Clarendon Hat by Angela Hahn

Clarendon Hat

December 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
140 - 240 yards (128 - 219 m)
2 sizes: Baby/Toddler and Small-Medium Adult
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A spiraling cable motif adds interest to this ribbed unisex hat.

Skill level Intermediate: Skills include working in the round, cable knitting, reading a large chart, and decreases.

Finished Sizes 12¼ (16½)“/31 (42) cm circumference, unstretched, to fit Baby/Toddler (Small to Medium Adult). Hat height 6¾ (8½)”/17 (21.5) cm. Shown in Size 16½“/42 cm.

Yarn #4 Medium (worsted) weight, 140 (240) yd/130 (220) m. Shown in Woolfolk Får (100% merino; 142 yd/130 m per 1¾ oz/100 g), #13, 1 (2) skeins.
Note: Ball band gauge of Woolfolk Får is 17.5-16 sts and 27-24 rows using Size 6-8/4-5 mm needles (significantly different from St st gauge shown below).

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16” to 20” circular and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.

Gauge 35 sts and 32 rows = 4” in cable and rib patt, unstretched; 20 sts and 30 rows = 4” in St st, blocked (St st gauge given to aid yarn substitution).
Note: St st gauge and needle size indicate that yarn is borderline DK/worsted weight; some heavier #3 Light (DK) weight yarns may work for this pattern. Measure St st gauge on blocked swatch.

This hat is worked in the round. Crown decreases include an unusual technique that is similar to the initial step of a three-needle bind-off (holding two needles parallel and knitting the first stitch on each needle together). Cable and rib stitch pattern is given in chart form only. Charts for Baby/Toddler and Adult sizes are given on two separate pages.

This hat is the first of three patterns named after streets in Boston’s South End; the Appleton Pullover is the second, and the Tremont Hooded Cardigan is the third.