Colorful, cozy, and dazzling – the Tourmaline Hat is an irresistible accessory. Beautiful beads add an additional element of artistry to this colorful hat. If you haven’t tried beaded knitting before, don’t worry, this pattern would be a perfect primer.
SIZES Child/Teen (Adult Small, Adult Medium) Shown in Adult Small size.
MATERIALS Universal Yarn Colorburst (65% superwash fine merino, 35% acrylic; 200g/660 yds) • 101 Cruise – 1 ball Needles: US Size 5 (3.75 mm) 16” circular and set of dpns (or preferred needle for small circumference knitting), or size needed to obtain gauge US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular Notions: Size 1/B crochet hook (or size appropriate for fitting through beads), tapestry needle, stitch markers, 2” pom pom maker, 91 (104, 117) – 8 mm iridescent crystal rondelle beads
GAUGE 24 sts x 34 rnds = 4” in Stockinette stitch (St st) with larger ndl
PATTERN NOTES This hat is knit in the round from the bottom up. Beads are placed around the hat using a crochet hook. Place markers in between pattern repeats to help you stay on track. Please note that all sections are charted for your convenience.
We chose to use a local business, Beads Inc. for our sample’s beads. She does sell online, but you may also be able to find a local vendor in your area with similar beads. Just make sure that your beads have a hole large enough for the crochet needle and yarn to fit through.
The Tourmaline Hat is available as part of e-book Chroma, and as an individual pattern through Ravelry.