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What's Old is New Again With This “Roaring '20s” Deco Hat …
Featuring Mountain Colors' Crazyfoot and Perspectives Yarn Packs
 
Similar to a cloche, the mid-1920s featured a turban style hat which was typically evening wear rather than a daytime hat. Our design captures the “Great Gatsby” era by combining modular knitting with awesome colors from our friends at Mountain Colors!
Flappers like options! So we made two variations of the same pattern … the Abalone Shell Hat is knit with a single skein of Mountain Colors' Crazyfoot yarn, and the Nautilus Shell Hat uses a five-color Crazyfoot Perspectives Yarn Pack. Both hats are knit the same way. But to make the knitting easy, we created two patterns to highlight when to switch colors using the five-color Perspectives Yarn Pack.
Bonus: get the pattern FREE with purchase of either Crazyfoot or Crazyfoot Perspectives Yarn Packs!
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Abalone Shell Hat or
Nautilus Shell Hat
by Amy Loberg
The turban is knit by creating five tiers of four triangular “shell” pieces. Each tier builds on the previous tier by picking up stitches, resulting in the round hat shape. The dome is topped off with a circular crown piece, completing the turban … it sounds a little challenging, but once you get started (and with Amy's awesome instructions) it's easy AND fun!
The Abalone Shell Hat uses a single skein of hand-painted Crazyfoot to give a subtle mottled color effect to the fabric.
The Nautilus Shell Hat is knit the same way but with Mountain Colors' five-color perspectives Yarn Packs in the same Crazyfoot yarn. Four of the colors swirl around the hat and the fifth is used to knit the crown. The Perspectives colors are hand-dyed solids … and there are lots of colorway choices.
Finished Size 21″ circumference
Abalone Materials Mountain Colors Crazyfoot
Shown in Sugared Violet
Abalone Yardage Approximately 275 yards (1 skein)
Nautilus Materials Mountain Colors Perspectives Yarn Pack in Crazyfoot
Shown in Mountain Blues
Nautilus Yardage Approximately 55 yards of 5 colors (1 Crazyfoot Perspectives pack)
Needles
Size US 3 [3.25mm] double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 26 sts = 4″ in Tier 1 pattern stitch
Notions stitch marker
Skill Level Intermediate
YARN
Bozemill Spring Crazyfoot
Harmony Moss Crazyfoot
Harmony Plum Crazyfoot
Slate Crazyfoot
Fire Dragon Crazyfoot
Harmony Rose Crazyfoot
Spumoni Crazyfoot
Wisconsin Tango Crazyfoot
Harmony Honey Crazyfoot
Harmony Woods Crazyfoot
Lupine Crazyfoot
Ruby River Crazyfoot
Harmony Starlight Crazyfoot
Moccasin Trail Crazyfoot
Harmony Garnet Crazyfoot
Harmony Mist Crazyfoot
Harmony Mushroom Crazyfoot
Sugared Violet Crazyfoot
Nearing their twenty-fifth year in business, Mountain Colors is among the most talented hand-dyers in the industry and are a blast to dine with at the annual yarn convention (sorry, I digress …)!
Diana and Leslie's Crazyfoot yarn is an extremely popular superwash merino fingering weight yarn … available in all of their spectacular colors, plus several FiberWild Exclusive colorways! Also, Crazyfoot has a bit of nylon, making it remarkably durable … even with everyday wear.
Fiber Content 90% Superwash Merino Wool, 10% Nylon
Yardage / Weight 425 yds in 100g
Gauge 28 – 32 sts over 4″ on US 1 – 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
Plum/Brass Crazyfoot Perspectives
Sage/Moss Blue Crazyfoot Perspectives
Silver/Purple Crazyfoot Perspectives
Red/Pinks Crazyfoot Perspectives
Brights Crazyfoot Perspectives
Ash Gray Crazyfoot Perspectives
Blue/Turquoise Crazyfoot Perspectives
Mountain Blues Crazyfoot Perspectives
Using the same base yarn as Crazyfoot, these nearly solid mini-skeins are offered five-per-pack in several fun, funky, and just plain spectacular colorways. Perfect for scarves, cowls, socks, mitts, and more … anywhere you want multiple solid colors without buying multiple full skeins!
Fiber Content 90% Superwash Merino Wool, 10% Nylon
Yardage / Weight 5× 20g (90 yds) skeins—450 yds in 100g total
Gauge 28 – 32 sts over 4″ on US 1 – 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
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