Growing up in Calgary, Canada we had a season passes to Nakiska, site of the Calgary 88 Winter Olympic downhill events in the beautiful Rockies. The time it took from leaving our front door to getting on the chair for our first run was about an hour and there was always a feeling of excitement and freedom to be one of the first people on the mountain in the morning. The cables on this hat remind me of crisscrossed powder on a mogul run which was always the most perfect at the beginning of the day.
Yarn held double throughout the hat is worked in the round from the brim with a simple cable detail that mixes knit and purl stitches for added interest and stitch definition.
There is no stranded colourwork involved for the Bubble Pop stitch pattern. Instead, the contrast colours are worked in stripes with the main colour and made to pop by dropping down to the main colour row below, picking up and knitting that stitch. This makes the bubbles pop out to create additional texture at the top of the hat.
Designed by Allison Thistlewood
You will receive a printed copy of this pattern which also includes a download code for Ravelry.
You can find everything you need for this hat as a kit here.
Hat: S (M, L)
Finished hat circumference: 45 (50, 55)cm
Hem to crown length (not including pom pom): 19 (21, 22) cm
Intended to be worn with 5-10 cm of negative ease in the circumference.
MC (Splashed White): 1 skein
CC1 (Love Potion): 1 mini skein
CC2 (Charcoal) : 1 mini skein
CC3 (Goldenrod) : 1 mini skein
4.5 mm (US7) 40 cm/16” circular needles
5 mm (US8) 40 cm/16” circular needles
5 mm (US8) needles for small circumference in the round, for the crown: DPNs, magic loop, 2 circulars or other, as you prefer
TOFT alpaca pom pom
small button (approx 2 cm diameter)
17 sts x 26 rounds = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette stitch after blocking