Sierra Sun Hat and Mittens in Classic Elite’s Fresco

Sun motifs adorn the "Sierra Sun" hat and mitten set ...
Featuring Classic Elite's soft Fresco yarn!

Wonderfully warm and supple, the Sierra Sun Hat and Mittens have a classic southwestern style.  Three colors make this set super cute, but only two colors are knit at one time ... making it a fun and easy colorwork project. Knit a set for yourself or some one you love ... they would make an amazing gift!

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Sierra Sun Hat and Mittens

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of Fresco Yarn

The Sierra Sun Hat and Mittens feature easy colorwork that is perfect for those new to the technique, while still being fun for the more experienced colorwork knitter. The classic southwestern sun motifs are accented with nifty picot edges.

We love the Ozone, Tomato and Brown combination ... but with so many Fresco colors to choose from, we put together four other recommended colorway combos (see below).  Easy and fun knitting you will will treasure for years to come!

MITTENS

Finished Sizes

7" (7.5", 8") approximate circumference

Yardage

140 yards MC, 80 yards CC1 and 30 yards CC2

Materials

3 x Classic Elite Yarns Fresco - 1 skein MC, 1 skein CC1 and 1 skein CC2

Note: to make both the Hat and Mittens you will need 2 skeins of the MC and only 1 skein CC1 and 1 skein CC2

Needles

double point needles or 2 x circular needles to obtain gauge and sizes below ...

Small        Cuff: US 1 [2.50mm]   Body: US 2 [2.75mm]

Medium    Cuff: US 2.5 [3.0mm]  Body: US 3 [3.25mm]

Large        Cuff: US 3 [3.25mm]   Body: US 4 [3.50mm]

Yarn Gauge

26 sts = 4" in Stockinette on US 5

Pattern Gauge in Stranded Colorwork

32 sts = 4” on US 2 [2.75mm]

30 sts = 4” on US 3 [3.25mm]

28 sts = 4” on US 4 [3.50mm]

Notions

Waste yarn

Skill Level

Intermediate

HAT

Finished Sizes

21" (22") approximate circumference

Yardage

120 yards MC, 80 yards CC1 and 30 yards CC2

Materials

3 x Classic Elite Yarns Fresco - 1 skein MC, 1 skein CC1 and 1 skein CC2

Note: to make both the Hat and Mittens you will need 2 skeins of the MC and only 1 skein CC1 and 1 skein CC2

Needles

Small
16" US 2 [2.75mm] and 16" US 3 [3.25mm] circulars
and US 3 [3.25mm] double point needles

Large
16" US 3 [3.25mm] and 16" US 4 [3.50mm] circulars 
and US 4 [3.50mm] double point needles

Yarn Gauge

26 sts = 4" in Stockinette on US 5

Pattern Gauge in Stranded Colorwork

30 sts = 4” on US 3 [3.25mm]

28 sts = 4” on US 4 [3.50mm]

Notions

Skill Level

Stitch Marker

Intermediate

Sierra Sun Hat & Mittens   |   Classic Elite Yarns Fresco   |   Shown in Ozone, Tomato & Alpaca Brown

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YARN

Fresco

Classic Elite's "Fresco" is a blend of wool, baby alpaca, and angora with magnificent colors! This super soft yarn has great stitch definition as well, making it fantastic for lace, color work, or good old stockinette stitch projects!

Fiber Content

60% Wool / 30% Baby Alpaca / 10% Angora

Yardage / Weight

164 yds in 50g

Gauge

26 sts over 4" on US 5 [3.75mm]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat

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