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Amina is an enticing colourwork hat, with "just enough" slouch to look good on a wide range of heads. Inspired by geometric patterns on the tiles of Turkish palaces, the simple colourwork motif is accentuated by a contrasting raw edge, and gathered crown, making this hat both quick to knit and exciting to wear. Choose coordinating or contrasting colours for completely different effects. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic stitches (knit, purl) Long-tail or similar cast-on Twisted stitches (ktbl) Decreasing (k2tog) Stranded colourwork (mostly two colours, although two rounds require 3 colours to be worked - it's easier than you'd think!) GAUGE 29 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette worked in the round, washed SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Instructions are given for approximate head circumferences: 50cm, {52.5cm, 55cm, 57.5cm} // 20", {21", 22", 23"} These correspond to child, adult small, adult medium, and adult large sizes. Hat circumference: 45.5, {47.5, 49.5, 51.5} cm // 18.25, {19, 19.75, 20.75}'' Edge to crown length: 21, {22, 23, 24} cm // 8.5, {8.75, 9.25, 9.5}" SUGGESTED YARN 399 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Colourmart Shetland or Holst Garn Supersoft COLORWAY Grey sample worked in Colourmart 2/9nm Shetland, in Pebble (MC), Storm (CC1), and Broom (CC2). Pink sample worked in Holst Garn Supersoft Uld, in Dried Plaster (MC), Jasper (CC1), and Bokhara (CC2).

Supplies Needed

  • 40cm // 16" circular needle, double-pointed needles, or preferred needle for working small circumferences, one size down from gauge needle
  • 40cm // 16" circular needle, double-pointed needles, or preferred needle for working small circumferences, that gets you gauge;
  • Tapestry needle

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Wool + Bricks
Wool + Bricks
I like wool, bicycles, books, mountains, railway arches, rock stacks, computers, rain, and many more things... Some of them find their way into my knitting - keep your eyes peeled and you might spot them!