Stranded colorwork leaf and vine motifs twine luxuriously around the brim of this cap or headband in two sizes (S/L) to knit in the round. Worked in soft, lofty DK weight yarn, the brim provides a dense, cushy windbreaker on the coldest winter days. The top part of the hat is knit in a softer, single weight fabric that slouches pleasingly in any arrangement of bands or stripes. Top with a pom pom made from leftovers for a fun final touch.
Shown here: size large cap in Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK
, color Granite
(gray) and Spirit Trail Zalti, color Devilla Forest
Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK, Kent DK, or Better Breakfast DK, Confection Sport, Targhee Tango Sport, or any soft sport or DK yarn that knits to pattern gauge.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
17.5(21) inches brim circumference to fit heads measuring up to 20(23) inches around
Depth of headband = 4(5.5) inches / Depth of cap = 9.5(11) inches
Note: size may be further refined by using needles one size larger or smaller
Headband: Color A: 40(60) yards / Color B: 40(60) yards
Cap: Color A: 120(150) yards / Color B: 120(150) yards (including yardage for pom pom)
21 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on middle needles in Stone Soup DK
Note: gauge will be tighter in colorwork pattern
size 6US (4.0 mm) 16-inch circulars for colorwork brim (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 4US (3.5 mm) 16-inch circulars for hem ribbing (or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle)
size 7US (4.5 mm) 16-inch circulars and DPNs for body (or .5 mm larger than gauge needle)