Bandwidth by Stephen West


February 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 ribbing (unstretched)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
One Size, different sizes can easily be achieved by choosing a different yarn weight (DK or Aran) and/or needle size.
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Bandwidth is one of the patterns featured in Westknits Book Two, available here.

Errata: In the second column of brim instructions, ‘repeat last 4 rows 9 more times ‘ should read ‘repeat last 4 rows 7 more times, ending with Row 4 (RS). 13 sts.

One by one ribbing is worked with increases and decreases to create the brim’s unique shape. The brim begins with fewer stitches in back and then reaches its widest point at the front, resulting in a flattering shape. A contrasting color features the simple textured pattern accented by an asymmetrical cable.

Finished Measurements: 19″ / 48cm brim circumference. Measurements taken after blocking. Hat is designed to fit an average 21-24″ / 53-61cm head circumference. Different sizes can easily be achieved by altering needle size and/or yarn weight.

Yardage: Color A: 50 yds / 46m, Color B: 85 yds / 78m