Grid Hat by Annamária Ötvös

Grid Hat

Knitting
December 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
160 yards (146 m)
56 cm / 22” circumference at widest point, 24-25 cm / 9½-10” height
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Grid Hat is worked in a checkered stitch pattern which uses an interesting technique to create the vertical lines of contrasting colours. Intarsia or stranded colourwork techniques are not required.
The hat is knit in the round from the bottom up, the crown shaping is integrated within the stitch pattern.


Gauge
20 sts and 28 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit in the round with needle A after blocking
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Finished Measurements
56 cm / 22” circumference at widest point, 24-25 cm / 9½-10” height. Comfortably fit average adult head sizes (20-24”)

Yarn
Approximately 110 m/120 y of MC, 18 m/20 y of both CC1 and CC2.

Sample made with MadelineTosh Tosh Dk (100% Merino, 206 m /225 y per skein) in colourway Silver Fox as MC and Graphite as CC2 and MadelineTosh Dk Twist (100% merino, 229 m/250 y per skein) in colourway Cottage Door as CC1.

Needles
· needle A: 80 cm/32” circular needle or 40 cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (dpns) in size 4.0 mm/ US 6 (or size to obtain gauge)
· needle B: 80 cm/32” circular needle or 40 cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (dpns) in size 3.5 mm/ US 4 or two sizes smaller than needle A for the Ribbing
· needle C: 80 cm/32” circular needle or 40 cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (dpns) in size 3.0 mm/ US 2½ or two sizes smaller than needle B for the Tubular Cast On (optional)

40 cm/16” circular needles and dpns are optional if you prefer the Magic Loop Method for working small circumferences in the round.

Notions
· 1 stitch marker
· waste yarn for the tubular cast on (optional)

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Knitting in the round, knitting with dpns or magic loop.