About Loosely inspired by the “blue hour” over Mt. Denali in Alaska, with a rippling lake at the base that reflects the pink morning breaking the night sky. Blue Hour is an exploration of textures, colors, and gauge precision.
Cowl Stitches are decreased after the initial Twisted Rib edging to account for the shift in gauge into the Seed St, 2x2 ribbing, and Stockinette St stripes to come, and then are increased back to their original number to finish with another Twisted Rib edge. This keeps the circumference of the cowl consistent throughout despite changes in stitch gauges.
Hat Stitches are decreased after the initial Twisted Rib edging to account for the shift in gauge into the Seed St, 2x2 ribbing, and Stockinette St stripes to come, keeping the hat’s circumference consistent throughout stitch and gauge changes.
The Blue Hour Hat differs from the cowl in stripe length, a stretched gauge (versus lying flat), and crown decreases in Stockinette St instead of increasing for a second Twisted Rib edge.
This hat can be made with the remnants of the yarn used for the Blue Hour Cowl pattern.
Yarn Simplinatural by HiKoo® 40% Baby Alpaca, 40% Fine Merino, 20% Mulberry Silk 183 yds 167m / 100g hank (1 hank each color) Color A = #051 Raffi Color B = #134 Petal Color C = #099 Grey Flannel
Needles & Notions • US 10 6.5mm skacel by addi® 24” circular needles • Tapestry needle • Stitch marker
Gauge 20 sts x 24 rnds = 4” 10cm in 1x1 Twisted Rib 16 sts x 24 rnds = 4” 10cm in Seed St 17 sts x 24 rnds = 4” 10cm in 2x2 Ribbing 17 sts x 20 rnds = 4” 10cm in Stockinette St
Notes • Worked bottom up • Worked in-the-round • 3 colors/5 stripes • 4 stitch patterns/textures • We suggest cutting and leaving tails to weave in later each color change. If you prefer to carry unused yarn colors up the WS of the cowl from bottom to top, that works just as well.
About This slouchy patterned hat features some of the things we think of most with Alaska: stars, mountains, and of course a bear! The 6-ply strands of Simplinatural by HiKoo® will give your hat a cushy feel with excellent stitch definition. Add a pom-pom if that’s your jam. Inspiration from both Tanis Gray and Andrea Rangel.
Yarn Simplinatural by HiKoo® 40% Baby Alpaca, 40% Fine Merino, 20% Mulberry Silk 183 yds 167m / 100g hank (1 hank each color) MC = #097 Camel CC = #032 First Press Olive
Needles & Notions • 16” US 6 4.0mm circular • 16” US 7 4.5mm circular • US 7 4.5mm DPNs, FlexiFlips or circular needles for your preferred small circumference knitting method • Tapestry needle • Stitch marker • Scissors
Gauge 25 sts x 28 rnds = 4” 10cm in colorwork pattern