the dark arts hat
Knitting isn’t just an art form, it’s practical magic! Take this hat, for example. With just a few waves of my knitting wands, an unlikely pair of hand-dyed yarns were magically transformed into an eye-catching hat! If you decide to conjure one up for yourself, beware the dark arts!
These yarns have been known to cast a spell of enchantment, mesmerizing the knitter with their delightful colours and textures. Add a relaxing, rhythmic pattern and you may become unable—or unwilling—to put this project down! Consider yourself warned ;)
If you like the hat, check out the DARK ARTS COWL! #matchymatchy
The Knitty Gritty
10.75” (27 cm) tall x 9.5” (24 cm) wide = 19” (48 cm) circumference (un-stretched, lightly blocked).
To fit approx. 22” (56 cm) head circumference—average adult female.
(MC) Long Dog Yarn Single (100% Merino Wool; 400 yards / 366 meters / 100 grams): 1 ball in colour “Dark Dimension”.
Sample used 35 grams.
(CC) Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace (70% Mohair, 30% Silk); 459 yards / 420 meters / 50 grams): 1 ball in colour “Villain”.
Sample used 15 grams.
Please see note below regarding yarn substitution.
NEEDLES (adjust if necessary to obtain correct gauge)
One 16” (40 cm) circular needle size US 3 (3.25 mm).
One 16” (40 cm) circular needle size US 6 (4.0 mm).
One set of 5 double-pointed needles size US 6 (4.0 mm).
36 stitches / 36 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in Corrugated Ribbing.
31 stitches / 31 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in Stranded Colour Work Pattern.
A NOTE ON YARN SUBSTITUTION
If substituting colours, I recommend choosing a MC & CC that are very different in value (ie. one very light or bright + one very dark), otherwise the colours may become muddled. Because this is stranded knitting—MC & CC stitches alternate—colour contrast is also important; be sure your yarns don’t share too many colours in common.
The FIne Print
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