Knits Gifts 2018: Egret Hat and Mitts Set
It may be a knitting truism that hats are quick-and-easy projects. Cheryl Toy’s Egret Hat and Mitts Set from Knits Gifts 2018 don’t fall into this category, but they are sooooo worth the bit of extra time and effort you put into them. Every detail in this lovely set is carefully considered. The turned cuffs and hat brim give a touch of holiday red while adding warmth. The fourfold decreases at the crown echo classic ski-slope shapes but don’t squish down your hair.
Two traditional Sanquhar-style patterns in a modern colorway amp up the overall eye-catching-ness of this set. And the yarn—Quince & Co’s Chickadee—is soft and silky to the touch. These make a terrific gift, but you’ll want to keep them for yourself.
Take a look at the Knits Gifts 2018 for even more great patterns. From toys and toppers to toasty shawls and mittens, we have something that will appeal to everyone on your gift list. Start knitting today!
DESIGNER Cheryl Toy
FINISHED SIZE Hat: 17¼ (18¼, 19½)” circumference and 9 (9¼, 10½)” tall. Hat shown measures 18¼”. Mitts: 5¾ (6¾, 8)” hand circumference and 8″ long. Mitts shown measure 6¾”.
YARN Quince & Co. Chickadee (100% American wool; 181 yd [166 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): egret (white; MC) and Kumlien’s gull (gray; CC1), 2 skeins each; Carrie’s yellow (yellow; CC2) and Peaks ferry (red; CC3), 1 skein each.
NEEDLES Size 2½ (3 mm): 16″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders; size 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 35 sts and 40 rnds = 4″ in colorwork patt.