Dufton by Victoria Magnus: Whitfell Chunky knitted hat kit

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Dufton by Victoria Magnus: Whitfell Chunky knitted hat kit

This kit is to make Dufton, which is a knitted hat in our chunky baby alpaca. One kit will make one hat and bobble (unless you make the hat bigger). The kit includes a skein/ball of Whitfell Chunky (choose your colour from the drop down box), a digital download of the pattern (download link sent out by email) and a printed ECY cotton project bag. The pattern was initially written for Whitfell Chunky but has been re-released using Pendle Chunky.

Pattern information:

The soft yarn and richly textured lattice cable pattern combine to make a wonderfully warm and cosy hat. Perfect for keeping snug on a cold winters day. Add some fun with a big fluffy pom pom or mix it up with a two colour version.

Eden Cottage Yarns, Pendle Chunky (100% superwash extrafine merino)
(100m/ 109yds per 100g skein)

Two colour version
Colourway: Hot Choc (background colour) – 1 x 100g skein
Colourway: Starling (contrast colour) – 1 x 100g skein

One colour version
Colourway: Vintage Ribbon – 1 x 100g skein

5mm / US 7 needles; dpns and 40cm (16in) circular / 80cm (32in) circular needle for magic loop (or size required to obtain gauge)
Cable needle (optional)
Notions, stitch marker, tapestry needle, scissors

Finished measurements:
Circumference 44cm (17.25 in)
Height 21cm (8.25 in)

To fit:
Head Circumference: 43cm (17 inches) to 56cm (22 inches) 
The stitch pattern used makes this hat very stretchy.

16 sts and 20 rows to 10cm (4in) over 2 x 2 rib stitch on 5mm needles after blocking
18 sts and 20 rows to 10cm (4in) over cable stitch on 5mm needles after blocking

Note on gauge: This hat is worked on a tight gauge, which is made tighter by the cables. This produces a very thick and warm fabric. If you are a tight knitter, try going up a needle size, and vice versa if you are a loose knitter. Although we normally recommend 6mm needles for this yarn this project calls for 5mm needles to create a sturdy fabric.