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Sunday, April 12, 2015

"Mosaico" a Fair Isle hat

Collage Kauni 1 lomo

“Mosaico” a Fair Isle hat.  I created this hat pattern thinking of the mosaic knitting patterns.  It is a Fair Isle hat with a folded rib band.   This hat is definitely a unisex hat and you may size it smaller or larger.  It has the ability to be a Tam, slouch or plain beanie depending on your gauge and blocking choices.

A mosaic (from the latin mosaĭcum [opus], '[work] relative to the Muses, artistic')  is a painting made with small pieces of stone, ceramic, glass or other similar materials of different shapes and colors, called tesserae, United through plaster, or other Binder, to form decorative geometric or figurative compositions. 


You will need a skein of each color, about 115 to 175 yds for MC and 105 to 160 yds of CC.


Main Picture Above Kauni Wool 8/2 Effekgarn,  Medium , 126 sts, 60 gms.
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) 100% Wool 656 yards / 150 grams

MC = 29 grams of El blue purple and CC = 31 grams  of Eu red orange yellow

Picture Below  Blend by Wollmeise, medium hat, 126 sts, 69 grams.

MC = 36 grams of "All Inclusive" and CC= 33 grams of "Fuchsia"

Sport / 5 ply 70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon 546 yards / 150 grams

Needles US 3, 3.25 mm, double pointed needles or 1 or 2 circulars with a cable of 30" or more.
at one point dpns will be useful.

Gauge: 2" = 12 sts and 16 Rows in stockinette stitch.

Notions: Stitch marker, darning needle, waste yarn, crochet hook.

Finished dimensions before blocking. Rib band about 18(21, 24, 27), inches, if you get gauge.  Blocked this hat measured from crown to purl edge about 9 1/2 inches tall and 22 inches in circumference.

Blocking this hat consisted of hand washing by submersion, then laid flat to dry.  I used a towel to remove the excess water, by patting it dry.  You may use other ways of blocking as for a tam, or a bigger slouchy hat. It has a negative ease of about 1 to 2 inches.



Collage Kauni 2 lomo 

 $ 6.00