Wooded Walk Hat
Apples, evergreens, sheep, and mushrooms - what more could you want from a walk in the woods?
When choosing your own colors, feel free to be creative but make sure whatever colors you choose will provide enough contrast to show up.
Briggs and Little Heritage
A Main Color (white, sage) 1 skein
B Brown (separation lines, apple stems)
C Fawn (mushroom stems)
D Red (mushrooms and apples)
E Black (trees on Sage hat, sheep in all)
F Bleached White/Sheep’s Grey (sheep bodies)
G Dark Green (trees, apple leaves)
B-G require less than an ounce of yarn, approx 50 yards or much less.
Ribbing: size 3mm double pointed needles
Body: size 4.5mm double pointed needles
Find yarn and more at www.maritimefamilyfiber.com
Sized for an adult head. For children’s size, go down a needle size. The fit is tight, like a beanie style hat. For a looser hat, increase your needle size, or increase the stitches by increments of 10.
This hat will want to be vigorously blocked! Also, a great colorwork tip is to hold one color in each hand. This will help keep you mindful of tension and reduce puckering.
On smaller needles, cast on 100 stitches. Work in knit 1, purl 1 rib for 5 rows, working in the round.
Begin Chart, Work to End
Work one round even in main color after chart. Break other colors and tie off.
Row 1: knit 3, knit 2 together around
Row 2 and all even rows: knit around
Row 3: knit 2, knit 2 together around
Row 5: knit 1, knit 2 together around
Rows 7 and 9: knit 2 together around
You should have about 10 stitches left. Break a long tail and thread through the stitches, sewing over the hole with the tail. Block VIGOROUSLY, preferably on a balloon.