For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts: 3 colourway version: Two 25g balls of Jamieson’s Spindrift (100% Shetland Wool), 25g, 105m/437yds in shade A, One 25g ball each of Jamieson’s Spindrift in shade B and shade C.
2 colour way version: Two 25g balls each of Jamieson’s Spindrift in shade A and shade B.
*There is enough yarn to knit mittens too and so there is a free pattern included with the hat pattern.
Gauge (tension): 28 stitches and 60 rows to 10cm/4ins square over pattern using 3.25mm needles.
Sizes: To fit small-medium or medium large head.
My design ideas and advice: This hat is called the Hug hat because the design looks like noughts and crosses or X O which in text messages means kisses and hugs so thought Hug Hat was the perfect name for it!
The design looks like fairisle but actually uses the slip stitch technique so it simple and relaxing to knit.
I chose the Jamieson’s yarn because of it’s history. It is a Shetland yarn that is exactly that, the fleece is grown, sheared and spun on the Shetland Islands. Something that is close to my heart and I love that the craft is still continuing today.
I design this in September 2020, a time when everyone needs a hug but we can’t necessarily give them one. So here’s the next best thing, a hat to say I’m thinking of you and here’s a hug.
There is a free mitten pattern included with the hat pattern.