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Boyd Hat - by Sonja Bargielowska

Boyd Hat - by Sonja Bargielowska

This hat is one of the four patterns in The Annual. Click here to order your copy. 

Viola (DK; 250m per 100g) 
MC: Cinnamon 1 x 100g skein 
CC1: Blackcurrant 1 x 100g skein 
CC2: Fern 1 x 100g skein 
Exmoor Zwartbles (DK; 250m per 100g) 
MC: Mid Brown 1 x 100g skein 
CC1: Dark Brown 1 x 100g skein 
CC2: KBN no.21 DK mini 1 x 25g skein

Finished Measurements 
baby (toddler, child, adult medium, adult large) 
A - Brim circumference: 35.5 (40, 43.5, 47, 51)cm / 14 (15.75, 17, 18.5, 20)” 
To be worn with 6.5-7.5cm / 2.5-3” negative ease. Sonja and Frankie are wearing adult medium in photos. 
B - Length, short brim version: 14 (16.5, 18, 20.5, 23)cm / 5.5 (6.5, 7, 8, 9)” 
B - Length, folded brim version: 19 (21.5, 23, 25.5, 28)cm / 7.5 (8.5, 9, 10, 11)” 
See schematic

28 sts x 29 rows = 10cm / 4” measured over colourwork pattern worked in the round after blocking, using larger needles

Needles & Notions 
3.25mm (UK 10 / US 3) knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round; for body 
2.75mm (UK 12 / US 2) knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round; for ribbing 
Always use a needle size that results in the correct gauge after blocking. 
Stitch marker 
Darning needle 
Smooth waste yarn for tubular cast-on (optional) 
Pom-pom maker (optional)

Pattern Notes 
Beginning with a tubular cast-on, this hat is worked in the round, from the brim up. The single rib brim can be worked either to a short length, or a longer length and then folded. When knitting stranded colourwork, float the non-working yarn across the back of your work, keeping the floats fairly loose to allow fabric to stretch when worn. Some rounds contain floats longer than 5 sts; trap the non-working yarn down at the back of your work when this happens. 

This hat is one of the four patterns in The Annual. Click here to order your copy.

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