I have only ever knit one other hat using this stranded colour work technique, and I am happily surprised that once I had the needles in my hand it all came back to me and I hadn't forgotten anything!
TechniqueI used a short length circular needle for the entire hat, but when I got close to the crown and there weren't many stitches left I used the 'magic loop' technique where I just pull some of the needle cord through any gap in the stitches to make the knitting into a triangle shape.
I also keep the main colour I am using for each row in my right hand and knit as normal, and the additional feature colour I keep on the left side. When I enter my right needle into the left to start a stitch I simply loop the yarn over from the strand on my left. When it comes to a gap of more than 5 or 6 sttiches all I did was pick up the ball of yarn from my left side and take it under and over the looping strand on my right side. (I should have taken a video I guess).
Here is what the inside ends up looking like:
Jamieson's of Shetland. But there are already so many other gorgeous Baa-ble hats to be seen in an array of colours using the hashtag #baable on social media.
|Bird's eye view|
|Gamboling sheep in all their glory, front and back.|