Archer by Julie Hoover

Archer

Knitting
September 2013
yarn held together
Worsted
+ Worsted
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and yarn held quadruple, after blocking
US 13 - 9.0 mm
350 yards (320 m)
19½" Brim circumference; 20" Hat circumference; 8¾" length To comfortably fit average adult head sizes of 20-22”
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“Conceptually, I wanted this hat to be as big and chunky as possible – making a statement without becoming a helmet. I kept adding more and more strands of yarn (ultimately using four) to achieve just the right fabric I was after. A turned-hem brim and simple cable repeat completes the look. You can wear this hat pushed back to create some fashionable slouch or pulled down snugly over the forehead for more warmth.” – Julie Hoover


CONSTRUCTION

  • Hat is worked circularly from the brim to the crown.
  • Hat brim is worked with a double strand of yarn, folded in half and hemmed to the inside with yarn held triple. Remainder of hat is worked with yarn held quadruple.

MATERIALS
Approximately 350 yards of worsted weight wool yarn (held double for ribbing; held quadruple for main fabric)

3 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)

Photographed in colors Almanac and Hayloft

GAUGE
10 stitches & 15 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and yarn held quadruple, after blocking
14 stitches & 21 rounds = 4” in 2x2 Ribbing with Size B needle and yarn held double, fabric slightly stretched, after blocking
6-stitch Cable Panel from Chart measures 2” at widest point

NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One 16” circular needle and one set of DPNs in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: 9 mm (US 13)
If using the Magic Loop Method for working Hat in the round, one Size A 32” circular needle can be used; and the 16” circular needle and the DPNs omitted

Size B (for Ribbing):
One 16” circular needle four sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)

Size C (for Ribbing):
One 16” circular needle one size larger than Size B
Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Size D (for Turning Round Only):
One 16” circular needle one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)

Size E (For Joining Hem only):
One 16” circular needle two sizes larger than Size B
Suggested Size: 8 mm (US 11)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
19½“ Brim circumference; 20” Hat circumference; 8¾” length
To comfortably fit average adult head sizes of 20-22”

SKILL LEVEL
2 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this accessory are charted only.