For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts: One 50g balls of Knoll Soft Donegal in shade A.
Two 50g balls of Knoll Soft Donegal in shade B.
Knoll Soft Donegal (100% Pure New Merino Wool, 63m/68yds per 50g).
I used shade 5311 Unshin for shade A and shade 5334 Gara for shade B.
Metres/Yardages for shade A: 63m/68yds.
Metres/Yardages for shade B: 126m/136yds.
Tension: 16 stitches and 21 rows to 10cm square over rib pattern when using 5.5mm needles.
Size: To fit an average size head.
Skill level: ♦ ♦ ♦ ◊◊
A little bit of knitting knowledge needed as there is shaping however I’ve written the pattern so it is easy to follow.
Blog post: I’ve written about the inspiration behind this pattern, click here to read!
My design ideas and advice: This is one of my favourite hat patterns, just because I love knitting with this yarn and because it is chunky it knits up quickly. There is something giving about this Soft Donegal. It is made traditionally in Donegal and this I love, it is soft which is perfect for a hat and I feel it bounces, there is something about it that makes it feel bouncy in my hands – like soft fluffy clouds.
Click on the following links for my How To videos that may help with this pattern: This pattern uses what i call the Trinity Stitch, some knitters call it the Blackberry Stitch. I’ve made a video to show you how to make the stitch: Trinity Stitch.