High-end Hat by Kathleen Sperling

High-end Hat

December 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
52 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Double knitted stocking stitch (26 sts/4" per side)
US 2 - 2.75 mm
460 yards (421 m)
Large adult: head circumference 23-25"; finished height 9"; finished circumference 22"
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Link to matching scarf

My brother has extremely expensive tastes. This makes him a very difficult person to find a good Christmas gift for. So whenever he shows interest in an item that I could knit for him, I jump on it. One year, he mentioned that he really admired a hat and scarf set that he saw a celebrity wearing, and would like something like that. And it would be extra awesome if it were reversible. Of course I had to rise to the challenge. This year, I designed this hat. Next year, he’s getting the scarf. And bam, just like that, two years of Christmas taken care of. Thank heavens for knitting.

Special Skills Required

  • double knitting (explained in instructions)
  • chart reading
  • working in the round
  • decreasing

Other Materials Needed

  • stitch marker

  • cable needle