Ombeline Hat combines a gradient skein with a speckled skein in a filigree-style stranded colorwork pattern. It is a fun and addictive knit, watching the colors change as you go. Ombeline is inspired by the beautiful stained glass windows in the cathedrals of Paris.
Note: while the gradient skein certainly looks lovely, this pattern works great with solid skeins as well!
Ombeline has a unique top-down construction, which allows for some improvisation, and you can get the fiddly increases done first before moving to the main body of the hat!
You could easily adapt this pattern to be worked bottom-up as it is mainly charts which can be turned around.
Pattern follows a colorwork chart for the crown increases and body, then working a 1×1 rib stitch for the brim, which can be worn folded up or slouchy.
US 3/3.25 mm double-pointed needles
US 3/3.25 mm circular needle (50 cms long)
Notions: Stitch markers & tapestry needle
DK Weight/8 ply
Color 1: approx.130 yards
Color 2: approx. 60 yards
Shown here: KnitCircus Divine 1 50g gradient skein and 1 50g speckled skein, both in the Brass and Steam colorway
Finished hat measures about 18” inches in circumference (it is stretchy), and 11 inches long (brim unfolded)