Obsession Hat by Annamária Ötvös

Obsession Hat

Knitting
December 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in Basketweave Stitch Pattern
7.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
160 yards (146 m)
56 cm / 22” circumference at widest point, 24.5 cm / 9½” height
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Obsession Hat is knit in the round from the bottom up in an easy to memorize basketweave stitch pattern which creates a beautiful textured fabric. Worked with a bulky yarn this hat is a very quick project. The crown shaping is integrated into the stitch pattern.


Gauge
20 sts and 17 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Basketweave Stitch Pattern knit in the round with needle A after blocking
(Base gauge: 12 sts and 19 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit in the round with needle A after blocking)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Finished Measurements
56 cm / 22” circumference at widest point, 24.5 cm / 9½” height. Comfortably fit average adult head sizes (20-24”)

Yarn
Approximately 145 m/160 y

Sample made with Malabrigo Yarn Mecha (100% merino, 119 m/130 y per skein) in colourway Polar Morn.

Needles
· needle A: 80 cm/32” circular needle or 40 cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (dpns) in size 8.0 mm/ US 11 (or size to obtain gauge)
· needle B: 80 cm/32” circular needle or 40 cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (dpns) in size 7 mm (or you can use a 6.5 mm / US 10½) or two sizes smaller than needle A for the Ribbing
· needle C: 80 cm/32” circular needle or 40 cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (dpns) in size 6.0 mm/ US 10 or two sizes smaller than needle B for the Tubular Cast On (optional)

40 cm/16” circular needles and dpns are optional if you prefer the Magic Loop Method for working small circumferences in the round.

Notions
· 1 stitch marker
· cable needle
· waste yarn for the tubular cast on (optional)

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Knitting in the round, knitting with dpns or magic loop, using cable needle.