Polka Knot Hat by Ellen Mason

Polka Knot Hat

October 2015
Foxhill Farm
yarn held together
Aran / Worsted
+ Aran / Worsted
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
75 - 90 yards (69 - 82 m)
18.75, 20, 20.5 inches around
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If you want to give Foxhill Farm Yarn a go, but aren’t up for a whole sweater, then you need to knit a hat, right? Three different hat patterns from me and Thea Colman, just in time for Rhinebeck shopping!

The Polka Knot Hat is a quick project knit in the round from the bottom up. Foxhill Farm’s bulky 3-ply yarn builds a toasty warm fabric. The polka knots are fun to work and provide an opportunity to showcase a special yarn. In the sample they are worked in an alpaca yarn with a dreamy halo, but one could also use a multicolor variegated yarn for a confetti effect.

Suggested Yarns
Main color: 1 skein (90 yards, 4 ounces) of Foxhill Farm 3-ply bulky weight, “Bucks Plus” 100% wool
Contrast color: approximately 30 yards of worsted weight or 60 yards of sport weight held double, shown in Graceland Farm 100% alpaca

13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in polka knot pattern

Skills Used
Carrying a second color, working a small circumference in the round.

US size 10½ (6.5mm) suggested to obtain gauge.
Needle styles: 16-inch (40cm) circulars for the hat body, and your preferred needle style for working a small circumference in the round (double points, two circulars, or one long circular).

• 1 Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle
• Pom pom maker