Dipyramid is a two-color stranded hat knit in the round from the bottom up. This hat features a deep brim in 2x2 ribbing that is worn folded back, and a geometric colorwork motif that continues through the crown decreases. An optional tubular cast-on and jaunty pom-pom provide polished finishing touches. Work the ribbing in the main color and the pompom in the contrast to emphasize the gradient effect, or invert them for a bigger graphic punch.
XS, (S, M, L)
Finished circumference (unstretched): 17 1⁄4 (18 1⁄4, 19 1⁄2, 20 1⁄2)” / 43.5 (46.5, 49.5, 52.5) cm
Recommended to be worn with 2 – 3” / 5 – 8 cm negative ease. Sample shown is size M.
For hat only (not including pom-pom):
Main Color (MC): 163 (174, 185, 196) yards / 149 (159, 169, 179) meters
Contrast Color (CC): 76 (81, 86, 91) yards / 69 (74, 79, 83) meters
For 3” / 7.5cm diameter pom-pom (either color): 105 yards / 96 meters
Sample shown in Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (DK weight; 100% Targhee wool, 133 m / 145 yds per 50 g skein) in colorways ‘Hammock’ (MC) & ‘Fleet’ (CC).
28 sts x 29 rows = 4” / 10 cm square over colorwork pattern on gauge needles after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 16” / 40cm circular and one set of double-pointed needles in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Recommended size: US 3 / 3.25mm
Size B (for Ribbing)
One 16” / 40cm circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
Recommended size: US 2 / 2.75mm
Size C (for optional Tubular Cast-On)
One 16” / 40cm circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
Recommended size: US 1 / 2.25mm
Stitch marker(s), cable needle (if working tubular cast-on), pom-pom maker (optional)
Intermediate: Skills required include knitting in the round, knitting stranded colorwork, reading charts, and decreasing.
Tubular cast-on (optional)
Instructions for colorwork pattern are provided in charted form only.
DIPYRAMID was originally published in Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 23: Winter 2017.
For a matching hat and mitts set, purchase the DIPYRAMITTS pattern as well.