Retki Hat by Laura Peters

Retki Hat

September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
140 - 150 yards (128 - 137 m)
One size
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Retki is the Finnish word for excursion. Whether you take your Retki Hat camping in the mountains, apple picking on a farm, or to cover your hair for school drop-off, it is the perfect hat for any outing.

With its simple construction and comfy slouch, the Retki Hat will be your new go-to hat pattern. Best knit in a soft yarn with a nice drape, this versatile hat is suitable for both men and women and looks great on just about everyone. The wide rib brim contributes plenty of stretch to fit a wide range of sizes. It’s a quick knit that you’ll want to knit again and again.

It is written for knitters of all skill levels with tips on technique and how to adjust to your desired height and slouchiness. Knitters new to knitting in the round will appreciate the linked tutorial while the integrated garter ridges will keep more experienced hat knitters interested.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit.


One Size
To fit head circumference 20-23in/51-58.5cm

Yarn: 150yds/137m worsted weight

Sample uses Jan Marek Raczkowski Studio Merino/Silk Blend Worsted (60% merino, 40% silk, 250yds/229m per 4oz/113g skein) in Buche

Needles: US 8/5mm for working in the round; DPNs, 16in/40cm circular or 40in/100cm circular for Magic Loop method

Notions: Two locking-type stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends