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Steady Hat

Knitting
February 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
246 yards (225 m)
To fit head circumference: 45 (49, 54, 58) cm [17.25 (19.25, 21.25, 22.75) in]
This pattern is available for £2.50 GBP buy it now

As with the Ready Mitts, the Steady Hat was designed with a particular function in mind. One of the problems I have with winter running is getting cold ears when I start off. Now, I’m not saying my ears are big, but when I met Gary Lineker, he pointed and laughed. I could have gone for a knitted headband, except for the fact that I’m neither Ray Mears, nor Bjorn Borg.
I decided that a folded brim would keep my ears warm, without having a really thick hat that would cause me to overheat. The outer layer of the brim is in the same stitch pattern as the Ready Mitts, so that there s continuity within the collection. It’s fairly straightforward to knit, with enough variety to keep you interested. The Skein Queen yarn is a great colour so I will stand out in a crowd!
This is the second Ready, Steady, Go! pattern, and the Go! Scarf, will be released in March.

There is a photo tutorial for the folded brim over on Veuf Tricot’s blog here: Folded Brim Tutorial

All proceeds from the sale of the Ready, Steady, Go! patterns, after PayPal and Ravelry fees will go to Refuge - a UK charity for women and children suffering domestic violence.

SIZES
To fit head circumference: 45 (49, 54, 58) cm {17.25 (19.25, 21.25, 22.75) in}
Actual head circumference: 41.5 (46, 50, 54) cm {16.25 (18, 19.75, 21.25) in}

YARN
Skein Queen Desire (DK weight; 100% merino; 225m/100g skeins)
Steady Saffron for Refuge 1 x 100g skein

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES
1 set 3.75mm UK 9/US 5 circular needles 30-40cm 12-16in long
1 set 4mm UK 8/US 6 circular needles 30-40cm 12-16in long and double-pointed needles of the same size (or your preferred needles for
working small diameters in the round)
Stitch markers
A small quantity of DK waste yarn in a contrasting colour

TENSION
24 sts and 33 rounds to 10cm x 10cm 4in x 4in over st st using 4mm
needles
23 sts and 38 rounds to 10cm x 10cm 4in x 4in over texture stitch pattern using 4mm needles