I released my latest pattern a few weeks ago. I am just now getting around to blogging about it! It’s a two color hat with an interesting brim. By lifting a stitch in the contrasting color, a lattice reminiscent of frost on a window is created. Heladas means “frost” in Spanish. It’s pronounced [ay-lah-dus] beginning with “hay” without the “h”.
The hat starts out with a garter-striped edge. The brim continues with the elongated stitch worked in the contrasting color, which is carried across the front instead of the back. The brim is finished with a repeat of the garter stripes and then the main body and the crown of the hat are worked in a pinstripe, slipped stitch pattern. If you don’t care for the pinstripes, work the top in your main color only.
It’s a quick, interesting knit that gives you a warm and cozy hat!
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport in Sapphire Heather (MC) and Wonderland Heather (CC). I used 1 ball of the main color to knit the medium size, but I had very little left. I suggest buying a second ball for insurance.
Needles: US size 3, 3.25mm 16 inch circulars and DPNs
Gauge: 24 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Sizes available: Adult Small [Medium, Large]
Measurements: 18[20, 22] inch circumference
Tiger says, “Okay, fine…I like the hat because it has stripes…now, would you please get that thing out of my face?”