Candy Darling is a colorwork hat and mittens set sure to keep you warm and cherry in all manner of winter weather. The hat begins with a provisional cast on. A ribbed folded brim is joined together, then the body is worked in stranded colorwork. There is enough yarn in each skein to make at least 3 hats. The pattern is written for three different brim colors with three chart options.
The mittens begin with a provisional cast on. The outer mitten is worked in stranded colorwork. Once complete, the provisional cast on is removed and stitches are picked up to work the lining.
DESIGNER Kate Gagnon Osborn
HAT The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light: Slieve Sunset, St. Claire, and Malin Head, 1 skein each.
MITTENS The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light: Slieve Sunset, St. Claire, and Malin Head, 1 skein each.
GAUGE 26 sts + 29 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Colorwork Patt on larger ndls, after blocking.
NEEDLES US 2 (2.75 mm) and US 3 (3.25 mm).
HAT 18.5” (47 cm) circumference, unstretched and 9.5” (24 cm) length.
MITTENS 8.25” (21 cm) outer circumference, 10” (25.5 cm) length.
• For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our Charts Series here.
• For a tutorial on our preferred provisional cast on method, visit our Tips and Tricks here.
• For a tutorial on joining a folded brim that utilizes a provisional cast on, visit our Tips and Tricks here.
• For a tutorial on picking up stitches from waste yarn, visit our Tips and Tricks here.
Photography by Linette Kielinski