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Fantome Hat

from Anne Kuo Lukito Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fantome Hat
Fantome Hat
Fantome Hat
Fantome Hat Fantome Hat and coordinating cowl
Fantome Hat
Fantome Hat contact sheet showing pattern pages

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Working in the round
  • Picking up stitches
  • Single-round color changes
  • Basic shaping
  • Twisted stitches

Pattern Description:

I wanted to push the boundary of simple, ordinary stripes and wondered what it'd be like to take inspiration from cable knitting and combine it with playful colors. The combination of stripes and twisted stitch colorwork results in a pattern that looks deceptively harder than it really is. The techniques I use in designing this 2-piece coordinated accessory set create color patterns that pop without the fuss of stranded color work or intarsia.

Both Fantome Hat is worked in the round from bottom-up, one color at at time. The visor in Fantome Hat is worked by picking up stitches along the hat's cast-on edge. The motifs are created through a combination of slipped and twisted stitches. The combination of stripes and twisted stitch colorwork results in a pattern that looks deceptively harder than it really is. The techniques I use in this design create color patterns that pop without the fuss of stranded colorwork or intarsia.

A coordinating cowl pattern, Fantome Cowl, is also available for purchase.

(Samples shown worked in Size Loose in Anzula Sebastian (70% superwash merino, 30% sea cell; 395 yds/ 361 m; 4 oz/ 115 g); MC: avocado; CC: fiona; 1 skein each color. 1 skein in each color should suffice to make both accessories in most size combinations. If making the larger sizes in both accessories, you might want have some extra yarn handy, just in case.

Gauge:

19 sts and 42 rnds = 4"/ 10 cm wide in St st using larger needles; 22 sts and 76 rnds = 2.75"/ 7 cm wide and 7"/ 18 cm tall in pattern repeat (first 22 sts of chart) using larger needles. It's important to work gauge swatch in the rnd and block for proper sizing and fit.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 2 sizes: M/L (XL)
  • 19.5 (21.5)"/ 49.5 (54.5)cm; Fits heads up to 21.75 (23.75)"/ 55 (60.5) cm

Materials:

  • Fingering yarn in 2 contrasting colors, Hat: approximately 190 (210) yds/174 (192) m in each color; Cowl: 170 (204, 238) yds/ 155.5 (186.5, 217.5) m of fingering yarn each color
  • US 2/ 2.75 mm 16"/ 40 cm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 2/ 2.75 mm circular in any length, or gauge to obtain gauge
  • US 1/ 2.25 mm 16"/ 40 cm circular needle, or 1-2 sizes smaller than gauge needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needles
  • Cable needle
  • Stabilizer material for visor, about 11.75" x 5.75"/ 30 cm x 14.5 cm


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Intermediate
Knitting
Accessory
Women, Men, Girls, Boys
Hat
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Hello, I'm Anne Kuo Lukito. I'm a hand-knitting designer and my works have been published in many books and top magazines, such as Knitty, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Twist Collective,. I've also ...

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