Honeycomb Hive Hat is a close fitting hat with little ‘ears’ that are decorated with pom poms. A double layer band and 2-color honeycomb stitch pattern create dense fabrics that will keep your head nice and toasty warm. The hat is worked from the bottom up in the round. With no shaping and an intuitive stitch pattern, this hat is a relatively easy knit. The top of the hat is finished with a three needle bind off. Honeycomb Hive Hat is sized to fit the whole family. When choosing your size, it is recommended to have 2” negative ease. Sample shown in Adult S.
baby (toddler, child, adult S, adult M, adult L) to fit head circumference 16.5 (19, 21, 22, 23, 24)”
Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% alpaca, 50% wool; 215 yds/198 m per 100 g ball); Color A: 6277 Peat Mix, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skeins; Color B: 6285 Oceanic Mix, 1 skein.
Approximate yardage used:
Color A: 110 (150, 180, 200, 210, 235) yds
Color B: 70 (90, 110, 125, 135, 145) yds
US #5/3.75 mm 16” circular needle
US #7/4.5mm 16”circular needle and one dpn or straight needle for three needle bind off
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
One stitch marker
Cable needle or extra dpn
small piece of lightweight cardboard for pom pom template
ability to read a chart
basic knowledge of cables
backward loop cast on
three needle bind off
I know we’re all busy with holiday stuff, so the due date will be January 13, 2013.
If you are interested in testing this hat for me, pop on over to the testing thread in my Ravelry group. Please PM me your email address and I will email you the pattern.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!