Brightwater Upcycle Hat

Brightwater Upcycle (hat)

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Head, Men, Patterns

Search your stash leftovers for 2 dynamic colors and cable away. Brightwater Upcycle just makes you wanna have fun! Get out in the fresh air and on sparkling clean waters before the last chills of winter fade into summer stitches.

The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written with the Zip As You Knit (TM) Large Needle Variation photo tutorial included.


Small (Medium, Large, X-Large) to fit head sizes 19”/ 48.5cm (20”/ 51cm, 21”/ 53.5cm, 22”/ 56cm) with 2”/ 5cm negative ease.

2 skeins Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton Worsted.
Shown in Lemongrass 607 (MC) & Bluefin 647 (CC). Single skein info: 100% certified organic cotton; 150yds/ 137m per 100g/ 3.53oz
US 10/ 6.0mm small circulars or DPNs
US 9/ 5.5mm small circulars or DPNs
1 spare DPN size US 8/ 5mm for Zip As You Knit (TM) Large Needle Variation technique
8 stitch markers
1 locking stitch marker
Cable needle
Yarn needle

15 sts and 20 rows over 4”/ 10cm. Note: Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.

Special Notes:
• Have fun with color! Select one of Blue Sky Fiber’s Worsted for MC and use a corresponding Multi for CC. Due to the technique used, using Multi for MC will result in the stripes not matching up at the back. Be sure to cross your MC and CC yarns at each color change. Before you begin, break MC into 2 balls.
• This pattern uses Knit Eco Chic’s trademark “Zip As You Knit” Large Needle Variation technique to avoid long yarn carries! The technique begins at the end of Set Up Row 2, prior to that you work flat. In the “Body” section, the “ssk/ p2tog, turn, & place locking stitch marker on yarn tail” create the zipper. See photo tutorial at the end of the pattern.
• Cables – make sure to leave the same slack up the cable when switching colors. You will be floating the yarn in back for the cable sections only. Depending upon tension this may create an I-cord effect. In order to create the mock I-cord, be sure to float without any slack across the back of the cables.