Hive Mind Hat by Erika Wine

Hive Mind Hat

Knitting
October 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15.5 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
330 - 1495 yards (302 - 1367 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available for free.

This cozy cap was inspired by the ‘Bee Stitch’, in which a super squishy texture is achieved by knitting into the row below. It also features an off-center chunky cable to catch your eye.

Be sure to check out the Hive Mind Cowl, too!

Size:
20 inches (51 cm) circumference, at brim

Yarn:
Approximately 165 yds (151 m) of chunky-weight yarn
• Pictured in madelinetosh Tosh Chunky (100% Merino; 165 yds (151 m)/118 g (4.0 oz); Shown in Colorway ‘Brickdust’

Needles:
US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16” circular needle & DPNs -or size needed to obtain gauge
• If you prefer the Magic Loop method to using DPNs, a 36” (92 cm) cable length (or longer) is recommended

Notions:
Cable needle
Stitch markers (at least 2)
Tapestry needle

Gauge:
15.5 stitches and 22 rounds per 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, worked in the round, after blocking
12.5 stitches and 16 rounds per 4 inches (10 cm) in pattern stitch, worked in the round, after blocking

Errata/Special Stitches
It seems the additional instruction for the K1b stitch was left off the pattern. Here’s how:

Knit into the Row Below (K1B): insert RH needle into the center of the st directly below the next st on your LH needle (you’ll be knitting into both the stitch below the next st on your LH needle AND the next stitch on your LH needle). Knit this st (with the st above it), dropping both loops from the LH needle.