Gillean hat and mittens by Karie Westermann is a straightforward design, making it suitable if you are looking for your first colourwork project.
Karie was inspired by Caisteal nan Gillean, a Mesolithic archaeological site on the Scottish island of Oronsay when designing this pattern.
Hat: One size 58cm (approx. 23”) circumference
Mitts: S, M, L 0 20, 23, 26cm (7.5”, 9”, 10.5”) circumference.
West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester 100g 224m / 244 yards undyed 50g 112m / 122 yards dyed
Main colour: 165m (180 yds)
Contrast colour 1: 100m (110 yds)
Contrast colour 2: 18 m (20 yds)
Main colour: 137m (150 yds)
Contrast colour 1: 92m (100 yds)
Contrast colour 2: 32 m (35 yds).
Tools / Materials
3.25mm (US3) circular needles or DPN’s.
4mm (US6) circular needles or DPN’s.
5 stitch markers.
21 sts and 28 rows measured over 10cm square over blocked colourwork or correct needle size to obtain gauge.