Chiltern Hat

Chiltern Hat This retro inspired ski hat began to take shape as I looked for a way to combine a beautifully outsized pompom and slip stitch mosaic colour work. Although the effect is richly textured and looks complicated, it’s deceptively simple with only one colour used per round as the pattern is created using slipped stitches.
This pattern was first published in Issue 35 of Knit Now,. I have since reformatted the pattern and extended the colourwork chart to make a slouchier version possible.

This pattern is charted and written – that is, the charts are written out in full.Chiltern Hat

93 (106, 120, 133)m 101 (116, 131, 145) yards Sport weight yarn in (MC)
62 (71, 80, 88)m 67 (77, 87, 96) yards Sport weight yarn (CC)
Slouchier Version
110 (126, 141, 157)m 120 (137, 154, 171)yards Sport weight yarn in (MC).
73 (83, 94, 104)m 79 (91, 102, 114) yards Sport weight yarn in (CC)
Pom-pom all versions 115m 125 yards

Samples use
Blue/White Stardard version – MillaMia, Naturally Soft Merino
Black/Grey Slouchier version – Sandnes Garn – Tove

Child (Adult S, M, L)
Finished hat circumference of 41 (47, 53, 59)cm 16 (18.5, 20.75, 23.25) inches. Chose size according to desired fit. For the Original Version chose the size that gives approximately 5-10% negative ease, for the Slouchier Version chose the size that give zero to slight positive ease..

Measured over Chart A Pattern
36 sts and 66 rows

Needles used
3mm US 2.5 DPNs or circular needle of choice to work in the round. (Use size that gives you the required gauge/tension)

Chiltern Hat