The hat is worked in one piece and in the round with multi colourwork in 6 different colours. The colourwork is designed with slipped stitches ( also called linen stitch), so you only knit with 1 colour at a time, which is very easy to handle. The colourwork is shown in a chart.

The pattern is ideal for left-over yarn that you have in your stash, and for “ I am afraid of faire isle”-people like me.

Pattern details:

you can download it here.

and here is the project page on ravelry

Tools: Needles: 4 mm / US 6 for Ribbing, 4.5 mm / US 7 for slipped stitch pattern (chart) and Stockinette Stitch, or dpn’s if you like

Materials: Istex Lett-Lopi: 6 different colours or equivalent wool  or equivalent material with the same gauge.
Gauge: 16 st = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch using 4.5 mm / US 7 needles

Sizes: head circumference: 51 ( 54.5, 58) cm / 20 (21 1/2, 23) / S (M, L)

Colourwork for beginners:

The colourwork is shown in a chart in two ways: the way you knit it on the left side, and how it will look afterwards on the right side.


When I picked the colours for my version, I tried to include a difference in brightness
within the colours.
For instance, a light and dark grey, and also a bright and dark blue.
On colour option is to stay rather monochrome in one colour family combined with neutral colours such as grey and white. But then, it is the quite interesting to include a
small contrast in colour.
As blue is my main colour, I included a little bit of mustard to have a small eyecatcher
and colour contrast. in this case, the blue colours come out more lively and striking.

Happy Knitting!

German version:

Diese wunderschöne Mütze mit farbenfrohem Webmuster verscheucht jeden Winterblues. Das Farbenspiel wird durch ein Webmuster erzeugt, das heißt, man hat immer nur einen farbigen Faden in der Hand.

Hier geht’s zum download.

und hier zur Projectseite auf Ravelry mit den Projekten meiner wunderbaren Tester!

Das Muster eignet sich auch sehr gut für Wolle Reste, und perfekt geeignet auch für all diejenigen, die zwar bunte Strickmuster mögen, aber von Norwegermustern überfordert sind… so wie ich :)