Eldora by Jennifer Dassau


Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
100 - 110 yards (91 - 101 m)
Child (Adult)
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A quick and easy garter stitch hat, Eldora is perfect for showing off variegated yarn. This reversible hipster beanie is cast on provisionally and knit sideways with easy short row shaping to form the crown, then the first and last rows are grafted together for a seamless finish.

Techniques & Skills Used: Provisional CO, knit, short rows, grafting; this pattern includes a link is to my short rows tutorial, and grafting instructions.

Size: Child (Adult); 19” circumference and 7.75 (8.5)” height; the stretchy garter stitch and single ply wool will accommodate many head sizes.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% merino wool; 210 yards/100g), shown in Deja Vu and Snow Violet; 1 skein, or approximately 100 (110) yards of worsted weight yarn.

Other Materials: US 9 (5.5mm) 16” circular needle or straight needle, or size to match gauge; Spare US 9 needle for grafting stitches; Scrap yarn for provisional CO; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 16 st and 32 rows/4” in garter stitch, after gentle blocking. Row gauge determines hat circumference in this sideways knit.

Thank you to my lovely test knitters.
For questions or to show off your hat, please visit my Ravelry group, The Knitting Vortex.