Peargirl Herringbone Chullo Hat
Herringbone describes a distinctive V-shaped pattern usually found in woven twill fabric. Rooted in ancient origins, the herringbone pattern dates back to Egyptian and African cultures where it was used to fashion decorative jewelry and basketry. It is so named because it resembles the skeleton of a herring fish. Chullos have been worn in the Andean Mountain region since pre-Hispanic times. Here I have combined cultures for something different, inspired by my long time friend, Laurie Randall.
Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted (245 yds/100 g) : 1 skein Main Color (MC) – Pepper, 1 skein Contrast Color (CC) – Charcoal
♥ Needles – For Small: one 16” 3.75 mm (#5 US) and one 16” 4.25 (#6 US) circular needle, and one set of 4 or 5 double point needles (DPN) in larger size.
For Large: one 16” 4.25 mm (#6 US) and one 16” 4.50 mm (#7 US) circular needle, and one set of 4 or 5 double point needles (DPN) in larger size.
♥ One 6.00 mm (J) Crochet Hook if you will be making braids.
♥ Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
♥ Stitch Marker
Gauge: Small: 22 sts to 4” in stockinette stitch using size 4.25 mm (#6 US) needles, or appropriate size to achieve gauge.
Large: 20 sts to 4” in stockinette stitch using size 4.50 mm (#7 US) needles, or appropriate size to achieve gauge.
Size: Small hat fits 21-22” head circumference, Large hat fits 23-24” head circumference.