Otterbein Hat by Kara McKinley

Otterbein Hat

Knitting
September 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch knit flat
US 7 - 4.5 mm
140 - 160 yards (128 - 146 m)
Small (Large) Adult
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Construction: Otterbein is a cabled beanie-style hat with a ribbed brim that segues neatly into the cable pattern.

Skill level: Intermediate
Skills needed: knitting in the round, decreasing by k2tog, basic cabling and twisting stitches

Size: Small (Large) Adult
Circumference: 17”(19”) unstretched; Stretches up to 22” (26”)
Height: 8 ½” (9 ½”)

Gauge: 19 sts and 26 rows per 4” in stockinette stitch knit flat OR 25 sts and 24 rows in body of hat pattern

Materials:

  • US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle and double pointed needles, or size needed to reach gauge
  • 140 (160) yards aran weight wool or wool blend yarn. Shown in: Lion Brand Martha Stewart Crafts Extra Soft Wool Blend (gray pearl) 1 skein (165 yards), 65% acrylic, 35% wool
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors