Got this skein of pretty gradient yarn and still looking for the perfect pattern? Here it is: Make a simple but cleverly constructed hat that brings out the beauty of those color changes. Or pick up some colorful sock yarn leftovers and go crazy with stripes! It will fit your head (or your husbands’ or your toddler’s) perfectly, no matter what weight your yarn is or what gauge you are knitting at. You can adjust the size as you go. The knitting is straight-forward back-and-forth garter stitch, but you will certainly enjoy the interesting 3-dimensional construction. This hat is a quick knit that even adventurous beginners will be able to master. The name? The angled stripes reminded me of the fields surrounding our village.
This is a beanie pattern. If you prefer a slouchier hat or one that you can fold up, have a look at Langfield.
Techniques: Garter stitch, k2tog, increases by m1 and kfb. When finishing this hat, you can either use a 3-needle-bind-off for the little remaining gap at the top or grafting. Don’t worry if you have never done this before – I have an instructional video here.
Yarn used for hats in the pictures:
• Schoppel Gradient, Color Papagei, 60 g, Needle 3.5 mm
• Mystery Handspun Alpaca yarn from Chile, 130 g, Needle 5.0 mm
• Zitron Nimbus, Color No. 13, 60 g, Needle 4.0 mm
• Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply, Colors Pewter, Ansel, Envy me, Impatiens, 55 g, needle 2.5 mm
The pattern "Tensfield" is part of Martina Behm´s book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions".
|Needle Size:||3,5 mm / US 4, 4,0 mm / US 6, 4,5 mm / US 7, 5,0 mm / US 8|
|Yarn Weight:||Fingering, DK, Bulky|
Content: 0.1 kilogram (€159.00* / 1 kilogram)
Content: 0.05 kilogram (€169.00* / 1 kilogram)
Content: 0.1 kilogram (€155.00* / 1 kilogram)
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