This cozy topper features a little bit of colorwork and a cheerful pom-pom. And in worsted weight, this knits up quickly, making it a wonderful last minute gift. If you’re new to colorwork, this pattern has all the right ingredients to make this a gentle approach: a small pattern repeat, worked in the round, with worsted weight yarn. And as an added bonus, this is an excellent stashbusting project.
To fit Adult Small (Medium), about 18.75 (20.5) inches/47.5 (52) cm around
1 skein each heavy worsted yarn, in colors A, B & C.
Shown in Mirasol Miski 100% Llama 82 yards / 50 grams.
Hat 1 (left): A Storm, B Snowdrop, C Camel
Hat 2 (right): A Bark, B Storm, C Snowdrop
Tip: Each color uses a partial skein, and the distribution is approximately 35 g A, 35 g C, 12 g B. These requirements are rounded up for safety, but you can make two hats from four 50-gram skeins.
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked
One set each, in your preferred method for working in a small round:
US 9/5.5 mm (or size needed for gauge)
US 7/4.5 mm (or two sizes smaller than gauge needle)
1 stitch marker, blunt yarn needle, pom-pom making supplies (scrap cardboard, sharp-tipped scissors)
* When you order Gatineau, you’ll see it has two downloads: File 1 and File 2. File 2 is a large-print version of the chart for easy viewing!
- Tips for Stranded Color Knitting
- Using both hands for stranded colorwork
- Color Dominance in stranded knitting
- How to make a pom-pom
- Expanded Gatineau Chart Online (Includes a few rounds before and after the actual colorwork. Copy it to make your own color combinations!)