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Ridged Helmet Hat

Knitting
December 2005
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in ridged pattern, worked in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
220 yards (201 m)
21" (53.5 cm) circumference
This pattern is available for free.

Web-exclusive from Interweave Knits, Winter 2005

It is available for free as an individual PDF file from Interweave Knits and for $4.50 from Interweave Online Store. Also available as part of a free e-book, as linked.

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Winter 2005: “I modeled this hat after some close-fitting hats I’ve seen pictured on children in 1940s-era knitting books. but I suspect that the luscious alpaca yarn I used is much softer and more comfortable around the face than the scratchy wool used way back then. I worked the hat ‘inside out’ so I could knit more rows than I purled. Three three-color braided tassels add a flash of color and a bit of fun.”

Finished Size: 21” (53.5 cm) circumference.

Yarn: Knit Picks Andean Treasure (100% baby alpaca; 110 yd 100 m/50 g): #23485 sunset, 2 skeins, #23483 lagoon and #23489 peach, a few yards each.

Yarn weight: #2 - Fine

Gauge: 24 sts and 48 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in ridged patt, worked in the rnd.

Needles: Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16” (40-cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker; tapestry needle.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 2005

This project is shown on page 118-119 of Interweave Knits, Winter 2005. The pattern is NOT in the magazine, however. Readers are instructed to find instructions for this hat as well as the other six designs on the website www.interweaveknits.com. Or send a long self-addressed stamped envelope to Cover Your Ears!, 201 E. Fourth St., Loveland, CO 80537-5655.