Intercoastal is a bulky weight hat pattern with infinite colour possibilities. The simple geometric colourwork pattern is easy to follow and lets the yarn shine, making it perfect for specialty and hand-dyed skeins. Pair a variegated yarn with a solid for a subtle contrast that breaks up the colour changes in the yarn, or use two solids for a more striking look.
From east to west, Intercoastal will keep your head warm all the way from Cape Spear to Port aux Basques through the wildest Newfoundland weather!
Youth [Adult S/M, Adult M/L] to fit 49.5 [54.5, 59] cm/19.5 [21.5, 23.25]” head circumference
48.5 [53.5, 58] cm/19 [21, 22.75]” circumference, 24.5 [25, 25.5] cm/9.75 [9.75, 10]” height
Because of the fabric density created by the colourwork pattern, this hat does not have much stretch and is therefore intended to be worn with only a small amount of negative ease (approximately 1 cm/0.5”). If in between sizes, choose the smaller size.
16.5 stitches & 20 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in Intercoastal colourwork pattern, after wet blocking, on Size A needles
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
Bulky weight yarn* in the following approximate amounts (not including optional pom pom):
C1 (Siren): 81 [91, 100] metres/89 [100, 109] yards
C2 (Cream): 18 [21, 23] metres/20 [23, 25] yards
*Shown in Hypothesis Yarns Bulky (100% Merino; 100 m/109 yd per 100g/3.53 oz skein) in colour Siren (C1) and Estelle Yarns Alpaca Merino Chunky (60% Alpaca, 40% Merino; 125 m/137 yd per 100g/3.53 oz skein) in colour Cream/201 (C2).
Size A (for colourwork body)
One 40 cm/16” circular needle, size 5.5 mm/US 9 (or size needed to obtain gauge in Intercoastal colourwork pattern)
Size B (for crown decreases)
One set DPNs, size 5 mm/US 8 (or one size smaller than Size A)
Size C (for brim)
One 40 cm/16” circular needle, size 4.5 mm/US 7 (or two sizes smaller than Size A)
Additional Tools and Notions
8 stitch markers (1 unique, 7 matching), tapestry needle
Intercoastal colourwork pattern is charted only (no written instructions).
Price: $7.00 CAD/$5.50 USD