Thursday, November 10, 2011

Chullo hats




Here are some of the chullo hats I have been making this week for gifts. I use a 4mm needle for the child's size and 4.5mm for the adult, and always start with a rib band to keep the hat snug and to allow for different head sizes. The contrast colour patterns are all different and knitted by stranding two or more colours in a fairisle type geometric design. I only use a maximum of three stitches to strand and carry the wool so that the hat is not pulled too tight. These chullos are made with Cleckheaton Country 8 ply wool and the contrast colours are alpaca and wool. The next ones will probably be in black, white brown and grey which are the more traditional chullo colours if using natural alpaca.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-earflap-hat-for-the-whole-family

I used braids instead of an icord and added the contrast patterns depending on the yarns and colours I had available.

3 comments:

Lynne said...

They are lovely, Marion. Is there a pattern or do you "make it up as you go along"?

Marion said...

Thanks Lynne. Here is the basic pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-earflap-hat-for-the-whole-family
I used braids instead of an icord and added the contrast patterns depending on the yarns and colours I had available. The contrast patterns are just serendipity really, but kept them simple so the hat wouldn't distort in shape.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Oh good ... I found the link and now I need to knit 4 hats ... one for each of the great grandchildren. They're still too small for the fingerless mitts.