Saturday, September 29, 2018

New Design: TRINITY MOUNTAIN HAT

My latest design, Trinity Mountain Hat, was recently released by Green Mountain Spinnery. It was a fun and colorful project!


I designed the hat to show off GMS's brand new DK weight Ragg-Time yarn. This 100% wool yarn comes in many stunning colorways.


The "Holiday" colorway, on top above, was sent for me to work with for my hat design. This colorway is actually more of a gradient yarn with long lengths of color that do not repeat within one skein. This became evident once I wound my skein into a ball.


I selected a highly-textured stitch pattern most commonly known as Trinity Stitch.


The stitch pattern continues through the decreasing of the crown. The pompom is optional.



Details
Finished Measurements
13¼ (16½, 19¾)” / 33.5 (42, 50) cm un-stretched circumference
 (will stretch to fit heads up to approximately 19 (22, 25)” / 48.5 (56, 63.5) cm).
  10½ (11½, 12)” / 26.5 (29, 30.5) cm un-cuffed height.

Yarn250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m) DK weight yarnOne skein of Green Mountain Spinnery Ragg-Time will be enough to make a hat in either of the two smaller sizes along with a pompom similar in size to sample hat.
 If making the largest size hat, a smaller pompom could be made.

Needles
                 - Size US 3 [3.25 mm] needles: 16” circular (cir) 
                 - Size US 6 [4.0 mm] needles: 16” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

View the Trinity Mountain Hat on Ravelry for more information.
Both pattern and yarn are available at the Green Mountain Spinnery website.
Also see this GMS blog post for more information on Ragg-Time yarn and other ideas for using it.

Thanks for reading!
xoxox