I’ve just launched my new knitting design. It’s a stranded pattern using 3 colours and a fun chart inspired by space invaders and 8-bit items. I love wearing it, the yarn Létt-Lopi is warm and feels very nice although a bit scratchy near the neck, but it’s also not easy get wet so it’s perfect for riding my bike in Amsterdam even on a rainy day.
I have made a child version using Red Heart Super Saver, it’s also great for washing it.
To make this hat you will need the following materials:
Létt-Lopi (100% wool, 100 meters / 109 yards, 50 grs)
- #9418 stone blue heather (MC), 1 ball (75 m/82 y)
- #9428 rose heather (CC1), 1 ball (40 m/ 44 y)
- #9426 golden header (CC2), 1 ball (40 m/44 y)
5 mm [US 8] needles
4 mm [US 6] straight (or circular) and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)
Stitch markers (I use them to keep track of every decrease and one to mark the end of the row)
Another important thing is the gauge:
18 sts by 21 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in pattern using larger needles. Please match your gauge!
The techniques you will need to knit this hat are:
– Stranded knitting (knit and purling). I’ll be adding a post about color dominance soon.
– Knitting in the round
– Work icord
Pick your yarn and needles and get ready to make one cute little one like this!
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