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Joni Back

I love knitting hats.  Their size makes them perfect stash busters as well as being portable projects that travel from work, to errands, to carpools, to waiting in line at the bank with equal ease.  Hats are also an excellent way to play with color and try out new knitting skills that might be intimidating in larger projects. 

Joni is worked using a number of color-work techniques.  The herringbone section is created with traditional stranding.  Slipped stitches are used on the vertically striped bands that flank the herringbone and the crown is adorned with classic stripes.  Have fun experimenting with color & yarn texture on this hat.  Your imagination is your only limit.

Joni Fin

Needles:  US size 4 (3.5mm) or size to obtain gauge.
Tapestry needle
Place markers

Blue Version
Color A:  Karabella Aurora 4; 100% Merino; 197 yards (180m)/ 50g. skein, color #17,  1 Skein.
Color B: Karabella Aurora 4; 100% Merino; 197 yards (180m)/ 50g. skein, color #13,  1 Skein.

Purple/Orange Version
Color A:  Colinette Jitterbug;  100% Merino; 317 yards (291m)/110g. skein, color # 116 Velvet Plum.
Color B:  Colinette Jitterbug; 100% Merino; 317 yards (291m)/110g. skein, color # 164 Ginger Cinnabar.


For Blue Hat (Size M/L) 26 stitches = 4”(10cm) in stranded pattern.
For Purple/Orange Hat (Size S/M) 30 stitches = 4”(10cm) in stranded pattern.

Finished Size: 
S/M  (Purple/Orange Hat) 18” at brim.
M/L (Blue Hat) 20” at brim. 
Note that the two sizes are worked at different gauges.  (See gauge above.)

You'll find Joni here on Raverly.

$6.00 US


Yay! I love the pattern. Thanks!

Such a great hat! I have a skein of Jitterbug in my stash -- guess I'll have to pick up another! :-)

Man that hat is great! So cool and so is all the stuff you've been up to! Gosh, I've been out of the loop for awhile - I don't know where the time goes!

I'm still a bit scared of colorwork like that but your hats are inspiring!

Love this pattern! Thank you!

Thank you for sharing another great pattern with us, K! It's a great design!

wow, just in time for this cold weather we're having in jersey! love the design, so eclectic!

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