On the Dot Hat and Cowl by Elena Nodel
Short Description: On the Dot is a cowl and hat set designed to delight a knitter. A clever combination of colors, cables, and slip stitches creates a unique design that looks like colorwork, but is not. This bold texture really pops against a plain fabric, but holds its own in a mix of patterns and textures, too. Its robust appearance belies the lightness of the fabric, which is knit in a lofty DK yarn for warmth without weight. Worked entirely in the round from bottom hem to top, with a stitch pattern that is nothing short of addictive, these pieces knit up quickly for immediate gratification. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in pattern stitch on larger needles (unblocked) 23 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in pattern stitch on larger needles (blocked)
Finished Measurements: Hat: 19 inches / 48.5 cm brim circumference and 9.5 inches / 24 cm in depth to fit a head measurement of 21 to 23 inches / 53.5 to 58.5 cm Cowl: 50 inches / 127 cm circumference and 9.5 inches / 24 cm in depth
Materials Used: Better Breakfast DK, Stone Soup DK, Cabecou Sport, Chebris Sport, Kent DK, Confection Sport, or Ghillie Sport/DK
Needle Size: size 6US (4.0 mm) 16 and 32 inch circular needles and DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge) size 3US (3.25 mm) 16- and 32-inch circular needles for ribbed trims (or .75 mm smaller than gauge needle)
Pattern Includes: Written and Charted Instructions
Skill Level: Average