Stout Hat by Kelli Slack

Stout Hat

Knitting
September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
18, 19.5, 21 inches around, 7 to 9 inches long
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Stout beers have always made me laugh. When I think of stout, my mind goes to thick trees and robust livestock. I suppose stout beers are meant to evoke those thoughts too. In any case this colorway reminded me of a stout beer with a bit foam on top and I just couldnt’ resist naming this lightweight hat the “Stout” hat.

With just a hint of lace and mock cables in the ribbed bands, this hat is easily customized by adding or subtracting repeats of the chart.

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

Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: 1/2 Skein Lilliput Simple Sock Yarn, 100% Superwash Merino, 400 yards, Summer Color, Approximately 200 yards used

Needle: US 2 (2.75 mm) Hiya Hiya Circular needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 7.3 stitches per inch (spi) and 10 rows per inch (rpi) OR 29 stitches & 40 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: 18, 19.5, 21 inches around, 7 to 9 inches long

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the circumference of the hat as needed. Alter the width as desired.