Recently I created a matching hat and mittens set using O’Go Yarn. Actually, I created two similar sets: the Shannon Crochet Set and the Sharon Knit Set. This post tells you more about the latter, the O’Go Yarn Knit Hat and Mittens Set.
One of the best things about O’Go Yarn is all of the colors that you get in one donut. I’ve tried to take full advantage of the color array in Caron® Big Donut O’Go for both the crochet and knit mittens and hat sets. The yarn really sings, allowing me to use fairly simple knit stitches to create a beautiful design.
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What Is O’Go Yarn?
In case you aren’t familiar with it, O’Go Yarn isn’t a specific type of yarn. In other words, it’s not a certain fiber or a certain yarn weight. Instead, it’s a format for yarn delivery. It’s an alternative to yarn skeins or yarn hanks or yarn balls. It’s the O’Go yarn donut. This format is designed to allow you to easily pull the yarn in a tangle-free fashion. It’s available in different yarn brands. For the O’Go Yarn knit hat and mittens set, I’ve used Caron® Big Donut O’Go.
It’s important to note that there are two ways to work with the yarn’s color array. If you want a self-striping or color-blocking project, then you just work from one end of the donut to the other. However, you can easily separate out the colors to work with the ones you want at any given time. This makes it great for colorwork, which I’ve showcased in this new O’Go Yarn crochet hat and mittens set.
In fact, I’ve done something a little different here, because I’ve worked with colors from two different colorways of Caron® Big Donut O’Go. You’ll buy two different donuts of this yarn. One is called Lemon Plum. The other is called Blue Velvet. Each donut has five colors. You’ll use two colors from one and three from the other to complete the Sharon O’Go Yarn knit hat and mittens set.
If you want, of course, you could also use the remaining yarn to complete a second set. After all, you’ll have three unused colors of Lemon Plum and two of Blue Velvet that you could combine together to create that second matching set of acessories.
Caron Sharon Knit Hat and Mitt Set
This O’Go Yarn knit hat and mitt set is designed for intermediate knitters who are interested in playing with simple techniques that emphasize color play. This is an adult accessories set.
Materials for Sharon Knit Hat and Mittens Set
As aforementioned, you’ll use five yarn colors from two different donuts of Caron® Big Donut O’Go. You’ll also need:
- Sizes U.S. 5 [3.75 mm] and U.S. 6 [4 mm] circular knitting needles 16″ [40 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Set of five U.S. 5 [3.75 mm] and U.S. 6 [4 mm] double pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Locking stitch markers
- Chenille and tapestry needles for weaving in ends
You’ll note that you need both circular and DPN knitting needles, in two sizes each. The circulars are used for the hat while the DPNs are used for the mittens. The smaller sizes are to get a good fit for the hat brim and mittens cuffs while the larger sizes are used for the bodies of those accessories.
Sharon Knit Hat and Mittens Set Pattern
This is a free knit pattern. In addition to detailed written instructions, the pattern includes color charts for both the hat and mittens.
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