Shifting Bricks Hat by Kelli Slack

Shifting Bricks Hat

September 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
18.5, 20, 20.5 inches around
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This hat was started and inspired by Washington, D. C. I had the distinct pleasure of visiting there and enjoyed walking around the city. On those walks though, I noticed the bricks in the sidewalks. While lovely to look at, sometimes those bricks would shift. It inspired the cable that you see in this hat with its slightly offset cable and add number of stitches. I hope you too will enjoy the wending path of the cables in this warm and wooly hat.

This pattern is meant for adventurous novice knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between.

Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: 1 Skein Studio Donegal Soft Tweed, 210 yards, color 5248 Donegal Sky, 100% Merino

Needle: US 6 (4.00 mm) ChiaoGoo Circular needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 4.44 stitches per inch (spi) & 6 rows per inch OR 18 stitches and 24 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: 18.5, 20, 21.5 inches around, 7 to 9 inches deep

To alter the size: Add or subtract repeats of the cable pattern OR adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the circumference of the hat as needed.