Garter Geometry Hat
Who knew that geometry could be so fashionable? But be prepared for scrutiny from curious knitters trying to figure out how this was constructed! You work with only one color at a time, and no sewing, stranding or intarsia is required. This is a really fun project for the more experienced knitter who wants to try something new.
It’s unusual construction gives this pattern a skill level rating of “experienced”, but all steps are explained in detail and an adventurous intermediate knitter could certainly enjoy knitting it. The pattern is four pages long and has been test knit and professionally tech edited to be clear and free of errors.
Sizes: S (M, L) to fit child/adult small (adult medium, adult large) with head circumferences of approx. 21 (23, 25) in/ 53 (58, 64) cm. Shown in size S.
Finished Measurements: Finished head circumference at brim = 19 (21, 23) in/ 48.5 (53, 58) cm
Gauge: 21 sts and 42 rnds / 4 in/ 10cm on gauge size needles in garter st worked in the rnd.
What You Need:
✦ A total of 3.3 (4, 4.8) oz/ 94 (113, 136) grams worsted weight yarn in three colors. Shown in Berroco Ultra Alpaca; (50% Super Fine Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Wool, 215 yds/3.5 oz) .
Color A: 1 (1.3, 1.5) oz/ 28 (37, 43) g, approx. 62 (80, 92) yds/ 56 (72, 83) m. (Shown in color #6275: “Pea Soup Mix”.)
Color B: 0.4 (0.5, 0.6) oz/ 11 (14, 17) g, approx. 25 (31, 37) yds/ 23 (28, 33) m. (Shown in color #6249: “Fennel”.)
Color C: 2.4 (2.9, 3.4) oz/ 68 (82, 96) g, approx. 148 (178, 209) yds/ 133 (160, 188) m. (Shown in color #62186: “Caribbean Mix”.)
✦ Needles in three sizes:
- Gauge size needles: 1-16 in/ 40cm circular needle and a set of dpns in size required to obtain gauge. I used a US #4/ 3.5mm. You may need a size or two above or below that.
- Smaller than gauge needle: 1-16in/ 40cm circular needle two US sizes smaller than gauge size needle. I used a US #2/ 2.75mm.
- Large than gauge needle: 1-16in/ 40cm circular needle one size larger than gauge needle. I used a US #5/ 3.75mm.
✦ 11 stitch markers: clip-on type or locking stitch markers are important in this pattern. You can substitute safety pins if desired.