Sandy's Scotland Hat by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Sandy's Scotland Hat

July 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches = 4 inches
in 1 x 1 rib
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 270 yards (183 - 247 m)
S/M & L/XL
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Sandy’s Scotland Hat was designed with customization in mind. I send this lacy cabled pattern off with Laura (aka. “Jimmy” of Jimmy Beans Wool), and co-workers Jeanne and Sandy, to knit on their recent trip to Scotland and the Shetland Isles. This was a special trip for these three as it was to celebrate Sandy finishing her recent Chemo treatment. Sandy’s hat can be knit slouchy or as a beanie, with a folded brim or without, and with or without a drawstring cord to cinch it all down. Knit in Lorna’s Laces Sportmate with its temperature regulating fibers, it’s a great hat for just about any occasion and year-round wear.

What came back from Scotland was a trio of very different hats! Jeanne knit hers with the folded brim, slouchy, and the i-cord (just like my version in the peachy Go Sandy Go color.) Laura went for a beanie style without a folded brim, and Sandy shortened her brim and made her hat more like a skullcap with a cute little cinch for added effect. All in all, these hats all look adorable and were the perfect way to commemorate their adventure.

1 skein Lorna’s Laces Sportmate (shown in “Go Sandy Go” and limited edition “Sandy Goes to Scotland.”)
US 2 & 4 - 16” circular needles
US 3 – 16” circular needles (folded brim only)
US 4 set of DPNs
Cable needle
Waste yarn for provisional cast on (folded brim only)
Crochet hook for provisional cast on (folded brim only)

Gauge (blocked):
28 sts = 4” in 1x1 rib on US 3 needles.
1 Lacy Cable pattern repeat = 2” wide on US 4

Finished Measurements:
S/M: Fits 19-21” head, 17” unstretched
L/XL: Fits 22-23” head, 18.5” unstretched
Height: 8.5 (10.5)”
ok for provisional cast on (folded brim only)
Tapestry needle
1 stitch marker