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Bellfield

Embrace cosy and festive this winter with Bellfield, a cute stranded colourwork beanie featuring traditional Scandinavian snowflake motifs and a stunning snowflake crown. Bellfield is the perfect gift - quick to knit but very impressive!

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The Bellfield Hat makes a great second stranded colourwork project that will stretch your skills. It’s worked bottomup with a cosy folded brim and enough slouchy length to pull down over your ears. The contrast colour cast-on is worked using what might become your new favourite cast on for ribbing: an alternating cable cast on. Working bottom-up means you can begin the colourwork comfortably on a 16 or 20" needle and switch to double pointed needles or magic loop once you’ve established your tension.



In comparison to the first pattern in the Colourwork Club, the Brunstane Cowl, the colourwork in Bellfield is a little more challenging: the pattern repeat is larger, so you might have to focus on the chart more; there are slightly longer floats of 6, and on one round 7 sts; and the crown shaping is incorporated into the colourwork. There’s also a large section in the middle of a very simple repeating pattern, in which only alternate rounds are stranded, so you’ll have a chance to relax. That snowflake crown is totally worth the effort! Whether you add a pom-pom is completely up to you.

Shown in Rauma Finull PT2 (100% Norwegian wool, 191 yds/175m, 1.76oz /50g)

30 sts and 32 rnds = 4" / 10cm in charted stranded colourwork pattern with larger needle

Size 2½ / 3mm 6" / 40cm circular needle
Size 4 US / 3.5mm 16" / 40cm circular and preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd.


Skills for knitting this project

  • knitting, purling
  • casting on, binding off
  • working in the round
  • working small circumferences in the round
  • colourwork (using a chart)
  • make one increases
  • k2tog decreases
  • ssk decreases

Optional Techniques


Pattern formats

The pattern includes the following versions:
  • 3 column format pdf designed to be printed on A4 or letter paper

Supplies

Yarn

Rauma Finull PT2(100% Norwegian wool, 191 yds / 175m, 1.76oz / 50g)

Neutral 1 ball each of:
MC – 403
C1 – 4065
C2 – 405

Classic 1 ball each of:
MC – 4081
C1 – 417
C2 – 4139

Vibrant 1 ball each of:
MC – 4705
C1 – 454
C2 – 400

Make casting on simple with a kit.

Needles and notions

Size 2½ / 3mm 6" / 40cm circular needle

Size 4 US / 3.5mm 16" / 40cm circular and preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd.


Sizing

3 sizes available, choose a size with about 1–3" / 2.5–7.5cm of negative ease
Finished circumference: 16[19, 22½]" / 40[47.5, 56]cm Finished length: 8½[9, 9]" / 21.5[22.5, 22.5]cm
Shown in sizes m–l

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