The bold design around the bottom is worked using three colours at once — I promise it is completely worth the hassle, and a small project like a hat is a great way to practice a challenging technique. The use of negative space highlights the trees, and features a fun way of managing long floats invisibly. This technique, called ladderback jacquard is more commonly found in machine knitting, and essentially creates a free-floating chain of stitches in the pattern colour behind the background colour.
Build your skills by following the links to our clear step-by-step tutorials.
28 sts and 32 rnds = 4" / 10cm in colourwork in the rnd using larger needle
Three sizes available.
Finished circumference: 17¼[19, 20¾]“ / 43[47.5, 52]cm Finished length: 8½” / 22cm
Learn all of the skills you need to make Gleði with our beginner colourwork course. The Stranded Colourwork Basics course is a 4 week self-guided online knitting course, with continued access to the course so that you can return to each chapter for a refresher, again and again, whenever you need.
Fingering / 4ply weight yarn with good memory. Wool or wool blends are ideal.
Shown in Tukuwool Fingering (100%
Finnish wool, 213 yds / 195m, 50g) in
C1: H32 Nila
C2: H26 Kajo
C3: 02 Humu
US 5 / 3.75mm 16" / 40cm circular and dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd
US 2½ / 3mm 16" / 40cm circular