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Transit of Venus Hat

from Sheila O'Keefe Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Transit of Venus Hat
Transit of Venus Hat
Transit of Venus Hat
Transit of Venus Hat
Transit of Venus Hat
Transit of Venus Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • mosaic knitting

Pattern Description:

This is an easy and quick slouchy hat knit using mosaic colorwork. Mosaic is a simple technique where you only use one color each round, perfect for a first colorwork project.

The pattern includes both charted and written directions.

Sizes
18(20,22,24)in [46(51,66,61)cm] circumference
10in [25cm] or 8.25in [21cm] tall

Yarn
1 skein 113g (4oz) 220yds (201m) Imperial Yarn Columbia Teal Heather
1 skein 113g (4oz) 220yds (201m) Imperial Yarn Columbia Natural
or any heavy worsted or light aran yarn:
120yds (110m) main color
100yds (92m) contrasting color

Needles
US #10.5/6.5mm 16-in circular
US #10.5/6.5mm double pointed needles

The Inspiration
I designed and knit the first version of this hat for a challenge in Ravelry Nerd Wars in June 2012. The challenge was to knit something inspired by that month's transit of Venus, when the planet Venus passed in front of the sun. The square motifs represent the sun and the dot in the middle represents Venus transiting across the sun.

Gauge:


13 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small (18"), Medium (20"), Large (22"), XLarge (24")

Materials:

  • US #10,5 (6.5mm) needles
  • 120yds (110m) main color heavy worsted or light aran yarn
  • 100yds (92m) contrasting color heavy worsted or light aran yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Imperial Yarn Columbia

Colorway:

Teal Heather and Natural
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Beginner
Knitting
Accessory
Women, Men, Girls, Boys
Hat
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About the designer

I learned to knit from my mom as a child, but didn"t stick with it. In 1995 I quit my career in electronics and moved from Texas to Oregon to attend graduate school at Oregon State University. That ...

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