Fredrica hat by Niina Risulainen

Fredrica hat

October 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch using bigger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
252 - 328 yards (230 - 300 m)
Adult M/L, one size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

An old school friend asked me to knit a thick, heavy cable hat next winter’s cold weather. Because I have a strong tendency to think all my knits thorough, I decided to write a pattern too. The hat includes a high ribbing for the better adaptability. You can knit a longer or shorter version of the hat and adjust the right size for you.

Red hat (first pictures on pattern page): Adriafill, Stella Alpina Edelweis classic; 50g=100m, colour 48, 3 skeins with pompom or 116 g for the hat only

Yellow hat (see picture from pattern): Schachenmayr Original, Merino Extrafine 85; 50 g= 85 m, colour 00226, 3 skeins with pompom or 130 g for the hat only
You can replace the yarn with some other yarn which has same thickness and is soft enough for the user of the hat.

4 mm (US 6) and 5 mm (US 8), 40 or 50 cm circular needles. You might also need 5 mm (US 8) double point needles for the decreases. Choose needles to obtain the specified gauge.

18 sts and 30 rows= 10 cm (4 in) stockinette stitch with smaller needles
17 sts and 23 rows= 10 cm (4 in) stockinette stitch with larger needles

Adult. You can adjust the size by choosing larger or smaller needles.

If you want, you can make a pompom for leftover hat yarn or other spare yarn.

Thank´s for my awesome test knitters: nemesia, piudevili, kalapuikko, Altocumulus, knittineer and Hurja-Hanna