Speck Hat by Megan Nodecker

Speck Hat

September 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
120 - 130 yards (110 - 119 m)
One Size Fits All
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This is a hat I designed years ago when I was working up at a ski lodge in Manning Park, BC. In the fall off-season there was no work for me but I stayed anyway and traded hand knit hats for home cooked dinners.

It is a slouchy hat that can be worn like a beret on that back of the head, or pulled forward for a more cloche-like silhouette. It is knit in the round from bottom up beginning with a small, ribbed brim. I’ve used yarn overs and simple decrease stitches to create diagonal lines of lace that spiral around the hat and into the crown.

Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn (Patons Classic Wool Worsted shown in sample)

Yardage: 56g/2oz 112m/122yd

Needles and Notions: 4.5mm/US7 circular or double pointed knitting needles

Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rw = 10cm/4” in stockinette stitch

Size: Hat circumference: 56cm/22” Hat height: 22cm/8.5”