Amina

An enticing colourwork hat, with “just enough” slouch to look good on a wide range of heads. The simple colourwork motif is accentuated by a contrasting raw edge, and gathered crown, making this hat both quick to knit and exciting to wear.

Choose coordinating or contrasting colours for completely different effects, or omit the colourwork for an easy-to-wear wardrobe staple.

Pink sample shown in Holst Garn Supersoft Uld (100% wool; 575 metres // 629 yards per 100g) in Dried Plaster (MC), Jasper (CC1), and Bokhara (CC2)

Grey sample shown in Colourmart 2/9nm Shetland wool (100% wool; 677 metres // 740 yards per 150g) in Pebble (MC), Storm (CC1), and Broom (CC2)

MATERIALS

MC: 170, {205, 250, 300} metres // 185, {225, 275, 330} yards 4ply or fingering weight yarn;
CC1: 30, {30, 35, 35} metres // 33, {33, 38, 38} yards 4ply or fingering weight yarn;
CC2: 25, {25, 30, 30} metres // 28, {28, 33, 33} yards 4ply or fingering weight yarn;

Needle A: 40cm // 16-inch circular needle, double- pointed needles, or preferred needle for working small circumferences, that gets you gauge;
Needle B: 40cm // 16-inch circular needle, double- pointed needles, or preferred needle for working small circumferences, one size smaller than Needle A;

Stitch marker;
Tapestry needle.

GAUGE

29 sts x 38 rows = 10cm // 4 inches in stockinette worked in the round, washed.
Suggested needle size = 3.25mm // US3

SIZING

Instructions are for approximate head circumferences: 50, {52.5, 55, 57.5} cm // 20, {21, 22, 23} inches.

If you are between sizes, choose the one smaller than your actual head circumference. If gift knitting, these sizes are roughly equivalent to:
Child, {Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large}

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

Hat circumference: 45.5, {47.5, 49.5, 51.5} cm // 18.25, {19, 19.75, 20.75} inches;
Edge to crown length: 21, {22, 23, 24} cm // 8.5, {8.75, 9.25, 9.5} inches;

ABBREVIATIONS

k = knit;
k2tog = knit the next 2 stitches together as if they are one (1 stitch decreased);
m = marker;
p = purl;
pm = place marker;
sl (wyib) = slip the next stitch as if to knit (with yarn held at back of work);
sts = stitches;
tbl = through the back loop.

DIRECTIONS

Using CC2 and Needle A, cast on 132, {138, 144, 150} sts using a medium-stretchy method, e.g. long-tail, thumb.

Join to work in the round. Pm for start of round. Knit 1 round.

Change to MC. Knit 1 round.

Change to Needle B.
Next round: * Sl 1 wyib, bring yarn forward, p 1, take yarn backward, repeat from * to end of round.

Twisted rib: * K 1 tbl, p 1, repeat from * to end of round.

Work in twisted rib until hat measures 3.5, {4, 4.5, 5} cm // 1.25, {1.5, 1.75, 2} inches from cast on edge.

Next round: * Sl 1 wyib, bring yarn forward, p 1, take yarn backward, repeat from * to end of round.

Change to Needle A. Knit 6 rounds.

Follow the Amina chart (below) 22, {23, 24, 25} times over each round.

Work in stockinette until hat measures 21, {22, 23, 24} cm // 8.5, {8.75, 9.25, 9.5} inches from cast on edge.

Decrease setup round: K2tog to end. 66, {69, 72, 75} sts.

Decreasing: Remove m, k2tog continuously until 5 sts remain.

Break yarn and draw end through the remaining stitches.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.
Block gently to the dimensions given in Sizing.

AMINA CHART