Pollen Hat by Andrea Mowry

Pollen Hat

April 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
75 - 150 yards (69 - 137 m)
Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large
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Transitioning from Winter to Spring always means layers to me. Preferably leaving my jacket behind, and counting on a few of my favorite woolens to keep me cozy against the last of the icy winter breezes. In particular, I love a light weight hat - quick to knit up in worsted weight, at a gauge that keeps it from being overly warm. Plus, this one has a fun texture that makes it unique and intriguing to knit! The color of this hat reminds me of pollen and all the Spring blooms getting ready to burst open! This unisex hat is available in sizes for the whole family, from baby to adult large!

Yarn: 30 (30, 40, 50, 60) grams; 75 (75, 100, 120, 150) yards Worsted Weight
Suggested Yarn: O-wool Local (100 g/3.5 oz; 240 yd/219 m) - MC 1 skein River Oat
Needles: US 7/ 4.5mm & US 9/5.5mm (16in/40cm) and DPNs or longer circulars for crown shaping
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker, cable needle, measuring tape, scissors
Gauge (measured over Stitch Pattern Repeat in the round after blocking): 17.5 sts and 24 rows = 4 in/10 cm on larger needles
Sizes: Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
Finished Measurements: Unstretched brim circumference: 14 (16, 16, 18, 20) in/ 35 (40, 40, 46, 51) cm; Height: 6.5 (7, 8, 9.75, 10.75) in/ 17 (18, 20, 25, 27) cm;
Techniques to Indulge In: Working in the round, fun, cabled texture, slipping stitches, ribbing, decreasing