Cranbrook by Megan Nodecker

Cranbrook

Knitting
January 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
120 - 160 yards (110 - 146 m)
Small (18.5" / 47 cm), Medium (20" / 50 cm), Large (21.5" / 55 cm)
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Cranbrook came to be when I was in the middle of 3 other very large, very complicated knitting projects. It had just snowed and I wanted something fun and simple that could be whipped up in an evening or two. A skein of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Hayloft had been eyeing me for some time, so I took a little break and made this quick and satisfying toque.

Cranbrook is knit in the round from the brim up. It uses only knit and purl stitches to create the texture in this easy-to-memorize pattern, which showcases the nubbly, rustic yarn. A faux fur pom pom (or a yarnie one!) is optional, but highly recommended to top off this topper.

needles and notions
US6 / 4mm and US 8 / 5mm 16” / 40 cm circular and/or double pointed needles
Darning needle
Stitch Marker

yarn and yardage
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter 50 g (1.75 oz) / 140 yds (128 m); 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool in Hayloft - 40 (50, 60) g / 1 (1, 2) skein(s)

gauge
18 sts and 32 rws is 4” / 10 cm in body pattern on larger needles

sizes
Small: 18.5” / 47 cm
Medium: 20” / 50 cm
Large: 21.5” / 55 cm

Sample hat is knit in size Medium