Furrow Hat by Jared Flood
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Furrow Hat

Knitting
August 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s) and *Shelter,* after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
115 - 180 yards (105 - 165 m)
Shelter Version Finished Dimensions: 20¾" [52.5 cm] circumference; Beanie length 7½" [19 cm]; Slouchy length 9" [23 cm] / Quarry Version Finished Dimensions: 19¾" [50 cm] circumference; Beanie length 8¼" [21 cm]; Slouchy length 9¼" [23.5 cm]
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Furrow is available as part of Jared Flood’s first print book, WOOLENS, available at brooklyntweed.com.

A handsome pattern you can adapt for anyone, the Furrow Hat gives you options for four different design details to mix and match as you please. Knit it in Shelter or Quarry; choose a beanie fit or add height for a slouchy silhouette; split the garter brim or work it in the round; add a jolly top loop — or don’t. The rhythmic cable and moss-stitch motif is easy to memorize as you work up to the crown decreases. Worsted and chunky-weight versions are charted separately.

Materials

Version I:
150 (180) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Version II:
115 (155) yards of chunky weight wool yarn

Yarn

Version I:
2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in colors Woodsmoke (Beanie) and Long Johns (Slouchy)

Version II:
1 skein of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100g)
Photographed in colors Flint (Beanie) and Hematite (Slouchy)

Gauge

Version I:
20 stitches & 32 rounds = 4” in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s) and Shelter, after blocking.
One 10-stitch cable motif from chart measures 1¼” wide with Size A needle(s) and Shelter, after blocking.

Version II:
15 stitches & 24 rounds = 4” in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s) and Quarry, after blocking.
One 10-stitch cable motif from chart measures 2” wide with Size A needle(s) and Quarry, after blocking.

Needles

Version I:
Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 16” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Brim)
One 16” circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Version II:
Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 16” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)

Size B (for Brim)
One 16” circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

32” circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

Finished Dimensions

Version I:
20¾” 52.5 cm circumference (to comfortably fit average adult head sizes 20-24” / 51-61cm)
Beanie length 7½” 19 cm; Slouchy length 9” 23 cm

Version II:
19¾” 50 cm circumference (to comfortably fit average adult head sizes 20-24” / 51-61cm)
Beanie length 8¼” 21 cm; Slouchy length 9¼” 23.5 cm

Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Cabled Cast On

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this hat are charted only.