The Owl Hat & Mitts are a simple colorwork pattern that resembles the spots of an owl or leopard. Hat is worked from brim to top and mitts are worked from wrist to fingers with an afterthought thumb hole completed last.
This beautiful pattern is presented in Making No. 6: Black & White. If you have never bought a Making book, please consider purchasing one because it is full of beautiful projects ranging from knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting, felting and cooking!
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Shetland by Harrisville Designs (100% wool; 50g / 217yds): 2 Skeins MC & 1 Skeins CC. Shown in colors White & Black
ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (100% Washable GOTS Certified Merino Wool; 100g/394yds or MINI 20g/78 yds): 1 Skein MC & 2 MINI Skeins CC . Ultra soft organic merino wool from South America is milled spun & dyed in the Northeastern USA using environmentally friendly processes that stabilize the yarn to make it washable. Low impact dyes.
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Fingering by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 50g/310 yds or MINI 50g/155 yds): 1 Skein MC & 1 MINI Skein CC. 100% USA from the farm to the yarn! While not as soft as O-Wool, this yarn knits up beautifully and blooms after blocking making it an American favorite at a very reasonable cost. Center pull ball.
SIZE: one size fits most women
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Hat unstretched: 19.5" circumference, Mitts: 7" palm circumference x 6.5" long
YARDAGE: Hat: 160 yds MC & 60 yds CC. Mitts: 110 yds MC & 30 yds CC
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate-colorwork & small circumference knitting
NEEDLES: Size US 2 / 2.75 mm & Size US 3 / 3.25mm 16"circular needles and set Double Points in each size, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, waste yarn, Tapestry needle
GAUGE: 29 sts x 29 rows = 4" in colorwork pattern on larger needles
Images courtesy of Madder/Carrie Bostick Hoge w/ yarn images by Yarn Loop