Irish Hiking Hat - Bulky Version
Designed to match the Irish Hiking Scarf.
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