Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Brownie Knits Wednesday: Spotlight on Flowers of Fall Hat pattern

This pattern is available for $5.00 USD  buy it now
This is a pattern that combines knit and crochet to create the perfect fall hat. The flowers are crocheted and the pattern includes instructions for both a sunflower and mum look. The hat is knitted from the bottom up in the round.
Level: Adventurous Beginner to Intermediate

0 to 6 months; 6-12 months; Toddler; Child; Adult Small; Adult Large 
Finished Circumference: 12 (14, 16, 18, 18, 20) 
To Fit (in inches): 15 (17, 19, 21, 21, 23) 
Smallest size is listed first with larger sizes in order inside the parenthesis. Pattern has 3 inches of negative ease.
5 sts/inch in St st on larger needles unstretched
US 6 16” circular 
US 6 DPNs (for smallest size) 
US 7 16” circular 
US 7 DPNs (all sizes) 
Crochet Hook in size I if using Chunky weight yarns for flower 
Crochet Hook in size H if using Worsted weight yarns for flower
Hat is knit out of Worsted weight yarn to get 5 stitches per inch. 75 yards for the bottom contrasting color and 150 yards for the top main color will suffice for any of the individual sizes.
Good yarn options: Dream in Color Classy; Berroco Vintage; Cascade 220 Superwash; Fantasy Dark Horse; Plymouth Encore Worsted
Sunflower version yarn: 1 skein each of Dream in Color Classy in Tea Party and Happy Forest for hat and center of sunflower; small amounts of Berroco Vintage Chunky in Sunny (6121) and Crystal Palace Yarns Fizz in color 7342 for the flower. You can use a Worsted weight yarn instead of the Chunky for the petals.
Mum yarn: Berroco Vintage 5157 for flower

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