Birch Hat by Jaclyn Salem

Birch Hat

October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches = 4 inches
in pattern stitch in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
100 - 231 yards (91 - 211 m)
Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult S, M, L
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Birch is a fitted hat pattern featuring all-over herringbone stitch. A classic design, this versatile wardrobe staple is perfect for both casual and fancier occasions. It gets its name from Birch Coffee on E 27th Street in New York City—a cozy and intimate coffee shop where a treasured friendship bloomed and blossomed.

Birch is available in six sizes.

• 1 skein of DK-weight yarn (solids and tonals will work best)

Suggested Needles
• Brim: U.S. 4 (3.5mm)
• Body: U.S. 10 (6.0mm)
or sizes needed to obtain gauge

Please note, herringbone stitch is stretchy once knit, but is quite tight as you’re knitting it. It requires a larger needle size than what is typically called for with a DK-weight yarn.

Gauge is critical to success for this pattern.
28 sts/inch on US 10 = 4 inches in pattern stitch in the round
29 sts/inch on US 4 = 4 inches in 2x2 rib

This pattern comes in six sizes: Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult S, M, L

• 1 removable stitch marker
• Tapestry needle
• Pom pom maker (optional)

Techniques Used
• knitting and purling
• decreasing (k2tog, and k2tog tbl)