During Christmas knitting season 2019, I knit for my family what would become a mini Christmas collection. It included a couple of hats and other accessories. I started with 1 -100 g skein of Quince and Co Osprey in Poppy, 1-50g skein of Brooklyn Tweed in Iceberg, and 1-50 g skein of Quince and Co Owl in Snowy. I used the yarn left over from the Dala Horse Hat in other projects, and released the patterns individually and as a collection. My goal was to use up all (or most) of each skein.
This hat was the first pattern released in the Christmas 2019 Collection. It makes a great first colorwork project. If you are new to colorwork, knit the hat in two colors and then add the third color with a duplicate stitch.
The hat works up super quickly, and the Dala horses make me smile. I found the Faux Fur pompom at Barrett Wool Co.
Sizes One size only with two lengths options, the longer hat is for a slouchier fit. The grey sample is the shorter hat and the red hat is the taller version. This hat average adult head 22-24 inches . You may alter needle size to make a slightly larger or smaller hat. Finished Measurements Length from cap from brim to crown: 9.5 (10.5) inches Yarn Main Color 1-100g skein Quince & Co Osprey Poppy or - 50g BT Shelter Soot Contrasting Color 1: 1-50g skein BT Shelter Iceberg or 1-100g skein Quince & Co Osprey Poppy Contrasting Color 2: 1-50g skein Quince & Co Owl Snowy Needles 3.75 mm/5 US 16-inch circular needle or Flexiflips (or needle required to obtain correct gauge) Notions Darning needle 1 Faux Fur Pompom with snap Gauge and swatch Gauge for adult medium hat: 21 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm Skills Used Long-tail Cast on Joining in the round k2p2 Colorwork with 2 colors (the 3rd color can be worked as a Duplicate stitch k2 tog Catching a few floats