The Wayfarer Hat by Carol E. Herman

The Wayfarer Hat

December 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern stitch on larger needles after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
Child/Teen; Adult Small; Adult Large; Adult X-Large
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The Wayfarer Hat is a companion piece to the Passport Mitts. An asymmetrical addition to your wardrobe, it is fun to knit and stylish to wear.

Instructions are included for the original “beanie” fit as well as for a more relaxed fit.

To achieve relaxed fit, increase needle size for body of hat and add at least one extra repeat of rounds 1-6 of body of hat (see pattern notes). If matching gauge, use US Size 3 needles for original fit; use US Size 4 needles for more relaxed fit.

Be sure to allow extra yardage if making the relaxed fit. You should have plenty of yardage if using the recommended yarn, but should take this into account if you are making the X-Large, if you add lots of repeats, or if you are a knitter who normally uses more yarn than recommended.