Textured Stitches: Starflower Hat + Miele Hat and Mittens

Connie Chang Chinchio's much anticipated book, Textured Stitches, was recently published by Interweave Press, and the plethora of gorgeous sweaters and accessories that fill the pages did not disappoint. We are pleased that Connie choose to use our yarns for two projects in the book, the Starflower Hat {rav link} knit out of Road to China Light, and the Miele Hat and Mittens {rav link), knit out of Canopy Fingering.

The Starflower Hat is a beautiful fitted cap that begins with a picot edge, and features a band of intricate lace around the body that transitions into a wide ribbing that makes up the crown of the hat. Written for three sizes, the hat is easily customizable to suit and style or desired fit.

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Specs: • Finished Size: About 18 (20, 22)” circumference. Hat shown measures 20”. • Yarn: Road to China Light: jade, 2 skeins for all sizes. • Needles: 1 - 16" Size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm) circular and set dpns. • Gauge: 24 sts + 40 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in lace patt worked in rounds, 23 sts + 40 rnds = 4” (10cm) in St st worked in rounds. • Notions: stitch marker.

The Miele Hat and Mittens are a lovely winter set that features deep ribbing and a highly texturized stitch pattern reminiscent of honeycombs. Both the ribbing on the cuffs of the mittens and hat brim are worked with the yarn held doubled, providing an extra element of structure to the lacy main portions of each accessory.

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Specs: • Finished size: Mittens: About 7.25 (8.25)” hand circumference. Hat: About 19 (20.75, 22.75)” head circumference. • Yarn: Canopy Fingering: blue quandons, 3 skeins for set in all sizes; 1 skein for mittens in all sizes. • Needles: Mittens: Hands: size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm): set dpns, Ribbed Cuffs: 1 - 16" size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm circ needle. Hat: 1 - 16" size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle and set dpns. Brim: 1 - 16" size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm): circ needle. • Gauge: 26.5 sts and 38 rows = 4” (10cm) in hourglass pattern with a single strand of yarn on smaller needles. 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10cm) in k1, p1 rib (slightly stretched) with yarn doubled on larger needles. • Notions: stitch marker.

For more info on Textured Stitches, check out the website {here} or the Ravelry page {here}!

{All images by Joe Hancock and © Interweave Press and used with permission}