by Elizabeth Doherty
A miniature fleet of boats sets sail upon a slipped stitch band, bringing with it a bit of extra warmth for your ears. The intricate-looking pattern is deceptively simple to knit. Only one color is worked per round, so there’s no need to carry two strands of yarn at once.
Explore classic and exciting color pairings, add a contrast edge—or for a fun variation, introduce a new color for each set of boats! The slightly slouchy hat can also easily be customized to have more slouch, or to be a fitted beanie.
This design is shown in a different yarn, but we swooned at the idea of pairing it with Caravan. They are made for eachother! The first and second color pairs are an excellent match for the samples shown.
If these colors don't speak to you, we have more than 30 available in our Caravan open stock assortment.
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17½ (19, 20¼, 21¾, 23¼)" [44.5 (48, 51.5, 55.5, 59) cm]
circumference at band, approximately 9½" [24 cm] tall.
Your Kit includes:
- YARN: Caravan by Crave Yarn (177 yds/50g; light sport; 70% Superwash Extrafine Merino, 10% Mulberry Silk, 10% Camel, 10% Cashmere)
- One skein in each of the two colors you choose.
- Optional Pattern Add-on: Digital copy (via Ravelry); provide your Ravelry username or email address to receive your pattern.
- US 6 - 4.0 mm;
- US 7 - 4.5 mm;
- US 4 - 3.5 mm
GAUGE: 22 sts x 32 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette, after washing and blocking.