Old School Gaming Hat by Susanne Visch
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Old School Gaming Hat

Knitting
December 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in over stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
159 - 241 yards (145 - 220 m)
Adult sizes S (M, L) to fit size: 46-53 (53-60, 60-67) cm, 18-21 (21-24, 24-27) inch - when worked in aran weight yarn. Children's sizes 3M (6-12M, child-teen) to fit size: 33-38 (38-43, 43-48) cm, 13-15 (15-17, 17-19) inch - when worked in DK or light wo
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The Old School Gaming Hat is a simple hat with a folded brim and fun stranded color work depicting old school gaming characters. With only two colors for the color work, this hat knits up super quick and is a great first stranded project for anyone who has never attempted this technique before.

This pattern contains instructions for three adult sizes, when worked in an aran weight yarn. Use a DK or light worsted weight yarn instead for sizes suitable for children from 3 months old and upwards.
The Old School Gaming Hat is completely seamless and knitted from the bottom up. The color work pattern for the body of the hat is provided charted only. All other instructions are in written form.

Difficulty level
The Old School Gaming Hat is seamless and knit in the round from the bottom up. This pattern involves following a color chart and working in stranded knitting. An alternative technique for creating the design is to duplicate stitch this design onto the hat after knitting. Stitches used include knit, purl, k2tog and the M1 increase. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate to advanced knitter.

Size
Adult sizes S (M, L) to fit size: 46-53 (53-60, 60-67) cm, 18-21 (21-24, 24-27) inch.
Children’s sizes 3M (6-12M, child-teen) to fit size: 33-38 (38-43, 43-48) cm, 13-15 (15-17, 17-19) inch.

Yarn

  • Main color (gray): 100 (125, 150) m (110 (135, 165) yds) / 50 (62, 75) g
  • Contrast color 1 (pink): 21 (26, 32) m (22 (28, 33) yds) / 27 (30, 32) g
  • Contrast color 2 (yellow): 21 (26, 32) m (22 (28, 33) yds) / 27 (30, 32) g

In the adult sized aran weight sample Peruvian Highland Wool by Filcolana 100% wool; 100 m (109 yds) per 50 g skein was used.

Substitute any wool aran weight yarn for a similar teen/adult sized result.
For a child sized hat, choose a DK or light worsted weight yarn instead.

Gauge
Adult sizes in aran weight yarn:

  • 17 sts / 24 rows = 10 cm (4 inch) over stockinette, knit with larger needles and measured after blocking.
  • 17 sts / 22 rows = 10 cm (4 inch) over 2x2 rib, knit with smaller needles, measured unstretched after blocking.

Children’s sizes in DK or light worsted weight yarn:

  • 19 sts / 26 rows = 10 cm (4 inch) over stockinette, knit with larger needles and measured after blocking.
  • 19 sts / 23 rows = 10 cm (4 inch) over 2x2 rib, knit with smaller needles, measured unstretched after blocking.

For help with or questions about this pattern, you’re welcome in the designer’s group: La Visch Designs.

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