Fog Bank is a simply shaped, super chunky hat and mittens set, embellished by gradient-style color changes. The colors are worked in simple stripes, but a clever use of slipped stitches creates a fun zagging transition without the trouble of stranding. Both hat and mittens are worked in the round from the bottom up. The mittens have a ribbed cuff and the thumb is worked after finishing the thumb gusset and before moving on to complete the rest of the hand. The hat features a Garter Stitch brim. The super bulky yarn, easy color work, and simple shaping make for a speedy knit that’s cozy and fun.
Knit Picks The Big Cozy Super Bulky (5-6 wpi)
9 & 10 mm 32"/80 cm or longer circular needles (US 13 & 15)
9 sts and 12 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch in the round, blocked
Hat: 19.5 (21.25)" / 49.5 (54) cm circumference x 7.25 (8.25)" / 18.5 (21) cm height (not including pompom); hat is meant to be worn with 10-15% negative ease. Choose a finished size about 2-3" / 5-7.5 cm smaller than head. Mittens: 7.5" / 19 cm hand circumference x 7.5" / 19 cm hand length, plus 3" / 7.5 cm cuff.
Knitting in the round, Magic Loop technique (or you may choose to use two 24” circular needles for two circulars technique, or a 16” long circular needle for the hat and DPNs for the hat crown and mitts), increases, decreases, slipped stitches, picking up stitches, make a pom pom.