Today, Zealana released a free pattern in time for the holidays. It is designed by me!
I am super happy with how it has been photographed and styled – what a stunning model and location!
The colourwork in this hat is a slipped stitch pattern, popularised by Barbara Walker as mosaic knitting. Mosaic knitting is easy to knit and faster than traditional stranded colourwork because only one strand of yarn is used in each round. The double-sided band makes for extra warmth around the ears. It is finished with a stylish pompom.
This hat is worked in the round. When working the slipped stitches, the working yarn is always stranded across the wrong side of the work. Remember to keep the floats loose by spacing the slipped stitches. There is no need to break the yarn between color changes.
The hat uses Zealana Cozi in the Bittersweet and Custard colourways.
Materials needed are 2 balls of Bittersweet and 1 ball of Custard. You also need 2.75mm and 3.25mm circular needles, stitch markers and a pom pom maker.
Hat is 21” / 54 cm around the band and 9.5” / 24cm tall excluding the pompom. Fits the average adult head and allows a moderate amount of slouch.