Building Blocks Hat
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The Building Blocks Hat is a part of The Building Blocks Collection along with the Blanket and Scarf patterns. If you feel like you would like to practise the techniques used in the patterns on a smaller scale, the Building Blocks Washcloth is a perfect pattern to make as a first step to building your confidence.
The hat and blanket will make a perfect gifting set for a new baby or the hat on it’s own would be an excellent Christmas gift for any kid (big kids included!). I hope you love it as much as I do!
If you plan on purchasing the whole collection, use the button above to see the full collection and purchase together as a bundle for a discounted price.
The important stuff:
The hat is knit flat, in one piece and seamed at the end. The colour changes use Intarsia methods. If this is your first foray into colourwork, you may want to consider trying the Building Blocks Washcloth pattern first.
Full disclosure: There are ends – lots of ends that have to be woven in. Also, you’ll need to find a way managing multiple colours. I suggest bobbins (details in pattern). There is some wastage with this method but it avoids tangles.
Sizes available (to fit head circumference), and general yarn requirements (more specific values are given in the pattern):
- Newborn/Baby: 30-36cm (12-14in)
- Toddler: 40-46cm (16-18in)
- Child: 46-51cm (18-20in)
- Teen/Small Adult: 56cm (22in)
- DK weight yarn in 5 colours. Samples shown here used Deramores Studio Anti-Pilling DK 100g/250m (273yds)
- Size needles to obtain gauge (Samples used 4mm / US6 needles)
- Darning needle
- (optional) bobbins for measuring out colourwork
General Yarn Requirements (more specific values are given in the pattern):
- Newborn/Baby: max. 40m / 44yds needed in each colour
- Toddler: max. 50m / 55yds needed in each colour
- Child: max. 65m / 71yds needed in each colour
- Teen/Small Adult: max. 90m / 98yds needed in each colour
In actual fact, this is the requirement for C1 used for ribbing and crown, C2-5 for the blocks use less yarn. All specific requirements will be given in the pattern.
Techniques required: Intarsia, Seaming
Gauge: 22 sts & 33 rows = 10cm / 4in in blocked stockinette stitch in case you want to try out yarns before purchasing the pattern. On purchase of the pattern it is suggested that you can use the instructions to create one block following the pattern and use that in your calculations for creating bobbins, although a guide amount is given based on my knitting.
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