Maze and Chevron Hat by Deborah Bennett
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Maze and Chevron Hat

February 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Child large, Adult medium
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The hat looks quite complicated but is actually easy to knit. Only one color is used on any given round in most of the hat. I designed this hat as a way to try out a new yarn and to be entertaining to knit. It is also a great stash-buster, since it uses ½ skein each of two colors.

85 yards each of two colors of yarn. Any worsted-weight yarn should work well.

Yes, that is Barbara Walker modeling my hat. It was at the first Sock Summit.

The original pattern dated 2/7/09 has an error in the Adult M Zebra Chevron chart. In Row 13, reading R to L, the last 4 stiches read slip, slip, knit (dark), SSK. The corrected version should read knit (dark), slip, knit (dark), SSK. Please correct your chart or download the latest version.

Any pattern copies downloaded before Sep 20, 2009 have a minor error in the materials section. The colors of MC and CC are reversed from how they are used in the sample in the photos. Please annotate your pattern to show Black as MC and White as CC, or download the new version dated 09/20/09.

Some knitters have noted that the bottom brim rolls. Yes, this happens with mine too, but I find the hat quite wearable nonetheless. You can substitute a non-rolling pattern like seed stitch for the stockinette rows before the maze pattern starts if you like. I made one hat like that. The brim doesn’t roll as much, but I didn’t like the different texture of the seed stitch and the stockinette. If you have an idea for a smooth-looking non-rolling stitch pattern for this section, please contact the designer with a Ravelry PM.