Digital Pattern is available for $4.75
A Threesome of Highland Hats ! A bonnet , beret, and straight-sided cap inspired from traditional dress of Scottish Highlands, it is one in my “California Highlands Collection”. Choose a voluminous bonnet shape with dramatic ‘highland swag’ , a lesser voluminous beret, or straight-sided cap, and finish with felted pompom ‘toorie’ or i-cord loop. The traditional Scottish checked ‘dicing’ in the band is a dynamic element , evoking for me Highland Regiments of Pipe Bands for which I happen to have a great intrigue. Yet the stranded color work is very easy! Perfect for a starting project for color-stranding.
Pattern utilizes a faced folded-hemmed band knit into the crown, which is very neat and tidy.
Sizes: To fit small 20” ( medium 22”, large 24”) 51(56, 60)cm. Actual band is approx 18.5” (20.5”, 22.5”) 47 (52, 57)cm.
Yardage: You will need one-to-three 25g balls/skeins in Main Color, depending on which shape & size and yarn you choose (yardage varies between brands), and one 25g ball in each of the three contrasting colors (colorway & yardage breakdown in pattern)
Gauge: 7 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch 2.5 cm.
Needles: US 2 – 2.75
Skills: Long-tail or provisional cast-on. Knitting in-the-round. Folded turned knitted hem. Increasing and decreasing. Incorporated i-cord stitch (a round of knitted-in i-cord). Stranded colorwork. Making a toorie or i-cord beret loop. Specific skills are explained in key at the end of instruction.
Pattern includes 3 separate hat shapes & 2 colorwork charts with 2 options for ‘dicing’.
See my photo tutorial on how to make a toorie.
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by Jennifer Jekel, Napa, California, USA