Maltese Fisherman's Hat WG08 SO9
Summary A hat with a back neck band.
GAUGE: 5.5 sts to 2”/5 cm; 11 sts to 4”/10 cm
MATERIALS: 1 4oz skein Sheepsdown or thick wool to give above GAUGE; 1 16”/40.6 length needles, 1 set large sock-needles, to give you above GAUGE.
- Published in Knitter’s Alamanac, the June chapter includes directions for the Ganomy Hat and the Three-Cornered Hat, as well as a discussion of borders.
- Also published in Spun Out #9, originally published 1973 as Wool Gathering #8
- Published in the Summer 2008 issue of Interweave Knits with a new chart.
- This pattern was a free limited time download available from Knitting Daily’s website, but is no longer available free online.
Gauge according to Interweave Knits, Summer 2008: 11 sts to 4” (baby’s, 14 sts to 4”).
Materials according to Interweave Knits, Summer 2008: 2 skeins Sheepsdown or 2 wheels Unspun Icelandic wool. A long circular needle (magic loop) of a size to give you wanted gauge or a pair of 24” needles to work around; or a 16” needle followed by a set of d.p. needles for top shaping.
Elizabeth Zimmermann’s elaboration on Maltese Fisherman’s Hat:
…A friend returning from foreign parts once brought me a Maltese Fisherman’s Hat to copy. … A wide band of garter-stitch encircled neck-back and ears, which it hugged in a very comforting fashion.