Big White – Free Hat Pattern

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Big White is a free hat pattern incorporating the fishermen’s rib stitch.  It makes a fun, slouchy hat that everyone will love. Download the free pattern here or in pdf below.
The fishermen’s rib creates a very bulky fabric with lots of stretch. You will love to wear this hat.
We knit our sample in Gloria by Manos Del Uruguay which is a super fine, washable merino yarn.

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Gloria by Manos Del Uruguay

Big White for all ages, cozy, soft and cute!

Big White

Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Gloria – 1 ball Sampled in Hibisco G2101(Coral) and Vereda G2399 (Mint).
Tools: 4.00 & 5.00 mm circular needles (16” – 24”). DPNs for top in 5.00 mm; stitch marker, pompom maker, scissors & tapestry needle.
Pattern Stitch:
Round 1: Knit into the stitch below the next stitch on the needle and purl the next stitch.
Round 2: Purl through the bottom of the next purl stitch and knit the knit stitches as normal. (To purl into the stitch below, insert the needle held in the right hand into the back of the stitch below the next stitch and purl into it.)
Once you start it will come easily. You are ribbing but alternately knitting or purling into the stitch below. You can tell where you are by looking to see if there are 2 bars at the back or front.
Instructions:
Cast on 80 sts with smaller circular needles. Join in round placing marker. Knit in K1, P1 rib for 9 rows, slipping marker as you go.
Change to larger needles and begin pattern stitch. Work until work measures 8” from beginning.
Top Decrease:
Knit 2tog around. (40 sts)
Next round: Knit all stitches
Next round: Knit 2 tog around. (20 sts)
Next round: Knit all stitches
Next round: Knit 2tog around. (10 stitches)
Cut 10” tail and thread through all stitches and fasten off. Don’t cut the end as it can be used to fasten the pom pom.

Pom Pom:
I recommend using a large size pom pom maker. The pom pom will take all the remaining yarn left over from knitting the hat. The pom pom on the Hibisco hat was made using a Clover pom pom maker and the Vereda hat used a Pattiewack pom pom maker. Both are available at the shop. It would be equally nice to have a pom pom in a contrasting colour.
Once the pom pom is made fasten it on to the top of the hat.
Finishing:
Weave in the end at the beginning.

Big White

Happy Knitting from Sally and the gals from Art of Yarn

Berroco Andean Mist

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More yarn love at Art of Yarn

The new yarns keep coming in the door and we want to share some of our favourites with you.

We just received boxes of yarn from Berroco and we all fell in love with their new yarn Andean Mist.

Berroco Andean Mist

Andean Mist

Andean Mist 

Andean Mist is an ethereal blend of super fine baby suri alpaca and mulberry silk for luxe knits that knit up light as air.  It really is rather heavenly and we have to thank the Suri Alpaca for providing us with such a nice fibre.  How wonderful they have renewable coats of such luscious fibre that spins up into light, lofty, silky goodness.

Free Patterns

Berroco Andean Mist - Squelette

Squelette knit with 3 balls of Berroco Andean Mist shade Misti 6317

Detail Squelette

Detail Squelette

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Pretty Free Hat Pattern from Berroco knit with 1 ball of Andean Mist in Color Cerro Bayo 6328

Pretty Free Hat Pattern from Berroco knit with 1 ball of Andean Mist in Color Cerro Bayo 6328

Detail of pretty lace hat

Detail of pretty lace hat

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Free Shawl Pattern Siddal knit with 3 balls of Andean Mist

Free Shawl Pattern Siddal knit with 3 balls of Andean Mist

Detail of Siddal

Detail of Siddal

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Suri Alpaca

Suri Alpaca – Looking very proud and important!

Berroco has a new booklet dedicated to Andean Mist where you can see more designs for this yarn:  Click Here to View

These are the specs for Andean Mist: 
Fibre: 74% Baby Suri Alpaca, 26% Mulberry Silk
Ball: 25 g, .875 oz; 150 m, 164 yds
Knitting Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1″, 22 sts & 28 rows = 10 cm or 4″
Suggested Needles: 4 mm or 6 US
Crochet Gauge: 4 xc = 1″; 16 sc & 22 rows = 10 cm or 4″
Suggested Hook: 4 mm, 6 US (G)
Care: Handwash in cold water, lay flat to dry
Patterns for this yarn are available in Berroco Booklet 347

Click here to view the Shades

Give us a call if you would like more information on this yarn.

Happy Knitting!