Botanic Hat by Stephen West

Botanic Hat

July 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in 3x1 rib
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
22-24" head
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This design was inspired by the simplicity of a wooden pavilion roof at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Knit from brim to crown, this reversible ribbed beanie features pronounced slipped stitch columns that feed into the center top of the hat. The reverse side displays a smooth 3x1 rib, allowing another option for wear. Have fun pairing two yarns together to achieve interesting colorful and textural effects. I hope you enjoy knitting and playing with the different versions of this hat as much as I did!

One size

Finished Measurements
17.5″ / 44.5cm unstretched with 5″ / 12.7cm negative ease

Worsted weight,

Standard Version MC – 80yds / 73.2 m.
Folded Brim Version MC – 120yds / 110m
Both Versions CC – 60yds / 55m

Standard Version
6″ /15cm before crown shaping
MC – Cascade Ecological Wool (8063)
CC - Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed (16)

Folded Brim Version
9″ /23cm before crown shaping
MC – Malabrigo Merino Worsted (Chapel Stone)
CC – Plymouth Boku (06)

Short Version
5.5″ /14cm before crown shaping
MC - Malabrigo Merino Worsted (Marron Oscuro)
CC - Malabrigo Merino Worsted (Pale Khaki)

US 7 / 4.5mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or 1 size larger than needle used to obtain gauge.

US 6 / 4mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed
to obtain gauge.

Magic loop method is used for knitting in the round.
Watch this Westknits video to assist with the Magic Loop technique.

You can use DPNs if you prefer. Watch this Westknits video to assist with knitting with DPNs.

4 stitch markers, tapestry needle

22 sts = 4″ /10cm in 3x1 rib blocked and unstretched, using smaller needle (US 6 / 4mm recommended).

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