Route 99 by Lee Meredith
an art deco inspired, turban style hat for modern knitters
- all slip-stitch colorwork (only use 1 color at a time)
- fun modular construction
- pattern is charted and written
- try wearing it with the panel in different places for different looks
- three sizes - pictured orange+white sample is large, black+white sample is medium
- circumferences and heights can be mixed & matched, so you can make the medium circumference with the large height, etc
- connected entirely with short rows, no picked up stitches or seaming
- approx 90-150 yards / 85-140 meters in each of 2 solid colors fingering weight yarn, samples shown here are in: Spud & Chloe Fine (80% superwash wool, 20% silk) - 1 skein each Clementine and Popcorn (approx 140 yards / 128 meters were used of each for the large size) and Made in America Yarns Wayfarer (100% wool) - 1 skein each Iron Bridge and Sand Dune (approx 112 yards / 102 meters were used of each for the medium size)
- size US 3 (3.25mm) 32" (or longer) circular needle (or size to get gauge of 27.5 sts and 34 rows per 4 inches / 10 cm, in stockinette stitch - the pattern doesn't actually have stockinette, but you can use this gauge to make sure your yarn & needles should work); optional double pointed needles for the crown, or use the circular with magic loop
- an extra needle one or two sizes smaller than your main needle, a cable needle (unless you'll be cabling without one, tutorial included in magazine), stitch markers, crochet hook & scrap yarn for provisional cast-on
- Note: the recommended provisional cast-on is the crochet method shown here (click for photo tutorial with video reference).
published in Stranded Magazine - warm weather 2016 issue
The magazine will only be available for 1 year after release, so it will stop being available in April 2017. Buy it now to get all 6 patterns, plus multiple tutorials, and articles!