When Leslie and I spotted Amy in her bright colored hat we knew where all of her rainbow yarn had been going. She was on a hat knitting spree using Noro Hitsuji, Noro Kureyon, and Crystal Palace Mochi Plus. All of the hats you see pictured were knitted out of just one skein of each of the yarns and all turned out vibrant and wonderful.
There are two different patterns pictured, each is similar, with just a few minor adjustments you can get different looks. This one is knitted out of Noro Kureyon, just CO 68 on a size 7 needle, join in the round and work in k2 p2 rib for 1-1/2″, k for 5″ or 6-1/2″ from beginning, k2tog around until only 3 sts remain cut yarn and sew through remaining sts, cinch and weave in ends. It’s simple and adorable!
This hat knitted out of the big brother to the ever popular Kureyon, Noro’s bulky Hitsuji is a 110 yards of 100% wool. Spun as a single ply it is a auto-striping wonder and a quick warm knit. Using size 7 needles co 70, join in round, k3 rounds, p3 rounds, work in k until 10″ of yarn remains, sew through remaining stitches, cinch and weave in ends. Without any decreasing, just cinching the top, gives the hat some creases which add texture and interest. You can also roll the brim if you want the hat to fit more snug.
The mini hat pictured below uses the same pattern without any ribbing on the bottom creating a rolled brim. Just using 1 skein of Mochi plus, 80% merino wool and 20% nylon, makes this project very economical.
These are a great gift for family and friends and there are so many great colors in these yarns each project will be individual and unique to the person you have in mind.
Thanks to Amy for coming up to the shop so we could show off her creations. -B