Colorblock Hat & Mittens

by Shellie Anderson

Simple colorblocking and folded hems make this modern hat and mitten duo, a quintessential accessory. The soft fabric of Baby Alpaca and Cima exudes warmth without sparing style.

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Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca (discontinued)
100% Baby Alpaca
255 yds / 100 g
1 skein each Color A & Color B

Shibui Knits Cima
70% Superbaby Alpaca, 30% Fine Merino
328 yds / 50 g
1 skein each Color A & Color B

Shown in Fog (Color A) & Ash (Color B)

Worked as a set, materials listed make the hat and mittens in either size.


22 sts & 28 rows = 4" in St st after blocking, with 1 strand of Baby Alpaca and 1 strand of Cima held together, on size 5 needles or size needed to obtain gauge


Size 4 (3.5 mm) needles
Size 5 (3.75 mm) needles
Size 5 dpns, or 32" or longer circular needle for Magic Loop


Hat - One Size
Mittens - Adult S/M (L)


9" height
21" circumference

13.5 (14.5)" length from top to end of cuff
7 (8)" circumference at palm


Both hat and mittens have a folded hem. Hat is knit flat and seamed together. Mittens are knit flat to the thumb, seamed, then the thumb and palm are knit in the round.
A simple intarsia color change occurs in both the hat and mittens. To prevent a gap when changing colors, wrap the new color being used under the strand of the unused color.
Hat and mittens can be knit reversing the main color and contrast color, or with the same main color.


Choose Your Colors

Baby Alpaca



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