Muratura is the last Hat of 2016 to be published, and I reckon it's a good finish to the year!
Muratura is knit sideways in aran weight yarn. The pattern is garter stitch based, and so the brim is ribbed (as that's what garter stitch becomes when it's turned sideways), and it uses a garter stitch graft to finish.
The stitch pattern is a variation of brioche, which provides warmth and texture without making the Hat too thick or heavy. And given that it's knit in aran weight, you can make one in afternoon - ideal for gifts! (worth mentioning, as gifting season is here ;)
If you're not able to get hold of any of the featured yarn, you can use any aran weight yarn that gives the same gauge - given it's texture I think Muratura will look just as lovely in a plain dyed yarn or lightly variegated colourway.
If you are thinking of subbing yarn, you might be interested to know that a KAL for this Hat starts this Friday (9th December) and runs through to 31st December! There'll be lots of advice on hand, tips and tricks, and adjusting the pattern for size or gauge is one of the things we'll be discussing. There will be a few special prizes, too.
The folks at Knitters Pride have very generously offered some prizes for the Muratura KAL! First prize is a Karbonz Deluxe Interchangeable Set and the second prize is an Assorted Needles Case in Aspire. Pretty tasty prizes, I'd say!
All you have to do to qualify is knit-a-long with us in my Ravelry group, post your project to Ravelry and tag it with 'knitterspride'. They're happy to ship internationally, and everyone is welcome to join in.
The code 'knitterspride' will also not only get you 20% off the pattern (applicable on my website in ££ and Ravelry in $$) but it will also give you 20% off any other single patterns you might want to buy at the same time! In theory, the promotion should also give you 20% off any single patterns you buy during the promotion period, even if you buy them after purchasing Muratura. Promotion is valid until midnight 21st December GMT.