This hat is inspired by my Straemsound hat which uses a zig zag colourwork pattern. Instead of using two colours the hat uses a series of knit and purl stitches to create an interesting textured pattern. The zig zag pattern converges at the crown forming a satisfying star shape. There are instructions for three sizes, small, medium and large, small and medium are more of a beanie style whereas the large is a sluchy fit.
It uses one skein of Langsoond Shetland DK yarn.
In crofting, toonsmal is the old Shetland term for the grazing land usually next to a dwelling house, a nod to land where the the fleece has come from.
Small (Medium, Large)
To fit head circumferences: 48-51 (51-56, 56- 61) cm [19-20 (20-22, 22-23) in]
Hat Circumference: 49 (49, 59) cm [191⁄4 (191⁄4, 231⁄4) in]
Brim to Crown: 19 (22, 22) cm [71⁄2 (81⁄2, 81⁄2) inShown in size medium, which has a slouchy fit. For a more fitted beanie style hat make size small. For a larger slouchy hat make size large.
19 sts and 26 rounds to 10 cm/4 in worked over stocking stitch in the round
19 sts and 25 rounds to 10 cm/4 in worked over knit and purl pattern in the round
Langsoond Double Knitting (100% Shetland Wool, 220m (238yds)/100g skein)
Shade speet x 1 skein
Needles and notions
3.5mm (UK 10-9/US 4) circular needle, length 40cm (16in)
4.0mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needle, length 40cm (16in) and a set of three or more DPNs for finishing the crown
Or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round; or needles in a size required to give correct gauge
Blunt tapestry needle