Bentley Hat by Beatrice Perron Dahlen

Bentley Hat

Knitting
September 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
135 - 180 yards (123 - 165 m)
16.75 (18.5, 21.5) inches/ 42.5 (47, 54.5) cm

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Bentley is named for Wilson Bentley, also known as Snowflake Bentley. He was a pioneer in photography and his works show hundreds of beautiful and perfectly-formed snowflakes. This hat is reminiscent of the slowly drifting snowflakes I imagine he photographed, and which continue to captivate me.
The hat is worked from the bottom up, with a deep ribbing that can be folded up for extra warmth or folded down for a slouchy fit. The stitch pattern is simple and the crown shaping elegant. This hat would be lovely with a big pom pom affixed to the top!

Sizes
Finished circumference: 16.75 (18.5, 21.5) inches/ 42.5 (47, 54.5) cm
Crown Height: 10.25 inches / 26 cm

Yarn
Quince & Co. Owl (50% American Wool, 50% Alpaca; 120 yd (110m); 50g)
1 (2, 2) skeins
OR
135 (150, 180) yd / 125 (137, 165) m worsted weight yarn

Needles
US size 7 (4.5 mm) 16 inch / 40 cm circular
US size 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs for crown shaping

Notions
stitch marker
tapestry needle

Gauge
20 sts and 24 rnds to 4 inches / 10 cm in Wildflower Knot Stitch after blocking