In Transit is a basic hat with a clever, transitional colourwork pattern. The zigzag colourwork is based on a simple, two-colour salt and pepper fair isle pattern. Working the pattern over an odd number of stitches hides the jog that naturally occurs when knitting stranded colourwork in the round; a seemingly simple detail that provides polished results!
In Transit can be worked in two highly contrasting colours that stand out, or in two similar colours for a more subtle look.
Adult size S/M [M/L]
Shown in size M/L with no ease for a relaxed, slouchy fit. For a snugger fit, choose a size with about 2.5 – 4 cm/1 – 1.5” negative ease.
52  cm/20.5 ” circumference, 23 [23.5] cm/9 [9.25]” height
22 stitches & 26 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in Zigzag pattern after blocking
22 stitches & 28 rounds = 10 cm/4” in single-colour stockinette stitch, after blocking
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
Cascade 220 Heathers* (100% Wool; 201m/220 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in colours 7803 Magenta (C1), 1 skein, and 8011 Aspen Heather (C2), 1 skein.
*Or similar worsted weight yarn.
Size A (for single-colour stockinette stitch)
One 40 cm/16” circular needle and one set DPNs, size 4 mm/US 6 (or size needed to obtain single-colour stockinette gauge)
Size B (for Zigzag Pattern)
One 40 cm/16” circular needle, size 4.5 mm/US 7 (or size needed to obtain Zigzag Pattern gauge)
Additional Tools and Notions
Stitch markers, including one in a unique colour to mark the beginning of round, tapestry needle
Colourwork pattern is charted only (no written instructions).