Quincy by Jared Flood
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Quincy

Knitting
August 2009
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch w/larger needle
150 - 174 yards (137 - 159 m)
Average Adult
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This unique hat, made with a moebius twist, is deceptively simple to knit. The main portion of Quincy is worked as a flat strip of garter stitch, knit back-and-forth with built-in I-cord on both sides. When this piece reaches sufficient length, the fabric is given a half-twist and the ends are then grafted together using kitchener stitch. You will now have a moebius strip from which you will pick up crown stitches. Crown shaping is worked traditionally, in the round, from this point onward to close the top.

Yarn

1 skein Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100 grams)
Photographed in color Obsidian

Yardage

120 yards of chunky weight wool yarn

Gauge

15 stitches and 28 rows (14 ridges) = 4 inches in Garter Stitch on larger needle

Needles

Size A (for main fabric)
One pair of straight needles in size necessary to obtain pattern gauge listed
Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Size B (for Crown)
One set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)

32” circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

Finished Dimensions

20½” (52 cm) circumference unstretched (to comfortably fit average adult head sizes 20–24” (51-61cm))
8½” (21.5cm) at deepest point

Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Provisional Cast On: Crochet Chain Method

Skill Level

3 out of 5