See our new yarn for Fall, Ideal! A 100% Polwarth, non-superwash delightfully soft worsted weight yarn

Fairmount Fibers, Ltd.
U.S. Distributor of Manos del Uruguay Yarns
Red Planet Hat (F209)
Red Planet Hat (F209)
Red Planet Hat (F209)
Red Planet Hat (F209)
Red Planet Hat (F209)
Red Planet Hat (F209)
Red Planet Hat (F209)

Red Planet Hat (F209)


Marla and Sami Collection

Marla is made from 2 strands of lighter-weight yarn that have been dyed separately and then plied together. When worked, Marla creates a marled fabric, where the colors are uniquely distributed. Sami, the semi-solid DK-weight sister to Marla, has a palette of 11 coordinating colors!

Double knitting: it's twice as warm because it's two hats in one! One one side, Sami dominates; on the other side, Marla. The checkerboard pattern is made easy with the use of plenty of ring markers and ends before the crown shaping. If double knitting is a new technique for you, don't worry: as long as you've made a hat before, this is a good first project.

  • Designer
    Lisa R. Myers
  • Finished Size
    Adult S/M (L/XL): to fit 20/21” (22/23”) circumference head
  • Yarn
    Shown in Marla K100 Chili (A) with Sami Y2154 Tomato (B): 1 skein each of Chili and Tomato
  • Notions
    Spare 16” circular needle, same size as above or smaller
    Waste yarn and/or crochet hook for provisional cast-on
    Cable needle or spare double-pointed needle 19 (21) ring markers, plus one unique ring marker
    Tapestry needle
  • Gauge
    43 sts and 32 rnds = 4” in double-knit Stockinette stitch
  • Needle Size
    US 4/3.5mm needles, 16” circular and double-pointed, or size to obtain gauge