I’m a big cat lover, they are an everyday comfort and support, and a constant source of inspiration. So this hat is a tribute to all cats and their cute, crazy face! It’s a very fun knit, and a cute accessory to wear as a pop of color on your head with any outfit. Besides, it will put a smile on everyone’s face!
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Finished Size 16.5 (22)” hat circumference unstreched.
Yarn Knit Picks Swish DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 123yds/50g: 26060, Rouge (MC), 2 skeins; 24064, White (CC1), 1 skein; 24045, Coal (CC2), 1 skein; 26061, Honey (CC3), 1 skein.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16″ circular (cir). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; pompom maker (optional).
Gauge 22 sts and 19 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in stranded St st on size 5 needles.
Notes Don’t be afraid if you’ve never knitted with more than 2 colors at a time. When the cat heads come to light, you’ll realise it’s not more complicated. Just keep your skeins organized, be careful to carry your strands loosely inside your work and to maintain a consistent tension. I advise you to make a large swatch of a few cat heads before getting started.
The Designer: Solène lives in Paris where she started designing knitwear after studying History and History of Arts. Her designs have been published in several publications such as Holla Knits, Knit Picks, Knit Now and Knotions. She also has a collection of self-published designs available through Ravelry. She loves fun and wearable knits, and specializes in cables and colorwork designs. To see more of her work, inspiration, tips and tricks, check out http://www.soleneknits.com. You can also find her as soleneknits on Ravelry, Twitter and Instagram. For questions about this pattern please contact Solène Le Roux at firstname.lastname@example.org.