1,2,3 Broken Rib Hats by Marilynn Blacketer
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1,2,3 Broken Rib Hats

August 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
in circular stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
150 - 175 yards (137 - 160 m)
adult, child, infant
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

11/26/16 Happy Holidays! Enjoy knitting hats for your family with these three free patterns!
1,2,3 Broken Rib Hats
Taking inspiration from family members working in the construction trade, and the Plymouth Yarn Encore neon colors, I decided to create this safety first series. The hats are designed as variations to the ribbed watch cap. I took a good look at 400 knitting stitches by Potter Craft, decided to use the standard broken rib(p16), but made modifications to the interrupted rib2(p27), and 5/5 checks(p21). The breaks, interruptions, or checks give the knitter something interesting to do, and if finished neatly, the recipient can wear each of them inside-out for a very reversible look. Each hat takes just a few hours to knit, and makes a perfect gift or accessory for either gender. Use the neon colors for safety at the work site, or while waiting for the school bus. The 1, 2, 3 Broken Rib Hats also work well in a cotton or wool blend for a more traditional look.

Photos: 1,2,3 Broken Rib Hats are knit in Plymouth Yarn Encore worsted; 75%Acrylic/ 25%Wool; colors #479, #476, #478

Finished sizes:
Adult hats: 12”-18” flat; stretches to 22” circumference; height 9”
Child hats: 10”-16” flat; stretches to 20” circumference; height 8”
Infant hats: 8” -14” flat; stretches to 18” circumference; height 7”

Gauge: US#8 4.5 stitches = 1”; Adjust needle size to match gauge

Materials: Cotton or wool blend in worsted weight

Adult hat: 175 yards / 3 oz; Child hat: 125 yards / 2 oz; Infant hat: 90 yards / 1.5 oz. You can knit a child and infant size hat from one skein of yarn, making the 1,2,3 Broken Rib Hats great for gifts or charity.

The pattern pdf will print as 6 pages. You may want to print front & back.