Keating Hat by Evin Bail O'Keeffe

Keating Hat

by Evin Bail O'Keeffe
October 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
126 - 165 yards (115 - 151 m)
Small and Medium
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Years ago, I was in need of a simple hat pattern that was loose enough to not crush my hair or even to make way for a ponytail. After a few attempts, my Keating Hat was created. It is a fairly quick knit in the round and, with two size options, quite a thoughtful gift. Using a colorful yarn brightens any day, even the cold and grey days of January.

Smudge Yarns Merino DK weight yarn
Small: 126yd / 115m / 63g
Medium: 165yd / 151m / 83g
Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend DK weight yarn
Small: 126yd / 115m / 42g Medium: 165yd / 151m / 55g
Similar DK weight yarn to obtain gauge

4.5 mm (US7) circular knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Scissors and needle to weave in ends

Stockinette Gauge:
23sts x 32rows / 4in x 4in

Small (16.5–21.5” at ribbing, 10” top to brim) and
Medium (19.5–26” at ribbing, 11” top to brim)