Designed by Courtney Kelley, Patsy is a Bohus inspired hat, using stranded colorwork that incorporates purl stitches to create added depth and texture to the design.
The colorwork is worked in a band following a K1, P1 Ribbing, and then finished in the main color. The body of the hat is worked on circular needles, and the crown decreases are finished off using double pointed needles.
The colorwork portion of the hat is charted in the sample colors. An alternate chart made up of symbols for you to color in if your selected colors differ from those as shown.
Kelbourne Woolens Andorra (60% Merino wool, 20% Highland wool, 20% Mohair; 185 yds/50 gm skein): snow white 105 (MC), mushroom 233 (CC1), cloud gray 057 (CC2), eggplant 504 (CC3), and lavender 516 (CC4), 1 skein each.
24 sts + 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch (St st) on larger needles, after blocking.
1 – US 3 (3 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular.
1 – US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular.
1 – set US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Tapestry needle, stitch marker.
20” (50.75 cm) circumference, 8.5” (21.5 cm) deep.
Intermediate stranded colorwork.
Make a matching sweater! You will most likely find yourself with quite a bit of leftover yardage of the contrast colors; consider working up Jenny, the matching sweater Courtney designed for the collection.
Photography by Linette Kielinski