Goats of Inversnaid (hat) by Kate Davies
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Goats of Inversnaid (hat)

Knitting
November 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in colourwork / stockinette in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
120 - 240 yards (110 - 219 m)
one size to fit adult head 20-22 ins
This pattern is available from ravelry.com for £3.50.

The goats of Inversnaid

One download includes both patterns for hat & gauntlets.
Also available as a kit from Kate’s shop.

In the areas of rough, brushy woodland that connect Loch Lomond, Loch Katrine, and Loch Ard live several small herds of feral goats. Much beloved by walkers of the West Highland Way, goat and human paths frequently cross near Inversnaid, which is where I’ve most often come across them. With their shaggy black coats and long curving horns, the Inversnaid goats are spectacularly beautiful and characterful beasts. So, if you are out walking by Loch Lomond and smell a distinctive cheesy aroma, look up into the rocks and trees, and keep your eye out for friendly goats.

This graphic hat is worked from the bottom up. Jolly goats chase each other around the hat, and amorous goats encircle the crown.

Yarn
Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m / 120yds per 50g skein)
Yarn A: Between Weathers 1 x 50g skein
Yarn B: Ptarmigan 1 x 50g skein
Yarn C: Highland Coo 1 x 50g skein

Sizes
To fit head circumference: 20-22in
Length from brim to crown: 20.5cm / 8¼in

Needles & notions
40cm / 16in long gauge-size and below-gauge-size (below-gauge-size are 1 size smaller than the needles you require to get the correct gauge) circular needles (for hat body)
Gauge-size and below-gauge-size needles of your preferred type for working small circumferences (for top of crown).Stitch marker; tapestry needle.