CARON PANTONE EASY KNIT FAIR ISLE HAT
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 'Caron x Pantone' 100g Strawberry Chill (01019) x 1 braid
- Set of four 5.5mm and 6mm double pointed needles or size needed to obtain correct tension
- Stitch marker
VERSION 1 COLOUR SEQUENCE
A - 13-3406, B - 16-3307, C - 18-3838, D - 16-0737, E - 19-4324
VERSION 2 COLOUR SEQUENCE
A-19-4324, B - 13-3406, C - 16-3307, D - 18-3838, E - 16-0737
Alt = Alternate, Beg = Begin(ning), Center Dec (worked over 3 sts) = Slip next 2 stitches as if to K2tog. K1, then pass slipped sts over knit st - center of 3 sts should be on top of decrease, 2 sts have been decreased, Cont = Continue(ity), K = Knit, K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together, P = Purl , Rem = Remain(ing) , Rnd(s) = Round(s), Rep = Repeat, Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together, St(s) = Stitch(es)
One size to fit adult.
15 sts and 20 rows to 10 cm using 6mm in stocking stitch.
Before working with Caron� x Pantone� multi-shade yarn braid, separate each color link and wind into 5 separate balls for each braid.
Each colour link will be referenced by its Pantone� color # (see label).
Due to finite amount of yarn in each shade, pattern tension must be matched to ensure successful results.
When working from charts, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS of work but never over more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under color not in use. The colors are never twisted around one another.
With A and set of 5.5mm double-pointed needles, cast on 72 sts.
Divide sts evenly over 3 needles (24-24-24). Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st to 10th rounds - K2. P2. Rep from around. Break A.
Change to B and 6mm set of needles.
With B, knit 8 rnds.
Knit rnds 1 to 16 of Chart, reading rows from right to left, noting 4-st rep will be worked 18 times. Break B and C.
With D, shape top as follows -
1st round - K8. Center Dec. K7. Rep from around. 64 sts.
2nd and alt rounds - Knit.
3rd round - K7. Center Dec. K6. Rep from around. 56 sts.
5th round - K6. Center Dec. K5. Rep from around. 48 sts.
7th round - K5. Center Dec. K4. Rep from around. 40 sts.
9th round - K4. Center Dec. K3. Rep from around. 32 sts.
11th round - K3. Center Dec. K2. Rep from around. 24 sts.
12th round - K2tog. Rep from around. 12 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and draw up tightly.
Pompom - Using E and medium pom pom maker, create a pom pom.
Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew to top of Hat.