For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts: One 50g balls of Soft Donegal (100% Merino Wool, 63m/68yds per 50g) in shade A (shade 5311 Unshin) and two 50g balls in shade B (shade 5334 Gara).
Metres for shade A: 63m.
Metres for shade B: 126m.
Tension: 16 stitches and 21 rows to 10cm square over rib pattern when using 5.5mm needles.
Size: To fit an average size head.
My design ideas and advice: This is one of my favourite hat patterns, just because I love knitting with this yarn and because it is chunky it knits up quickly. There is something giving about this Soft Donegal. It is made traditionally in Donegal and this I love, it is soft which is perfect for a hat and I feel it bounces, there is something about it that makes it feel bouncy in my hands – like soft fluffy clouds.
Blog post: I’ve written about the inspiration behind this pattern, click here to read.
Click on the following link for my How To videos that may help with this pattern: This pattern uses what i call the Trinity Stitch, some knitters call it the Blackberry Stitch. I’ve made a video to show you how to make the stitch: Trinity Stitch.