Sylvana is a layered hat using two different weights of yarn – approximately 150 metres of a DK weight yarn and approximately 175 metres of a contrasting 2ply/laceweight yarn. The laceweight is held double for the band.
Construction is bottom-up from a tubular cast-on (optional). After knitting the band the underhat is first knitted in the DK yarn and then the overhat is knitted in the laceweight on picked up stitches from the band. The underhat and overlace are married together through the blocking process.
Suggested needle sizes are 3mm/US 2½ for the band, 3.5mm/US 4 for the main body, and 3.75mm/US 5 for the lace. Tension/gauge after blocking is 24 stitches and 36 rounds per 10cm/ 4″ in stocking stitch/stockinette knitted in the round using the DK weight yarn, and 24 sts and 28 rounds per 10cm/4″ in blocked lace pattern, knitted on the 3.75mm/US 5 needle(s) with MC held single.
The pattern provides full round-by-round written instructions to make the hat. A chart for the lace is also included.