Barn Elms by Katya Frankel

Barn Elms

Knitting
November 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stitch Pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
130 - 190 yards (119 - 174 m)
To fit 17 ½ (20, 22, 24) in / 44.5 (51, 56, 61) cm head circumference.
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The Barn Elms hat was inspired by a row of trees dappled by autumnal sunshine – something that is recreated beautifully by the use of a kettle-dyed yarn – whilst the crown shaping is reminiscent of tree rings. It is a unisex hat that makes a great travel project and is also suitable for advanced beginners.

  • Difficulty Intermediate – knit, purl, knitting in the round and simple finishing.

  • Yarn Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% Merino; 210 yds / 192 m / 100g): #135 Emerald, 1 skein. Substitute with approximately 210 yds / 192 m of worsted weight yarn. Yarn amount may vary if using different yarn.

  • Finished Measurements Brim circumference 15 ½ (17 ¾, 20, 22 ¼) in / 39 (44.5, 50, 55.5) cm. Finished length 9 (9 ¾, 10 ¼, 11) in / 22.5 (25, 26, 28)cm.

  • To Fit Size To fit 17 ½ (20, 22, 24) in / 44.5 (51, 56, 61) cm head circumference.

  • Gauge 18 sts and 26 rnds = 4 in / 10 cm in stitch pattern using 5 mm (US8) needles.

  • Needles and Notions Size 5 mm (US 8) circular needle, 16 in / 40 cm long and set of double pointed needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Markers, tapestry needle.