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New Jersey, United States

I have been designing since 2008 and started being more professionally interested during the year 2010. I focus my designs on my own selfish interests: garments and accessories for boys (or unisex, ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Piccolo

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Work stranded colorwork using chart
  • Cast on using a tubular cast on
  • Knit in the round
  • Decrease using k2tog

Pattern Description:

Piccolo is a fun and pretty stranded colorwork hat with moderate slouch. It is started with a tubular cast on and worked from the brim up in a simple 2 color abstract pattern.

Piccolo is a fast and rewarding knit and would make a good first stranded colorwork project.


28 sts and 32 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, blocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size, women's medium
  • Measurements: 201/2" brim circumference, will stretch to fit head 19-22"


  • 1 ball of Knitpicks Andean Treasure (sport weight, 100% baby alpaca, 110yds per 50gr balls) in MC. Sample shows color "Prairie Heather".
  • 1 ball of Knitpicks Andean Treasure (sport weight, 100% baby alpaca, 110yds per 50gr balls) in CC. Sample shows color "Meringue Heather".

You Will Also Need:

  • US size 3 (3.25mm) circular 16"
  • US size 4 (3.5mm) circular 16"
  • Set of US size 3 (3.25mm) dpns for in the round knitting (optional)
  • Set of US size 4 (3.5mm) dpns for in the round knitting (optional)
  • Tapestry needle
  • 1 stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knitpicks Andean Treasure


Prairie Heather

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