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Aduki Hat

By Suzie Blackman, 14 February 2010
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Aduki hat in Colinette ART yarn

A slouchy, garter stitch hat in an easy, two-colour stripe and slip-stitch pattern.

I designed this hat to show off the beautiful, jewel-like colours of Colinette ART and to make the most of the  wool / bamboo blend’s subtle sheen and drape.

The hat is worked in the flat and seamed, and is suitable for novice knitters familiar with knit and purl. You may want to read this article on seaming if you need help with mattress stitch.

Knit it to suit your tastes – add more slouch or make it fitted, two colours or one – it’s up to you!

Size

  • Small: to fit head circumference 51 cm / 20 inches
  • Medium: 56 cm / 22 inches
  • Large: 61 cm / 24 inches

Requirements

Yarn & notions

Suitable for worsted / light aran weight yarns. Wool / bamboo or wool / silk blends will give the intended amount of drape, but pure wools and smooth-textured yarns can also be used.

  • Main colour: 82 (91, 100) metres / 90 (100, 110) yards. Pictured in Colinette ART (80% wool, 20% bamboo) in ‘Nocturne’.
  • Contrast colour: 65, (74, 83) metres / 71 (81, 91) yards. Picture in Colinette ART in ‘Star Anise’.

2 x 100 g skeins of Colinette ART will make two hats (with main and contrast colours reversed).

Needles & equipment

  • 4 mm needles
  • 5 mm needles
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Yarn needle

Tension / gauge

22 (DK) / 18 (aran) / 14 (chunky) stitches over 10 cm (4 in.) in garter stitch

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