Divide Hat by Emily Greene

Divide Hat

November 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24.5 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
140 - 195 yards (128 - 178 m)
One Size
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Divide is a richly textured unisex beanie worked in the round, featuring an architecturally inspired allover pattern of shifting parallel columns of ribbing and diagonal cables. Details like the tubular cast-on, seamless transitions from ribbing to cables, and hidden crown decreases yield a polished finished accessory with a stylish, ready-to-wear look.
Version A is a modern beanie with a single brim, while Version B has a longer brim to be folded over and worn in the classic watch-cap style. Worked in a pillowy, woolen-spun chunky yarn like Brooklyn Tweed’s Quarry, Divide works up quickly and is as satisfying to wear as it is to knit.

Version A: 140 yards (128 meters) chunky-weight wool yarn
Version B: 195 yards (178 meters) chunky-weight wool yarn
Recommended yarn is Brooklyn Tweed Quarry; samples shown in colors ‘Lazulite’ (Version A) and ‘Alabaster’ (Version B). Similar single-ply, woolen-spun, non-superwash wool yarns may be substituted.
2 yards (1.8 meters) smooth waste yarn, worsted weight or lighter, if using optional tubular cast-on

Needle Size A (both versions):
One pair 16” circular needles and one set double-pointed-needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge (36”+ circular needle can be substituted for 16” circular & DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round)
Recommended size: US 7 / 4.5 mm

Needle Size B (both versions):
One pair 16” circular needles one size smaller than gauge needle for tubular cast-on
Recommended size: US 6 / 4.0 mm

Needle Size C (Version B only):
One pair 16” circular needles two sizes smaller than gauge needle for brim fold rounds
Recommended size: US 5 / 3.75 mm

16 stitches x 24 ½ rows = 4” square in stockinette stitch, knit flat on Size A needles (after blocking)
32-stitch chart repeat measures 6 1/2” wide, knit in the round on Size A needles (after blocking)
Please note, stockinette gauge is provided to aid in swatching for needle size selection only, as the pattern does not use stockinette stitch.

This pattern is written in one size; both versions measure 19 1/2” circumference, blocked and unstretched, to comfortably fit average adult head sizes 20-23”. Version A measures 8 ¼” in length, and Version B measures 8” in length with 2 3/8” brim folded up.

Intermediate: Skills required for this pattern include casting on, knitting in the round, knitting cables, and decreasing. Instructions are provided for optional special techniques including tubular cast-on and cabling without the use of a cable needle.

Cable pattern instructions are provided both in charted and written format using common knitting abbreviations.