Field Hat by Amy Christoffers

Field Hat

November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
One size fits most
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD buy it now

Last summer I walked in the never ending twilight of the Shetland simmer dim across sheep pastures dotted with arctic wild flowers that ended abruptly in windy cliffs over the North Sea. I had brought with me a sketchbook and water color paints, pencils and a camera but I found them completely inadequate to capture what I wanted to remember about the scene. Instead I collected a ‘paint box’ of shetland yarns in shades of the Shetland summer to knit the landscape. This hat is the first in a small series of Shetland ‘stories’ from my adventures. It is a one-size-fits-most beanie with narrow bands of simple easy to knit peerie motifs in subtle heathery shades to represent the the rolling hills and rugged little wildflowers.

The purchase of this pattern includes 2 PDFs- the Field Hat pattern with a color chart to knit the hat as shown and a second Color-Your-Own Field Hat PDF with instructions and black and white chart to color your own landscape with as many (or as few) colors as you like.

Finished Measurements
19” around
9” from cast on to crown center

One size fits most

Approximately 300 yards fingering weight yarn: C1-75 yards, C2-50 yards, C3- 50 yards, C4-25, C5-50 yards

Shown here:

Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, 100% wool, 115 yards (105 m)/25g 1 ball each:

C1-‘Pine’ #234
C2- ‘Lichen’ #1130
C3- ‘Ivy’ #185
C4- ‘Purple Heather’ #239
C5- ‘Tundra’ #190

16” US 2/2.75mm circular needle for ribbing
16” US 3/3.25mm: circular needles for hat.
A set of 4 or 5 US 3/3.25mm double pointed needles for crown.

Notions required
1 Stitch marker, tapestry needle.

30 stitches x 32 rows= 4” in Stockinette Stitch on larger needle