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Medley Hat

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The musical meaning of medley isn’t the first definition of the word. One of its earliest meanings was actually a textile term for “cloth made of wools dyed and mingled before being spun.”

I didn’t know that when I named the Medley Hat. It’s just the kind of unexpected discovery that happens when you begin to gather seemingly unrelated things or ideas together. This cosy colourblocked hat is a wonderful chance to play with colours, pairing minis or scraps in unexpected ways. In the sample, I’ve held two strands of the same colour together for each section, but you could marl two different minis together or use a single strand of DK weight yarn if that’s what you’ve got in stash. Surprise yourself! It’s such a quick knit that there’s nothing to lose.

The design features a twisted knit brim, stripes, and a small lace detail, and the pattern contains four sizes, so you can knit it for a whole medley of dear ones! It makes a great present on its own, or paired with the Medley Mitts as a gift set.

To fit head circumference
X Small (Baby) 41cm (16”)
Small (Child) 46cm (18”)
Medium (Adult) 56cm (22”)
Large (Large Adult) 61cm (24”)


Fingering weight yarn 80m/87yds per 20g mini
skein, 4 x 20g mini skeins – holding yarn double


DK weight yarn
45m/49yds per 20g mini skein, 4 x 20g mini skeins

Medium sample used approximately 70g
(280m/305yds) of fingering weight yarn (held
double) in total, in 4 different colours.

Actual Fingering weight yarn (held double) used:
X Small (Baby) 45g 180m/196yds
Small (Child) 60g 240m/261yds
Medium (Adult) 70g 280m/305yds
Large (Large Adult) 80g 320m/348yds

Actual DK weight yarn used:
X Small (Baby) 45g 95m/105yds
Small (Child) 60g 130m/140yds
Medium (Adult) 70g 150m/160yds
Large (Large Adult) 80g 170m/185yds

3.5mm (US 4) 40cm (16”) long circular needles (or
longer for magic loop)
4.5 mm (US 7) 40cm (16”) long circular needles (or
longer for magic loop)
4.5mm (US 7) DPNs for crown if not using magic loop

Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

22 sts/30 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette after
blocking using 4.5mm (US 7) needles

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