Circle & Square

Product information "Circle & Square"

S quaring the circle with this extra-warm and extra pretty hat: Circle & Square! You start with an oval, working in the round and end with a square, all completely seamless and without any purl stitches. The unusual construction looks especially attractive in a self-striping or gradient yarn. The fabric is doubled in the spots that count (ears!), so it’s perfect for icy-cold winter days. Work it in a fingering-weight yarn or choose the yarn you like – the size is adaptable to the wearer’s head circumference. 

I used one skein of the super soft "Lazy Lion" by Kremke Soul Wool for this hat. The pattern is adaptable to other yarn weights and sizes, though. 

Gauge (stitches per 10 cm): 25
Knitting experience: relaxed
Needle Size: 3,25 mm / US 3, 3,5 mm / US 4
Project type: Hat
Yarn Weight: Fingering

Matching Yarn

Kremke Soul Wool Lazy Lion Sock Yarn
Color Yarn: 06 Deep Water
This is probably the softest sock yarn in the whole wild world – and it's made out of mulesing-free Merino fiber from South Africa. Hence the name! Besides the softness, the best thing about this yarn is that it is color-changing: As you knit, exciting stripes in a number of color combinations will emerge. It's perfect for an interestingly constructed shawl like Easy, Puerto Montt or Match & Move. "Lazy Lion" is superwash and consists of 25% Nylon, so it will be durable enough for socks and other hard-wearing garments – all of this while being incredibly soft! The sample "Trillian" from our book "Hitchhiker Collection" was made out of one skein of this yarn, colorway "Brittas Favorite".The sample "Puerto Montt" on the cover of "Strickmich! Knitting Innovations" was knit out of 2 skeins of this yarn, colorway "Flower Bed". The knitted cover of Strickplaner 2020 was made out of this yarn in the colorway "Bunch of Roses". 

Content: 0.1 kilogram (€219.00* / 1 kilogram)

€21.90*
Schoppel Edition 3
Color Schoppel: Waschtag
Just as pretty and colorful as the Crazy Zauberball, but a little more voluminous and made out of 100% soft, mulesing-free Merino fiber from Patagonia: the very cute "Edition 3" balls by Zauberball maker Schoppel in southern Germany. Without any artificial fiber content, they are perfect for everyone who likes their knitting natural, but colorful. The yardage is perfect for substantial shawls (300 m per 100 g), and if you use 3.5 to 4 mm (US 4-6) needles, you will get a pretty drape and a pleasant fabric, and – bonus! – they will be done in a little less time thatn your usual fingering weight shawl. The long color changes make the knitting so much fun and will make any Hitchhiker, Hitchhiker Beyond, Easy or Puerto Montt into a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece. If you are making little shawls for kids, one ball will be enough – but if you are making a shawlette or scarf for a grown-up, we recommend using at least 3 balls (150 g) of this yarn.For "Hitchhiker" we recommend 150 g (3 balls) of this yarn.  For the sample "Strider" from our book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" we recommend 150 g (3 balls) of this yarn. 

Content: 0.05 kilogram (€159.00* / 1 kilogram)

€7.95*
Schoppel Crazy Zauberball
Color Schoppel: Kleiner Fuchs
This yarn is like a magic trick! "Crazy Zauberball" by German manufacturer Schoppel consists of 75% wool mixed with 25% Polyamide and has the most stunning color variations. Perfect for interestingly constructed hats! The color changes make the knitting extra fun, and the result looks just cool and special. The yarn is very light and durable and becomes soft after the first wash. One skein (100 g) are sufficient for an adult sized hat (ca. 50-55 g) plus a kid sized hat (ca. 40-45 g). It's also perfect to make a prettily striped Hitchhiker, Lintilla, Puerto Montt or Easy shawlette. Yarns by Schoppel are made with mulesing-free wool from South AmericaPlease note that each Zauberball is an individual and may look different than the ones shown in these pictures.The samples "Easy" and "Ecken + Kanten" from the book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" were made out of 100 g (one ball) of this yarn each, colorways "Sanduhr" and "Papagei"

Content: 0.1 kilogram (€139.00* / 1 kilogram)

€13.90*

Accessories

Lazadas Stitch Markers
Variant: K2tog / ssk - schwarz / lila
These stitch markers can do more! They will not only remind you that you have reached a specific point in your row, but will also tell you what to do: knit 2 together, ssk, yarn over or m1. Also, they can be removed easily or placed in other places in your knitting as you please.  Metal/silicone.

Content: 4 piece (€1.98* / 1 piece)

€7.90*
Circular Knitting Needle Addi Lace
Needle Size: 3,25 mm / US 3
Addi Circulars with 80 cm (32 in) length and extra sharp tips are ideally suited for most of Martina Behm's designs. These needles are great quality "Made in Germany", and they make even the most complicated lace pattern a pleasure to knit. The needle sizes are printed on the cable (metric and US). Addi lace needle tips are made from shiny brass and nickel-free.

Variants from €6.25*
€6.95*
Strickmich! Organic Project Bag
Color: Pink
Our Strickmich! Project Bag is made of organic cotton in southern Germany by Manomama – a company that offers jobs to people who have difficulties finding work elsewhere, making cool organic fashion and accessories – check out their website!  Measurements: Width 24 cm (9.5 inches) Length 26 cm (10.4 inches) Diameter of round bottom: 15 cm (6 inches) Material: 100% Organic Cotton Machine wash 30 degree

€11.90*

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