Kilbourne Hat by Cassie Castillo

Kilbourne Hat

February 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 25.5 rows = 4 inches
in Twisted Chevron Chart
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
Circumference: 20 (22.5)” Length: 7.5 (8.75)”
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Kilbourne Hat is a unisex close fitting beanie that utilizes twisted stitches to create a zig zag pattern. Beginning with a twisted rib, it is worked in the round from the bottom up with a crown that is worked in progressively smaller zig zags. After a few rounds the stitch pattern becomes intuitive but still engaging during this quick to knit project.

Kilbourne Hat is very stretchy, and should be worn with 1-2” negative ease. Sized to fit both men and women and only using 150-200 yards of worsted weight yarn, this hat will be your go-to gift knit.

Skills needed:
ability to read a chart
working in the round
knowledge of twisted stitches is helpful but not necessary

Designer note: I knit very loosely so please check your gauge. It may be necessary to go up 1 or 2 needle sizes.