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Bold crosshatching is paired with radiating circle motifs around this warm, cap in four sizes (XS/S/M/L)—a fun, colorwork project to brighten up the last days of winter while dreaming of sun-drenched summer fields. This design pairs a strong, natural gray with a bright gradient yarn for color interplay without a lot of fuss. Use soft, lofty yarns that bloom easily for a final result with a consistent surface. This project is an excellent choice for those just starting out with stranded colorwork, as it is easy to work and quite addictive.

Matching Motif: Till, Hectare

Sample showing in Size M and knit in Stone Soup DK (Marble & Slate), Kent DK (Tide Pool) with Feederbrook Farms Entropy in Sweet Corn, a custom gradient offered exclusively to Pairings 2019 club members. 

Suggested Yarn:
Stone Soup DK, Better Breakfast DK, Kent DK, Feederbrook Entropy Sport, or get the Cob Pattern and Yarn Kit

Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, elasticity, and yardage requirement.

Finished Size: 17(19.5, 22, 24.5) inches in circumference (washed and blocked) to fit heads measuring up to 18.5(21, 23.5, 26) inches around.

Yarn Requirements:
Color A (solid): 115(135, 150, 170) yards
Color B (gradient): 100(120, 130, 150) yards

21 sts and 33 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles in Kent DK (unblocked)
26 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in two-color pattern on larger needles (washed and blocked)

Size 6 US (4.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle and DPNs for body colorwork (or size to obtain correct gauge)
Size 4 US (3.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle for ribbing (or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle)