Guillemet Hat by Emily Platzer

Guillemet Hat

January 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
140 - 200 yards (128 - 183 m)
Any Size
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This slouchy hat is named for the French quotation mark << », the guillemet. Simple knits and purls create a chevron pattern reminiscent of this handsome punctuation. The hat is finished with an interesting decrease that makes a circle detail. The Guillemet Hat’s construction starts with knitting the band lengthwise until it fits comfortably around the head. The band is neatly joined and the edge picked up for continuing with the crown of the hat. This method of construction means the hat can be made to fit any size head, with any yarn, with no need for pesky gauge swatches! US raised and produced Fancy Tiger Heirloom Romney gives a rustic look to this textured hat.

Yarn Requirements:
1 skein Fancy Tiger Crafts’ Heirloom Romney Yarn 200yds/4oz, sample shown in color Calendula.

Needles & Such:
size US 8 (5mm) double pointed needles (DPNs)
size US 8 (5mm) 16” circulars
tapestry needle
stitch marker
small stitch holder (optional)
row counter (optional)

Gauge: 17 sts & 28 rows = 4” in pattern stitch