Corbin is a striped hat that utilizes 3 complementary colors and looks great on both ladies and gents. This fun and stylish hat is a great canvas for playing with color and using up yarn scraps. Worked from the top down with a fully lined interior for a finished look, it provides double the warmth and is easily customized for larger or smaller heads. Matching fingerless mitts add a nice touch and complete the look for those that prefer to wear their knits in sets.
This pattern uses both top down and bottom up hemming techniques, with written directions and accompanying color step by step photos to show the processes. Written directions for easy jogless striping and provisionally casting on are also provided, making this pattern great not only to knit, but also to learn new knitting techniques.
Finished sizes of Hat: Small/Medium (Medium/Large), 19”/48 cm (20”/51 cm) circumference unstretched, to fit 20-22”/51-56 cm (22.5-23.5”/57-60 cm) heads. Intended to be worn snug with up to 3” of negative ease. Both sizes 8”/20 cm long from top to hem.
Finished sizes of Mitts: Small/Medium (Medium/Large), 6.5”/17 cm (7.5”/19.5 cm) circumference unstretched, to fit 7.5-8”/19-21 cm (8.5-9”/22-23 cm) hand, measured around knuckles. Both sizes 7”/18 cm long from top to cuff.
Yarn: Any heavy fingering weight yarn, Pigeonroof Studios Siren Two Sock (80/10/10 Merino Cashmere Nylon, 380 yards/348 m per 100g) suggested
Yardage Required: For Hat: 260 (270) yards/229 (247) m for MC, 50 (60) yards/46 (55) m for CC, 40 (50) yards/37 (46) m for AC
For Mitts: 110 (120) yards/100 (110) m for MC, 50 (60) yards/46 (55) m for CC, 60 (70) yards/55 (64) m for AC
Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) 16” circular needle & set of 5 double pointed needles
Unblocked gauge: 27 sts & 40 rnds = 4”/10 cm in st st. (6.75 sts to the inch). Adjust needle size as necessary to achieve gauge. Hats and mitts pictured were not blocked