Orienteering Hat by Benjamin Krudwig

Orienteering Hat

June 2017
Wing & A Prayer Farm 2-ply Aran
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
120 yards (110 m)
One size
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Inspired by epic literary journeys full of twists and turns, the Orienteering Hat reflects a sense of the unknown through its texture and arched motifs. Knit an additional repeat of the stitch pattern to transform this helm-like hat into a slouchy cap. The beanie is the perfect accessory for adventures cross-country or cross-town—wherever your own journey might take you.

Finished Measurements
20½” / 52 cm x 7¾” / 19.5 cm
Shown worn with 2½” / 6.5 cm of negative ease

1 skein of Wing and a Prayer Farm 2-ply Aran (50% merino, 50% alpaca; 148 yd / 135 m per 100 g) or 120 yd / 110 m of aran weight yarn
Sample shown in Wing and a Prayer Farm 2-ply Aran in Hayden and Olivia

One 16” / 40 cm circular needle in size US 6 / 4 mm
Needles for small circumference knitting (DPNs or long circular for magic loop) in size US 6 / 4 mm
Or use a needle size to obtain gauge after blocking

Stitch markers (one in a distinct color or style for BOR), tapestry needle

18 sts and 26 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in St st after blocking

The stitch pattern creates stretch, so the hat will fit most head circumferences. For a beanie, work the pattern as written. For a looser fit, knit an additional repeat of the body pattern.