This cozy topper features a little bit of colorwork and a cheerful pom-pom. And in worsted weight, this knits up quickly, making it a wonderful last minute gift. If you're new to colorwork, this pattern has all the right ingredients to make this a gentle approach: a small pattern repeat, worked in the round, with worsted weight yarn. And as an added bonus, this is an excellent stashbusting project.
Skill Level Beginner/Intermediate
Finished Measurements To fit Adult Small (Medium), about 18.75 (20.5) inches/47.5 (52) cm around
Yarn 1 skein each heavy worsted yarn, in colors A, B & C. Shown in Mirasol Miski 100% Llama 82 yards / 50 grams. Hat 1 (left): A Storm, B Snowdrop, C Camel Hat 2 (right): A Bark, B Storm, C Snowdrop Tip: Each color uses a partial skein, and the distribution is approximately 35 g A, 35 g C, 12 g B. These requirements are rounded up for safety, but you can make two hats from four 50-gram skeins.
Gauge 18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked
Needles One set each, in your preferred method for working in a small round: US 9/5.5 mm (or size needed for gauge) US 7/4.5 mm (or two sizes smaller than gauge needle)
Other Supplies 1 stitch marker, blunt yarn needle, pom-pom making supplies (scrap cardboard, sharp-tipped scissors) * When you order Gatineau, you'll see it has two downloads: File 1 and File 2. File 2 is a large-print version of the chart for easy viewing!