The first pattern of the +1 Pop Collection, the Persian Windows hat is a simple, stylish hat with a fantastic pop of colour brought about by a rapid increase. Knit in fingering weight yarn, it’s a great hat for those breezy evenings.
As I worked on the collection, flipping through stitch pattern books and looking for interesting ways to maximize the effects of a mini skein of yarn, I found this really fun pattern in Barbara Walker’s Third Treasury. I played with it a bit to space things out, and just loved how it has a sizzling raised line of garter stitch that’s dotted at intervals with pointed archways. And since the stitch pattern is based in garter stitch, this hat coordinates well with a lot of other accessories, including few of the patterns in this collection. Is that a hint? Yes, yes, it is.
- To fit: 18 (20, 22, 24)” / 46 (51, 56, 61) cm circumference
- Approximately Child (Small, Medium, Large)
- knit and purl
- k2tog, ssk
- slipping sts
- approximate yardage fingering yarn (with a 15% buffer):
- Main Colour: 150 (178, 216, 255) yds. / 137 (163, 198, 233)m
- Contrast Colour: 21 (24, 30, 36) yds. / 19 (22, 28, 33)m
- darning needle
- stitch marker
- US 2 / 2.75mm needles and US 2.5 / 3mm needles for working in the round (magic loop OR short circular + DPNs OR DPNs) or size needed to get gauge
It’s always fun to see other versions, so click here to see the versions my testers have made.