diagram, Written Instructions.
Skill Level: Advanced Intermediate
Other Details: Hat begins with a cast on to work a 2x2 rib brim. It is then worked flat in a charted Spotted Pattern and sewn up at the end. Pattern details 3 hat sizes. We recommend working the Spotted Pattern using a combination of intarsia and stranded colourwork techniques. Use a separate bobbin or butterfly of Feature Yarn for each spot, catching the new yarn around the old to prevent a hole when changing colours, but don’t bother with separate bobbins for each section of background colour—simply float the Main Yarn across the wrong side of the work to where it is needed next.