Niobe

Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony  *

Niobe is a perfect project for those sport weight or heavy fingering weight left-overs, in every color combination your heart desires. The pattern is written for three colors, but the sweet leaves and flowers colorwork looks just as good in two, four or even more colors (fade anyone?) depending on the effect you’re after.
Cute, warm and fun to make, it’s just THE hat for the (gift) season to come!. 

CONSTRUCTION
Niobe is worked in the round, from the brim to the crown.

SIZES
1 [2, 3]
Corresponds with child/teen [adult, adult large] to fit a head of
1: 50cm – 53 cm / 19.75 – 21”
2: 54 cm – 57cm / 21.25 – 22.5”
3: 58 cm – 61 cm / 22.75 – 24”

Finished measurements
Circumference at brim 47.5 [52.5, 58] cm / 18.75 [20.75, 22.75]”
Height approx 22 [23, 24] cm / 8.75 [9, 9.5]”

YARN
Sport or heavy fingering weight yarn, preferably with a high wool content and non-superwash.
MC approx 100 [115, 130] m / 110 [125, 145] yards.
CC1 and CC2 approx 20 [23, 26] m / 22 [25, 28] yards of each color.

Sample shown in Rauma Finull PT2, 100% wool, 175 m / 191 yds per 50 gr.
Colorways: MC 403, CC1 4127 and CC2 449.

NEEDLES
Needle A (for the garter stitch brim and the top)
One 40 cm / 16” circular needle and a set of needles for working a small circumference in the round, in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 3 mm / US #2.
Needle B (for the colorwork body of the hat)
One 40 cm / 16” circular needle and a set of needles for working a small circumference in the round, in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 3.75 mm / US #5.

GAUGE
Measured after blocking.
Garter stitch on Needle A 19 sts x 54 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.
Stockinette colorwork on Needle B 20 sts x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.

* Morpheus – the matrix