Make the most of Swish Pops’ many colors in this planned pooling hat! Planned pooling means working the yarn at a gauge and stitch count that causes the colors to line up with each other in an intentional-looking pattern. Depending on the colorway used and the exact gauge, this may be a wavy design, or it may resemble argyle or plaid, or it may be more of a color-block abstract painting kind of vibe. There’s no way to know what you’ll get until you start knitting!
The body of the hat is worked flat, sideways, with a Garter Stitch brim. Multiple options are given for joining the cast on edge to the bind off edge before working the crown in the round: a Mattress Stitch seam, a 3-Needle Bind Off, or grafting with Kitchener Stitch. Choose whichever you’re comfortable with; they’ll all result in a great finished hat!
Images also show versions in Swish Pops Dreamwave (61090), Techno (61099), and Lo-Fi (61096).
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Sizes Included: 19, 21, 23"
Yarn Weight: DK
Yarn Line: Swish Pops
Needle Sizes: US 6 (4mm) straight or circular needles (any length), and DPNs or two circular needles for two circulars technique or 32" or longer circular needles for Magic Loop technique
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