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Irish Hiking Hat - Bulky Version

Knitting
February 2007
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
153 yards (140 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Designed to match the Irish Hiking Scarf.

Also see the gray one with seed stitch and no lining
and the worsted weight hat with lined cabled band

Direct link to pdf of pattern

NOTE: Some of the lovely folks who have knitted this have noted that it ended up a bit shallow. To determine whether or not you want to do some rounds of plain stockinette or work one decrease round/one plain round until you start the second set of decreases do the following:

- Put the band around your head where you want it and measure your head from the top of the band to where you want the hat to flatten out.
- Check your rows/inch (or rows/cm) gauge.
- Calculate how many rows it will take you to get to that point.
- If if is MORE than 2/3 of the number of stitches between your markers then you may want to think about adding some height to the hat.
- (Example: I have 25 stitches between markers. The distance from the top of the band to where I want the top of the hat is 3.5 inches. I have a gauge of 5 rows per inch that means it will take around 18 rows to get to where I want to start the second set of decreases. 15 is really close to 2/3 (60% to be precise). If I want to leave some room for hair or just like a slightly taller hat I’ll do 2-3 of rounds of stockinette before starting the decreases.)

The above was added to the pattern 12/13/07