Color Break Hat


Color Break is a simple pattern that works wonderfully with highly variegated yarns, breaking up the colors and preventing pooling. The simple slip-stitch pattern creates a thick fabric with a great deal of texture, for a very warm hat without a lot of extra effort. For such an easy pattern the result is very dramatic in a variegated yarn, and attractive as a texture in a one-color yarn.

newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, child, adult S/M, adult L

A note about sizes
Children’s heads are often bigger than one might think, and the adult S/M will fit many children. Roughly speaking, the sizes correspond to the following head circumferences.
newborn: 13-14”, 3-6 months: 14-17”, 6-12 months: 16-19”, child: 18-20.5”, adult S/M: 20.5-22”, adult L: 22.5-24”


  • Multi-color sample knit in Becoming Art Agave Worsted [70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 200 yds per 114gm skein], shown in colorway Midnight Mountain
  • Red sample knit in The Verdant Gryphon Codex (52% Silk, 48% Bluefaced Leicester Wool; 234 yds per 113gm skein), shown in colorway Rig Veda
  • Watchcap: 60 (80, 105, 155, 180, 215) yards worsted weight yarn
  • Slouch: 65 (90, 115, 180, 200, 250) yards worsted weight yarn
  • U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular needle or dpns for baby sizes
  • U.S. size 8 (5 mm) 16” circular needle or dpns for baby sizes
  • U.S. size 8 (5 mm) dpns OR long circular needle for Magic Loop
  • tapestry needle

19.5 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st on size 4 needles

Tech edited by Lauren Cross

U.S. $5.00