Winter Elm Hat Kit
3 Balls of TRENDSETTER KINSALE plus pattern is this kit
40% wool, 28% poly, 20% silk, 12% baby alpaca
50 grams, +/- 100 yards
18 sts = 4" #9 U.S. Needle
November can be kind of dreary—for some people this is “stick season”—lots of bare trees, but not yet any snow to cover up the bony trunks and branches. This cozy hat is just what you need on a brisk day—slightly slouchy, this hat is sized to fit comfortably with enough extra length to pull it right down to the eyes when the winds howl. Enjoy with or without the optional pompom!
4 SIZES: Toddler (Child, Adult Average, Adult Large)
Circumference: 16 (18, 20, 22) inches
Fits: heads measuring up to 18 (20, 22, 24) inches
Length: 7.5 (9, 10.25, 11) inches
GAUGE: 18 sts and 20 rnds = 4”/10cm on gauge size needles (over blocked colorwork pattern).
US size 9 (5.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge, and US size 8 (5.0mm) or one size smaller than gauge needle
Choose needle types base on your preferred method of working small circumferences in the round.
YARN: Knit Picks Simply Wool (100% Eco Wool), Aran Weight, 100g=193 yards, (or another lofty aran-weight wool yarn that knits to gauge)
Amounts: MC-Cream (Wanda)—60 (70, 80, 100) yards, CC1-Light Grey (Winkle)—40 (45, 50, 65) yards, CC2-Dark Grey (Wordsworth)—60 (70, 80, 100) yards
NOTIONS: 6-8 stitch markers, tapestry needle, optional pompom maker
SKILLS USED: working in the round, decreases (k2tog, ssk), using a chart, 2-color colorwork