Hat 101 by Kate Davies Designs

Hat 101

December 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
240 yards (219 m)
to fit adult head 20-22 ins
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This hat is the 101st pattern for hand-knitting that I have designed and published. It is a sampler of many things I enjoy about making stranded hats: simple two-colour knitting, small interconnected motifs, centred double decreases, a pleasing crown pattern and an accommodating shape that can be blocked into a tam. I hope you enjoy it.

To fit head circumference: 51-56cm 20-22in
When blocked and stretched into tam shape over plate, hat crown diameter measures 25.5cm 10in and pre-crown hat depth measures 8.5cm 3¼in

Kate Davies Designs Buachaille (shade A) (100% wool: Shetland / Cheviot blend) and Kate Davies Designs Schiehallion (shade B) (100% wool: Corriedale / Cheviot blend) both 110m / 120yds per 50g skein)
A Squall: 1 x 50g skeins
B Crowdie: 1 x 50g skeins

26 sts and 28 rounds to 10cm 4in over colourwork stockinette in the round after blocking flat.
Whichever needle size gives you the correct gauge is your gauge-size needle. I recommend swatching with with a 3.25mm needle to assess your gauge.

Needles and Notions
40cm 16in gauge-size needle (for hat body)
40cm 16in below-gauge-size needle (for brim)
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences (for crown)
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)