Block Island Gansey Hat by Deborah Newton

Block Island Gansey Hat

May 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
180 yards (165 m)
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You can get this pattern as part of a kit here.

Mariners work all-around-the-clock in all kinds of weather to deliver the goods and products that make modern life possible. The Seamen’s Church Institute is an outstanding organization dedicated to helping them. They teamed up with North Light Fibers and Deborah Newton to offer a hat pattern inspired by seafarers and Rhode Island’s historic Block Island. This seafaring hat doesn’t mean you to need to work on the ocean to appreciate it. It keeps heads warm and dry on both water and land.

To make it even more special, North Light Fibers created Ocean Avenue, a sumptuous new 100% fine Merino yarn in maritime colors, especially for this project.

The kit comes in 4 colors: Deep BLUE Sea; RED Right Return; Rescue ORANGE and Maritime GREEN.

Proceeds go to mariners and the SCI.