RSS
Facebook
Facebook
Google+
http://www.colorfullyhandmade.com/2018/02/19/faintly-faded-hat/">
Pinterest
Pinterest
Instagram

Knit, crochet, craft

Faintly Faded Hat

Faintly Faded Hat

The Faintly Faded Hat uses a simple simple colorwork design in two colors. Using two similar shades allows for a gentle, gradual fade.

 

I designed this hat back in November when I found out I was going to have another little girl. I had bought two skeins of some very beautiful fingering weight superwash merino from Miss Moffat Yarns. The two colorways were so pretty and subtle and had a somewhat similar shade, just right for a gradual fade. I was going to try and hold out posting the pattern until I could get modeled shots of the 0-3 mo size when my little lady arrives, but I decided not to wait. After all, we shouldn’t need hats for much longer. Winter should be over soon… right? RIGHT? Who am I kidding, there’s probably another 2 months left here in Alberta. At least that means more time to knit and wear Faintly Faded Hats!

Abbreviations

  • DPNs: Double pointed needles
  • C1: Color one
  • C2: Color two
  • CO: Cast-on
  • k: knit
  • k2tog: knit two together
  • sts: stitches
  • pm: place marker

Sizes

  • 0-3 mo (3-6 mo, 6-12 mo, toddler*, child, adult M, adult L)
  • Finished circumference: 12” (14.5”, 15.5”, 17”, 18.5”, 20”, 21.5”)

Materials

  • Needles

US 3 (3.25 mm) DPNs (all sizes)

US 3 (3.25 mm) 16” circular needles (for child and adult sizes)

  • Yarn:

Color One (C1): Fingering weight yarn-  75 yds (0-3 mos), 85 yds (3-6 mos size), 100 yds (6-12 mo), 110 yds (toddler size), 150 yds (child), 175 yds (Adult M), 200 yds (Adult L)

Color Two (C2): Fingering weight yarn-  75 yds (0-3 mos), 85 yds (3-6 mos size), 100 yds (6-12 mo), 110 yds (toddler size), 150 yds (child), 175 yds (Adult M), 200 yds (Adult L)

0-3 mo hat shown using: Miss Moffat Yarns Fingering Weight Superwash Merino in pink (Colorway: Sense and Sensibility) and yellow (Colorway: Emma). Shown above

Adult hat shown using: Allison Barnes Basic Sock Yarn in Silver Grey and River City Yarns Adam and Eve Fingering in Winter.

  • Notions:

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Nine stitch markers

Gauge

14 st and 17 rounds = 2” in Stockinette stitch (single color)

*Note: Gauge may be slightly different for the different colorwork sections. This can be corrected with blocking after the hat is completed *


The Pattern

Ribbed edge:

  • CO 90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150) using the longtail cast on in the C1. (For 0-3 mo, 3-6 mo, 6-12 mo and toddler sizes CO using DPNS. For child and adult sizes CO using circular needles)
  • Join in the round, and pm to indicate beginning of the round
  • Round 1: *K1 P1 * in C1. Repeat until end
  • Repeat round 1 in C1 until ribbed edge measures 1” (1”, 1”, 1”, 1.5”, 1.5”, 1.5”)

Hat Body:

Colorwork section 1 (Chart A)

  • Round 1: k until end of round in C1
  • Round 2: *k1 (C1), k1 (C2)* repeat until end
  • Round 3: k until end of round in C1
  • Round 4: *k1 (C2), k1 (C1)* repeat until end
  • Repeat Rounds 1-4 (Chart A) : 1 ( 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) more time(s)

The repeating colorwork pattern described in Rounds 1-4 is indicated by the red box.

 

Colorwork section 2 (Chart B)

  • Round 1: *k1 (C1), k1 (C2)* repeat until end
  • Round 2: *k1 (C2), k1 (C1)* repeat until end
  • Round 3: *k1 (C1), k1 (C2)* repeat until end
  • Round 4: *k1 (C2), k1 (C1)* repeat until end
  • Repeat Rounds 1-4 (Chart B) : 1 ( 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) more time(s)

The repeating colorwork pattern described in Rounds 1-4 is indicated by the red box.

 

Colorwork section 3 (Chart C)

  • Round 1: k until end of round in C2
  • Round 2: *k1 (C2), k1 (C1)* repeat until end
  • Round 3: k until end of round in C2
  • Round 4: *k1 (C1), k1 (C2)* repeat until end
  • Repeat Rounds 1-4 (Chart C) : 1 ( 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) more time(s)
  • Break C1 yarn

The repeating colorwork pattern described in Rounds 1-4 is indicated by the red box.

 

Color 2 Top Section

This section is done entirely in C2:

  • Round 1: k until end of round (C2)
  • Repeat Round 1 until hat measures 4”(4.5”,5”, 5.5”,6”, 6.5”. 7”) from the cast on edge of the ribbed edge. If the hat is already the appropriate measurement, skip this part and move on to the crown shaping section).

 

Crown Shaping:

Crown shaping is done entirely in C2:

  • Round 1: place marker for the beginning of the round. *k7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13), k2 tog and place a marker* repeat until end of round. You will have decreased 10 sts.
  • Round 2: k around
  • Round 3: *knit until 2 st before the marker, k2tog, slip marker* repeat until end of round
  • Repeat Round 2 and Round 3 until 20 sts remain (for child and adult sizes, switch to DPNs when needed).

 

Finishing

Break yarn leaving a 6” tail. Draw yarn tail through the remaining 20 sts tightly, closing the hole at the top. Weave in ends and block.

Add a pom-pom if you’re feeling extra fancy!

 

 

Please follow and like us:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *