For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts: Two 50g balls of Mohair Tweed (70% merino and 30% mohair, 110m/120yds per 50g) in shade A (2605 Grey Alder) and
One 50g ball of Mohair Tweed in shade B (shade 2624 Tupilo).
Metres for shade A: 220m.
Metres for shade B: 110m.
My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: Illustrious Naturals DK approx. one 100g hank for shade A and approx. one 100g hank for shade B, or WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK – Dyed approx. two 100g hanks for shade A and one 100g hank for shade B.
Needles: 4mm circular needle (40cm length) and a set of four double pointed 4mm needles.
Gauge (tension): 20 stitches and 21 rows to 10cm square over rib pattern when using 4mm needles.
Size: To fit average size head.
My design ideas and advice: I love all my patterns to be simple to read as possible. I want knitters to easily and smoothly knit a project. There will always be moments in a pattern when you will think what does that mean? But I hope that knitters get to the solution quicker with my patterns. I designed this hat for many reasons – one because I have always wanted a hat with this stitch technique on it! Two because it is the same pattern as the tank top I designed in this series of patterns and I always love to do a hat or accessory so some knitters can try out the technique or shades on a small project before starting the garment project and I could go on with other reasons but I’ll keep it brief for now, maybe I’ll add some other time!
This pattern is one of eight pattern that I designed to launch especially at Yarndale 2017 along with the Mohair Tweed which was also just launched that year. The yarn is spun in Donegal so I named all the patterns using Irish words, Aisling (ASH- ling) is the Irish word for vision or dream – what you do in your head!