Free Play Hat
Show off self-striping sock yarns outside of your shoes by doubling up the yarn and knitting this hat! This is the perfect pattern for yarn-collectors who are looking for a less-usual way to use up stash. This hat was designed specifically for the color changes of Felici yarn, but modification notes are
included for using other self-striping yarns, and a second version of the pattern is included for making your own stripes, perfect for leftovers!
To create this fun, textured stitch pattern, the yarn is held double throughout, and the strands are separated during the Loops rounds to create V-loops with one color pulled up over the next color in the stripe sequence. This is done with decreases and increases, so no cable needle or other fancy techniques are needed! For self-striping yarn, the stitch pattern is worked in a unique way that relies on the color changes to determine when the pattern rounds are worked, so that the garter-ridge stripes and patterning are cleanly intentional.
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Sizes Included: 18" circumference x 9" tall, 20" circumference x 9.5" tall
Yarn Weight: Fingering
Yarn Line: Felici Sock Yarn, Stroll Mini Packs
Fiber Type: Wool
Needle Sizes: US 7 (4.5mm) 16" circular needles and DPNs or two circular needles for two circulars technique or 32" or longer circular needles for Magic Loop technique
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