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 (DK green)
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 (unblocked)
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)