Bowman by Clare Mountain

Bowman

Knitting
November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
240 yards (219 m)
18 - 21 (22 - 25)” / 45.5 - 53.5 (56 - 63.5) cm head circumferences
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ABOUT THE PATTERN

Bowman is a textural beanie with a minimalist aesthetic. It has a folded rib brim and a geometric slipped stitch design. The hat is knitted in the round and starts with a provisional cast on which is joined at the top of the rib.

It is knitted in Rauwerk’s Merino DK yarn, which is unlike any merino I have ever worked with. Soft and bouncy, yet rustic and natural, it holds the stitch beautifully. If you would like to an alternative yarn, use any DK with good stitch definition.

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner/Intermediate

TO FIT

18 - 21 (22 - 25)” / 45.5 - 53.5 (56 - 63.5) cm head circumferences

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (AFTER BLOCKING)

16.5 (20.5)” / 42 (52) cm circumference across body of hat

YARN

1 skein of Rauwerk’s Merino DK 100% Merino, 219m/240yds per 100g hank

GAUGE (AFTER BLOCKING)

22 sts and 31 rounds per 10cm/4”, worked in stockinette using 4mm (US6) needles
21.5 sts and 34 rounds per 10cm/4”, worked in bowman stitch pattern using 4mm (US6) needles
Please swatch carefully, as incorrect gauge will cause the hat to come out the wrong size.

RECOMMENDED NEEDLE SIZE

  • 3.5mm (US4) 32” circular needles (for knitting in magic loop)
  • 4mm (US6) 32” circular needles (for knitting in magic loop)
  • Spare 3.5mm (US4) circular needles (for joining the rib)

NOTIONS

  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Waste yarn

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
(I share tutorials for each in the knitting pattern)

  • Magic loop
  • Provisional cast-on