Hay Bale Hat & Headband by Laura Nelkin

Hay Bale Hat & Headband

December 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in st st, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
60 - 150 yards (55 - 137 m)
Hat-18 (20)” unstretched, to fit head up to 20 (22)” around. Headband-16 (18)” unstretched, to fit head up to 20 (23)” around.
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD
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Introducing the Hay Bale Hat and Headband, a great gifting set!

Headbands are perfect for those of us who wear pony tails…. but want to have our ears be warm! Hats are a perennial favorite (especially with pom-poms!)!

Both patterns start with the Hay Bale Stitch a textural band created by elongating stitches on one row and then wrapping them with your working yarn to create a mini Hay Bale on the next. Then ribbing organically grows out of it into the hat or headband.

The Hay Bale Hat and Headband are perfect compliments to my Hay Bale Mitts (pattern available on Ravelry in January, 2014!)