Peargirl Struck by Lightning Hat
This colorful hat begins with a corrugated rib, then zigzags its way to the top in a broken herringbone pattern, and is finished off with a circular striping pattern. Kiki Mariko from Mason Dixon was my source of inspiration during our charity stitch-a-thon where I work, the smaller hat pictured went to the Caps for Kids program in Lane County, Oregon.
Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted (245 yds/100 g) – 4 skeins in Contrasting Colors
Berroco Ultra Alpaca (215 yds/100 g) – 4 skeins in Contrasting Colors
Any worsted yarn to achieve gauge.
The larger hat was knit using Nature Spun and the smaller hat was knit with Ultra Alpaca. Because you are using 4 colors, you will only use approximately 1/3 of each skein. This will allow you to knit at least 3 more hats and you can mix up the colors…or use up yarn in your stash for a stash-busting hat!
♥ Needles – One 16” 4.25 mm (#6 US) circular needle, one 16” 4.50 mm (#7 US) circular needle, and one set of 4 or 5 DPN’s in #7 US, or appropriate size to achieve gauge.
♥ Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
♥ Stitch Marker
Small fits 18-19” head circumference, Large fits 20-22” head circumference
22 sts per 4” in Stranded Colorwork using size 4.50 mm (#7 US) needles, or size to achieve gauge.