Mash It Up by Babs Ausherman
Fingering weight yarn is my favorite weight to work with, and over the past few years I have ended up with quite a collection of partial skeins. I was playing with them one day and thought that knitting a hat with two strands, slowly changing colors, would be a fun way to use some of them up. Yummy 2-Ply held double makes such a wonderfully squishy fabric that I was instantly hooked, and have already knit 6 of these hats! The pattern is simple, but the opportunity to play with colors is endless… Pull out your bag of odds and ends, find 6 (or more, or fewer) colors you like together, and cast on!
Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply 100% Superwash Merino wool; 400 yd/4 oz (365 m/115g) skeins
Shown in a variety of monochromatic and variegated colorways, with 6 colors used per hat.
Or approximately 290 (350) yards/265 (320) meters of fingering weight yarn divided amongst 6 colors: the first and last colors (used for ribbing and crown of hat) use a little more than 50 (60) yards/45 (55) meters each, the middle colors a little less.
Circumference: 15 (17, 191/2)”/37.5 (42.5, 49) cm.
Height: 9 (91/2, 101/2)”/22.5 (24, 26) cm.
• US Size 6 [4 mm] circular needles, 16”/40 cm or size to obtain gauge
• US Size 6 [4 mm] dpns or preferred method for working small circumferences in the round or size to obtain gauge
Blocked: 22 stitches and 30 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch with yarn held double.
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but will affect yardage and finished size if different from above.
• Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle
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