A graphic, colourful hat and fingerless mitts set featuring the mosaic knitting technique – a fun and simple colourwork method worked with slip stitches.

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A hat and mitts set with a bold, graphic colourwork design inspired by succulents. The colourwork uses the mosaic knitting technique, an easy way to use multiple colours that only ever involves working with one colour at a time. Both the hat and mitts are worked in the round, the hat from the bottom up and the mitts from the cuff. The pattern is created by slipping stitches to carry the previous colour up a row. Every row on the chart represents two rounds of knitting so be sure to check the notes. Texture is added to the background dotted pattern by purling these stitches on the second round.

Pattern formats

The pattern includes the following versions:
  • 3 column format pdf designed to be printed on A4 or letter paper
  • mobile format pdf optimised for viewing on small devices

Skills for knitting this project



One set of Lichen (70% lambswool, 30% Norwegian Pelsull, 170 yds / 155m, 50g)

Needles and notions

US 4 / 3.5mm 16” / 40cm circular and dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd

US 6 / 4mm 16” / 40cm circular and dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd


25 sts and 30 rnds = 4” / 10cm in mosaic pattern in the round


Both the hat and fingerless mittens have directions for two sizes. The hat is in small/medium and large/xlarge, and the mittens in medium and large.

Finished circumference: 18½[22]” / 47[56]cm

Finished height: 8¼” / 21cm


Finished circumference at palm: 7½ [8½]” / 17[19]cm

Finished length: 7½” / 17cm

Hat shown in s/m. Mitts shown in size medium.

Version information

Rhodiola v2.1