Building Blocks: Hats by Courtney Kelley

Building Blocks: Hats

Knitting
September 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
220 yards (201 m)
17 (18, 19, 19.75)” [43 (45.75, 48.25, 50) cm] circumference. 10.5” (26.75 cm) length.
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Designed by Courtney Kelley, this #KWBuildingBlocks pattern is one of the only hat patterns you’ll ever need! Laid out a little differently than our other Kelbourne Woolens designs, this pattern is a little more word-heavy and breaks down some of the intermediate-level techniques in order to make the knitting easy and enjoyable. The hope is that you not only learn something along the way, you end up with a fabulous hat - or hats - as well!

Three versions are designed in order of difficulty:
Hat A is a simple stockinette stitch hat with a rolled brim.
Hat B is a classic stockinette stitch hat with a K2, P2 ribbed brim.
Hat C features K2, P2 Ribbing throughout.

Specifications
YARN

Kelbourne Woolens Germantown (100% North American wool; 220 yds/100gm skein).
Hat A / Roll Brim Hat: natural 105, 1 skein.
Hat B / K2, P2 Rib Brim Hat: pebble 059, 1 skein.
Hat C / K2, P2 Rib Hat: navy 410, 1 skein.
GAUGE
17 sts + 26 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needles, after blocking.
29 sts + 24 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in K2, P2 Ribbing on larger needles, after blocking.
NEEDLES
1 – US 6 (4 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular.
1 – US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular.
1 – set US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
NOTIONS
Locking stitch markers, darning needle.
SIZE
Hats A + B / 17 (18, 19, 19.75)” 43 (45.75, 48.25, 50) cm circumference, 10.5” (26.75 cm) length.
Hat C / To fit 19” (48.25 cm) circumference: 11” (28 cm) circumference, unstretched, 10.5” (26.75 cm) length.
SKILLS
Hat A / Working in the round, decreasing.
Hats B + C / Working in the round, decreasing, ribbing.

Photography by Linette Kielinski