Hat 101 by Kate Davies Designs

Hat 101

December 2016
Sport (12 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

Buachaille (100% Scottish wool; 110m 120yds per 50g skein)
Yarn A: Macallum; 1 x 50g skein
Yarn B: Ptarmigan; 1 x 50g skein
Sample used 42g yarn A and 22g yarn B.
Buachaille is a sportweight / light DK, smooth, worsted-spun, “woolly” yarn. You may wish to bear these characteristics in mind when substituting yarns.

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)