Gearhart Hat by Lori Wagner

Gearhart Hat

Knitting
July 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
140 - 230 yards (128 - 210 m)
17 (19.5, 22) in/ 43 (50, 56) cm
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The design for this hat started with a swatch that sat blocked on my counter top for many weeks. Every day I would pass it and think of different ways that I could change the stitch pattern to use for a hat. After knitting this hat design, I soon discovered that the inside looks just as great as the outside making it a reversible hat! The Gearhart hat, named after another one of my favorite spots on the Oregon coastline, is a bottom-up moss stitch diamond textured hat with a bit of slouch that is knit in the round. The hat can be finished off with no pompom, a cute little faux fur pompom or one made of yarn!

Finished Measurements
Sizes: Adult Small (Medium, Large). Unstretched brim circumference: 17 (19.5, 22) in/ 43 (50, 56) cm/ Height: 8 (9, 10) in/ 20 (23, 25) cm

Materials
Approx. 140 (185, 230) yds/ 128 (169, 210) meters of worsted weight yarn
I used Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight (3.53 oz/100 g, 230 yds/210 m, 100% American wool); 1 skein, color: Ellie Gray
US size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 6 (4.0 mm) 16” circular needle, or one size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge
One set of US size 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles
Tape measure or ruler
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker to denote the beginning of the round
Stitch markers in a different color to mark pattern repeats (optional)

Gauge
19 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in st st, blocked on largest needle size.