Gleði

Colourwork hat with trees and snowflake crown

A slightly slouchy beanie that combines patterns inspired by Nordic round yoked sweaters and the crowns of fair isle tams.

  • 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.

    SIZING

    s[m, l] Finished circumference 17¼[19, 20¾]" / 43[47.5, 52]cm
    Finished length: 8½" / 22cm
    Shown in size medium

    GAUGE

    28 sts and 32 rnds = 4" / 10cm in colourwork in the rnd using larger needle

    NEEDLES

    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

    VERSION INFORMATION

    Gleði_v1.1.pdf

  • YARN

    Shown in Tukuwool Fingering (100% Finnish wool, 213 yds / 195m, 50g) in
    C1: H32 Nila
    C2: H26 Kajo
    C3: 02 Humu

    C1: 110[120, 130]yds / 100[110, 120]m
    C2: 25[35, 45]yds / 25[30, 35]m
    C3: 70[75, 85]yds / 65[70, 75]m

  • Colour Dominance
    Choosing colours, a guest post from Felicity Ford
    Swift Swatching in the Round



Details

Gauge

28 sts and 32 rnds = 4" / 10cm in colourwork in the rnd using larger needle

Sizing


Supplies

Yarn

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

Needles and notions

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


Version information