Triple Play Hat

by Craig on January 25, 2008

The Triple Play Hat is a tweedy concoction of 3 colors of Blue Sky Alpaca’s Sport Weight or Melange yarns. These 100% baby alpaca yarns keep the cold out and won’t make your forehead itch.

The Triple Play Hat - grays
Shown in Natural Dark Gray, Natural Medium Gray, and Natural Light Gray

With Blue Sky’s extensive palette, you can create subtle combinations like ours in grays or browns (see below), or go wild with turquoise, fuchsia or vivid lilac.

Here’s how it’s made –

TRIPLE PLAY HAT (download pattern as pdf file)

SIZE
Adult Medium (Adult Large)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference unstretched – 17 (19.5) inches

MATERIALS
Blue Sky Alpaca Sport Weight or Melange yarn
3 hanks, yarn held tripled throughout
16 inch US #10.5/6.5 mm circular needle
1 set of 5 DPNs size US #10.5/6.5 mm

GAUGE
13 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

PATTERN NOTE

Part of the fun of the Triple Play Hat is choosing your colors. Use 3 different colors – either very similar of wildly different – or use 2 strands of 1 color and 1 strand of an accent color. If you like the softness and warmth of the tripled Sport Weight, but want a more conservative look, then use 3 strands of the same color.

PATTERN

With yarn held tripled, CO 60 (64) stitches. Place marker and join in the round.

Band
*K2, p2; repeat from * to end of round. Continue for 3 inches.

Crown
For smaller size –
*K13, k2tog; repeat from * to end. (56 sts).

For both sizes –
Knit all rounds for 3 inches.

Shaping

Row 1 *K5 (K6), k2tog; repeat from * to end.

Row 2 Knit every stitch.

Row 3 *K4 (K5), k2tog; repeat from * to end.

Row 4 Knit every stitch.

Row 5 *K3 (K4), k2tog; repeat from * to end.

Row 6 Knit every stitch.

Row 7 *K2 (K3), k2tog; repeat from * to end.

Row 8 Knit every stitch.

Row 9 *K1 (K2), k2tog; repeat from * to end.

Row 10 Knit every stitch.

For smaller size –
Row 11 * K2tog; repeat from * to end.

For larger size –
Row 11 * K1, K2tog; repeat from * to end.

Row 12 Knit every stitch.

Row 13 * K2tog; repeat from * to end.

Cut yarn leaving 8 inch tail. Using a tapestry needle, pull tail through remaining stitches, and to inside. Weave in ends.

The Triple Play Hat - browns
Shown in Natural Dark Brown, Natural Copper, and Natural Medium Tan

Enjoy!

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