Fadient Hat - A Pattern By Xandy Peters
This listing is for a digital copy of the Fadient Hat pattern by Xandy Peters.
About The Pattern, In The Designer's Words
What’s a FADIENT you ask? It’s like a fade and a gradient together, and it’s the best way to slowly blend from one yarn color into to another. The magic happens when you hold multiple strands together for a stunning, painterly effect. It is also a great way to stashbust and experiment with color. The only special tool you need is a scale accurate to the gram.
This hat is a great fast gift knit. You don’t even need to think about picking the right colors, just find any colors you like - speckled, variegated, solid, anything - I promise they’ll blend smoothly together as you knit. The dark sample shows some of the really rich dark tones from MollyGirl Yarn, but you can see how in the neon colors, the look is completely different. It’s just so much fun to try out different combos to see how they mix.
Finished Size: 18, (21, 24, 26)“ (46, 53, 61, 66 cm) in circumference and 7 (7.25, 8, 9)” (18, 18.5, 20, 23 cm) tall. The 2 smallest sizes use less than 50 grams of each color, so this is a great project for scraps if you don’t mind doing some math to figure out the weights.
Yarn: 2 contrasting skeins of MollyGirl Yarn Rock Star DK, 300 yards (274m) per 100g skein; 100% US spun domestic merino.
Dark hat shown in Angie and Truly Madly Deeply.
Bold hat shown in Dance Rascal Dance and Alive For the First Time.
Needles: #10 (6mm) with a 16” (40 mm) cord and 10.75 (7mm) double pointed needles.
Gauge: 12 sts x 19 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in moss stitch.
Materials: Stitch Marker, Row counter, and a scale accurate to the gram.
Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher, best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for the Fox Paws pattern. Starting out as a footwear and product designer, Xandy turned to knitting as a way to explore textiles and surfaces without using factory production and has since made a career out of publishing new patterns and teaching workshops. Xandy has been published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective, Knitscene, Knitty, and Pom Pom Quarterly, has a Bluprint class teaching the stacked stitch technique and continues to self publish patterns monthly. Xandy also blogs about design, crafting, and baking on soimakestuff.com and posts craft videos on YouTube. Visit Xandy's website for more information and inspiring knits!