Fish Moderne Hat by Jennifer Dassau

Fish Moderne Hat

January 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
125 - 145 yards (114 - 133 m)
one size
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Warm and cozy for winter, the Fish Moderne Hat is knit in heavily textured Mistake Rib with a Twisted Rib brim. I wanted a classic wool ribbed hat that would have an updated look and be interesting to knit; this hat is for the modern fisherman or woman, whether they are out in the wilderness or at the urban coffee bar.

The Fish Moderne Hat is a companion to the Fish Moderne Scarf; purchase either one and automatically save 50% on the other.

Techniques & Skills Used: Cable CO, knit/purl, twisted stitches, knitting in the round.

Size:19.5” circumference and 9” height, after gentle blocking. With its very stretchy stitch pattern, this hat will fit most adults, or see Designer’s Notes for easy instructions to adjust its size.

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool (100% wool; 478 yards/250g), shown in 8010; 1 skein. Sample used about 135 yards of heavy aran weight yarn.

Other Materials: US 9 (5.5mm) and US 10 (6mm) 16” circular needles or 32” circular needles if using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; Stitch marker (1); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 20 st and 18 rows/4” in Mistake Rib stitch pattern on larger needle, after gentle blocking. The ribbing compresses the fabric in width considerably; a comparable gauge in stockinette stitch using larger needle is 15 st and 18 rows/4”.

Thank you to my lovely test knitters, and my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover. For questions or to show off your hat, visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.